April 2, 2019: 2:00-3:00 pm
92 St Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128.
Contemporary Jewish Narratives
Moderator: Matthew Baigell.
Panelists: Archie Rand, Richard McBee, Joel Silverstein.
View the video recording HERE
For the past 40 years three artists, Archie Rand, Richard McBee and Joel
Silverstein have created paintings of contemporary Jewish Narratives. Their core subjects range from the Bible, Jewish commentaries, history, ritual, as well as contemporary Jewish life; all filtered through a modern and highly personal lens.
Their explorations have included a pop eclecticism, feminism, as well as forays
into the modern myths of superheroes and postmodern irreverence. Their
particular process of visual creativity addresses the fundamental concerns of
serious Jewish thought as well as the cutting edges of contemporary art. They
will discuss the concepts that inspire them and their working process with specific examples, especially works currently on exhibition at the Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The exhibition will be open special hours to allow for a Conference Field Trip to
view the exhibition.
The Jewish Art Salon will be conducting three panel discussions at the conference; the other two panels are:
April 1: 9:00-10:00 am.
Spinoza in Our Time / Moderator: Ori Z. Soltes.
Panelists: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Goldie Gross, Judith Joseph, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Yona Verwer, David Wander.
April 2: 10:00-11:00 am.
Anti-Semitism and Jewish Art Today / Moderator: Ruth Weisberg.
Panelists: Yona Verwer, Phillip Schwartz, Max Kulchinsky, Richard McBee.