There has long been an underlying current of anti-Semitism in modern and contemporary art.
Artworks by Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa have been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Most recently, Banksy’s work showing two Hassidic men kissing, was painted on the Wailing Wall, a segment of the walls surrounding the area of the Temple Mount (Har Habayit), which is the holiest site in Judaism. Was this a guerilla art installation or anti-Semitic vandalism?
Except for a few brave writers and a few organizations, such as the Jewish Museum, this form of bigotry has gone underreported or ignored. There is a pervasive view that it is unthinkable for artists to be anti-Semitic. We like to feel we are above that. Or are we? Why have so many arts organizations, critics and artists remained silent?
Papers are sought from art historians, critics regarding this issue as well as artists who have had their work censored, vandalized or refused because of their religious affiliation.
New York City, February 10–13, 2021
Hilton New York Midtown
The CAA Annual Conference brings together over 4,500 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals in all stages of their careers. Each year they offer sessions selected by the CAA Council of Readers and the Annual Conference Committee, representing the vast scholarship and practice of CAA members.
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How to submit a proposal here.