Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism.
December 8, 2016 – December 28, 2016.
Opening reception December 8, 6-9 PM.
- A special event and dance party with live Klezmer music will be held on December 24th, 2016 from 6-9 PM, for the opening of Yiddish New York. Bring your dancing shoes for an evening of freylekhs, shers, bulgars and more – dancers of all levels welcome – steps will be taught.
Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002.
What role do superstitions and expressions of their associated symbols, play in today’s Jewish worlds? What need is there for protection through amulets or ritual practice? How do we navigate the gap between scientific explanations and irrational, all too human fears?
This exhibition of work by contemporary artists, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann, in conjunction with Yiddish New York, a festival of music, language and culture, addresses these questions.
Exhibiting Artists (JAS members in bold):
Jan Baracz, Gabriella Boros, Lee Brozgol, Carol Buchman, Susan Dessel, Sanford Drob, Lisa Ferber, Harriet Finck, Yoav Friedlander, David Friedman, Jaynie Gillman Rimmins, Robert Grant, Mikhail Gubin, Kelly Hanrahan, Sara Klar, Bernice Sokow Kramer, Batya Kuncman, Howard Lerner, Terry Marks, Clark Rendall, Isaac Roller, Steven Sangapore, Debbie Schore, Manju Shandler, Danielle Siegelbaum, Joel Silverstein, Yona Verwer, Larisa Voloshin, David Wander, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Kaethe Wenzel.