Erez Nevi Pana<br/>
Image courtesy of Friedman Benda and Erez Nevi Pana<br/>

Crystalline Erez Nevi Pana in Conversation with Ewan McEoin

Fri 18 Dec 20, 7pm

Erez Nevi Pana<br/> Image courtesy of Friedman Benda and Erez Nevi Pana<br/>
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This program takes place virtually

Erez Nevi Pana’s Crystalline 2020 will be one of the world’s first commissioned works of salt-based architecture. The work examines a metamorphosis of salt as a basic raw material into a deliberate refined composition that interprets crystal growth and natural processes as an architectural practice.

This project speaks of the need for restoration of the Dead Sea area, polluted by salt as a by-product of industry, and postulates that salt-based architecture could introduce new and more sustainable paradigms for housing, tourism, and public works.

Prior to NGV Triennial opening on 19 December at NGV International, Pana discusses the concept and creative process behind his design project with NGV’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture Ewan McEoin.

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Erez Nevi Pana earned his BA in Design from the Holon Institute of Technology in 2011 and an MA from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2014, where his thesis focused on the recrystallisation of salt. A vegan and animal rights activist, his practice is based on veganism, conscientious and sustainable design. For the past eight years, working with salt in the Dead Sea has been fundamental to Nevi Pana’s research question: ‘What can be done with 20 million tons of salt, a by product accumulated every year in the fifth pond of the Dead Sea?’

Ewan McEoin is the Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of the Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the NGV. He was part of the senior curatorial team for Melbourne Now and the NGV Triennial (2017 and 2020) and curates the annual NGV Architecture Commissions program. He has curated several focused and collection exhibitions, including Les Mason: Solo, Glenn  Murcutt: Architecture of Faith, Design Storytellers and Archaeology of Light:  Erieta  Attali, and works extensively on the NGV’s annual Melbourne Design Week, Australia’s leading international design program. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Design and Social Context at RMIT University.

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The NGV warmly thanks Triennial Major Supporters The Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Foundation, The Michael and Janet Buxton Foundation and MAB Corporation Pty Ltd for their joint support of Erez Nevi Pana’s Crystalline 2020.