Faith & Form - New York
Faith & Form - Art Exhibit Addressing Racism, Intolerance and Anti-semitism by the Jewish Art Salon
"RESPONDING TO THE MISSION OF THE ANNE FRANK CENTER USA, THE EXHIBIT FEATURES JEWISH ART SALON ARTISTS FROM NORTH AMERICA, ISRAEL AND EUROPE WHOSE WORK ADDRESSES THEMES OF INTOLERANCE, IDENTITY, ANTI-SEMITISM, RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION," EXPLAINS YVONNE SIMONS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE ANNE FRANK CENTER USA.
JANUARY 15, 2014, 6 - 9 PM
HOURS: 1.15.14 THROUGH 3.28.14, TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10-5.
THE ANNE FRANK CENTER USA
44 Park Place, New York, NY 10007
Tel: 212 431.7993
Robin Atlas, Shoshannah Brombacher, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Ash Fitzgerald, Lorelei and Alex Gruss, Reineke Hollander, Michal Mahgerefteh, Paul Margolis, Jacob Mezrahi, Aaron Morgan, Marcy Rivka Nehorai, Mark Podwal, Carol Phillips, Deborah Raichman, Joan Roth, Lynn Russell, Gillian Singer, Arlene Sokolow, Yona Verwer, Julian Voloj, and Joyce Weinstein.
Faith & Form consists of multi-media work depicting a range of subjects. Anti-semitism is explored in various ways: through the myth of the Golem, a portrait of the Iranian president, and in unusual approaches toHolocaust art: a lantern homage to the lost ghetto of Krakow; an abstract painting featuring stones from Treblinka; stolen sacred Jewish objects for sale at an antique market, a Yizkor artists book, a wood inlay of people waiting for unknown destinations, a collage based on Holocaust poems, a Purim painting, and a menorah in Nazi Germany painting.
Several of the photographs detail the lives of Jewish émigré and outsider communities, such as the vanishing Bukharan Jews and the self-proclaimed Black Jews in Queens. Intolerance is alluded to in a gay Jewish wedding photo, and a protection amulet painting.
Faith, history and identity inform the work of these 21 artists, asserting a vision of contemporary art that is as bold as it is diverse.
The Jewish Week Review
“Damned Haman,” by Dorit Jordan Dotan, juxtaposes a cheerful class photograph of her mother in Pre-War Vienna superimposed by the looted Jewish objects for sale in Vienna today. Read More...
The Anne Frank Center USA is Announcing the Opening Reception of Faith & Form, a New Exhibit with the Jewish Art Salon 1.15.14 in NY
Work by 21 Jewish Art Salon members demonstrating a bold vision of contemporary art at The Anne Frank Center USA.
Damned Haman/ Mixed Media 9"x5.5"
Sacred Jewish objects found for sale at an antique market in Vienna, looted from the original owners by our century's Haman. Background is the last photo taken of my grandmother before fleeing Vienna, to become a refugee in the Shanghai Ghetto, China.