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JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation at Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art


The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and the Jewish Art Salon present:

JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation 

September 1st through November 15th, 2015. Mon-Fri  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Reception & Panel Discussion with Curators 

October 15, 2015 @ 6pm

Guest Speakers

Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee & Aimee Rubensteen, JOMIX Exhibit Curators, Jewish Art Salon.

Introductions by Wendi Furman, PMJA Director of Exhibitions, and Yona Verwer, President Jewish Art Salon.

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

615 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123


About the Exhibit 

From the invention of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, to the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman, Jewish artists and writers have served an essential and indispensable role in the comics and graphic novel industry. This exhibition explores a roster of cutting-edge creators, reinvestigating traditional genres like superhero, political satire, romance, horror, science fiction and confessionals through a Jewish lens.

Catalog design by Dorit Jordan Dotan.

The title of the show, JOMIX, is a hybrid term composed from the old underground independently produced “comix”, such as Zap Comix, 1968, edgy and transgressive in nature as chang
ed by Jewish origins and intent.

In this way, the show challenges viewers to experience how these contemporary Jewish artists use the comics medium as a way to express and address their own Jewish identity and cultural experience, while also examining the complex relationship of art, identity and culture within the Jewish community at large.

Printed catalog available.

Catalog online preview HERE.


Participating Artists 

Shay Charka, Howard Chaykin, Leela Corman, Jessica Deutsch, Aliza Donath, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Josh Edelglass, Zev Engelmayer, Liana Finck,  Stuart Immonen, Miriam Katin, Jack Kirby, Scott Koblish, Michael Korosty, Yonah Lavery, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Rutu Modan, Archie Rand, Ariel Schrag, Liat Shalom, Joel Silverstein,  Dov Smiley, Joshua Stulman, Arthur Szyk, Deborah Ugoretz, Eli Valley, Julian Voloj, JT Waldman, David Wander, Al Wiesner, Ephraim Wuensch.

Curators: Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee, Aimee Rubensteen.

Curatorial Advisor: Wendi Furman, Yona Verwer.


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