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Visual Art Conference; David Sperber examines the Jewish feminist work of Helene Aylon

Film still of ”The Liberation of  Helene Aylon”, Kelly Spivey, US, 2015, 25 min

Curator David Sperber will present at a conference at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His subject will be the art of Helene Aylon.

Sperber will examine Aylon’s Jewish feminist work: its reception and contributions to both Jewish museums and religious communities, by analyzing the interactions between the artist, the curators and rabbis. Noting the gap between the artist’s view of her work, and the way it is understood by the rabbis, Sperber will argue that Aylon challenges the Jewish community with a radical feminist discourse that barely exists in the traditional Jewish world

Thursday, December 24, 2015 

Modern Art and Visual Culture: A Conference in Honor of Professor Ruth E. Iskin

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Two friends of the Jewish Art Salon are presenting:

11.15 AM David Sperber, Bar-Ilan University
The Liberation of G-d: Helène Aylon’s Jewish-Feminist Art

2 PM Emily Bilski, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
Smiling at You: Sharone Lifschitz and the Art of the Encounter













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