Curator Aimee Rubensteen wrote an article on Jewish Women Open Up About Getting Their Periods – These women reflect on Niddah. “One of the great challenges in living a Jewish feminist life is finding the balance between maintaining tradition and upholding feminist principles.”
… “I’ve been questioning everything about my Jewish upbringing and the heteropatriarchy embedded within its foundations. As a curator, I create experiences for others to challenge their own expectations. But it wasn’t until I recently curated an exhibition about menstruation at my gallery, Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, that it became very clear, very quickly, that I was not the only one dumbstruck by the taboos around menstruation in our private and public spheres”.
Read the full article here.
And on a different topic, Rubensteen recently was published in The Art Section with her article Miami’s Jewel Box, which discusses “a rare example of Miami Modern architecture that not only integrates art but also utilizes the surrounding element of sun”.
“Miamians experience the YoungArts Jewel Box from their car while driving north on Biscayne Boulevard. And there’s a moment – usually of pause – when the structure’s façade is in full view. Like a sculpture, it’s perched up on its central structure, and is as much an invitation to your eyes as it is to the sun’s beams.
This landmark in midtown Miami, the Jewel Box, surrenders to the sun in the best way possible: it harnesses the rays to complete its stained-glass design. Commissioned by Bacardi, and completed in 1975, the Jewel Box is a rare example of Miami Modern architecture that not only integrates art but also utilizes the surrounding element of sun…” Continue the article here.
For the Jewish Art Salon Rubensteen co-curated JOMIX: Jewish Comics- Art & Derivation, as well as the upcoming exhibition Through Compassionate Eyes-The Ethical Treatment of Animals.