Wednesday 30th of September, 16:30 – 19:00
NEW YORK / NEW WORK – ARTISTS TALKS & FILMS
As part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2015
Van Leer Institute, Polonsky Auditorium, Jabotinsky 43, Jerusalem
16:00 – View the art exhibit.
16:30 – Panel with exhibiting artists Yona Verwer, Richard McBee, Cynthia Beth Rubin, David Wander.
Introductions by Dvora Liss and David Sperber.
18:00 – BLUE LIKE ME: The Art of Siona Benjamin
Director: Hal Rifkin (28min, USA/India, 2015) English. Documentary. An exploration of artist Siona Benjamin’s fascinating life and work. A Jew raised in India, Benjamin goes on to achieve global acclaim for her vibrant paintings, which blend Talmudic, Hindu and Islamic references with contemporary Western art influences. Conversation with Siona Benjamin follows the screening.
18:30 – The Liberation of Helène Aylon
Filmmaker: Kelly Spivey (25 min, USA 2015) English. Sound Mix: Alex Noyes. The Liberation of Helène Aylon is a film portrait that explores how a Jewish Orthodox woman became a contemporary feminist artist.