Category Archie Rand

Archie Rand in the media

Rand’s opening remarks for “The 613”, his exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, are featured on Vimeo here.    In addition Rand was interviewed by Raul Gallyot of KWMR radio in San Francisco, where he was asked a couple of curve ball questions that pertain to the aesthetics of the painting. Interview available here. Much of […]

Archie Rand’s The 613 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The 613 is a major painting project by Archie Rand presented at The CJM in San Francisco in its museum debut and first appearance outside New York City. In traditional Jewish texts 613 rules for ethical and religious behavior are asked of all Jews. Rand’s exhibition includes one painting for each one of the 613; they […]

Jewish Art Salon rockets to Teaneck

Joanne Palmer wrote an in-depth article about the Jewish Art Salon, its mission, and its upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale. Quotes by Archie Rand, Miriam Stern, Joel Silverstein,  and Yona Verwer.   … Other questions that hover over any discussion of Jewish art also are the very basic ones: What is Jewish art? What is […]

Samantha Baskind’s Publications

Jewish Art Salon Advisor Samantha Baskind has published two catalogs featuring the art of Archie Rand. Samantha Baskind, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible (Cleveland: Galleries at CSU, 2016). Baskind wrote a 180 page catalog to go with the exhibit she curated that includes all 60 paintings as full-page color plates.  To purchase contact the Galleries at Cleveland State […]

Archie Rand’s Kol Nidre at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Images from Brooklyn-based Jewish Art Salon member Archie Rand’s acclaimed book The 613, an illustrated reimagining of the 613 Jewish commandments that earned praise from the likes of Art Spiegelman and Ang Lee, are recreated in a charming animated short that features music by Jeremiah Lockwood. “Kol Nidre #3” will have its World Premiere as part of the […]

Shma’s New Issue: Tochecha-Rebuke | תֹכֵחָה Rebuke: Criticism with love

The November issue of Shma Now features the artwork of Nancy Current, and Archie Rand. Its theme, Tochecha-Rebuke | תֹכֵחָה Rebuke: Criticism with love, is discussed here by the editor: “When I initially began framing this issue of Sh’ma Now—in the midst of an ugly, rancorous election season—I was wondering about how, post-election, we might return to […]

Archie Rand’s NYC Exhibit & Reviews

“Two Italian Series” by Archie Rand will be on view from September 22 until October 24, 2016 at The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY. In addition, The Los Angeles Review of Books just published a substantial article on “The 613” by Rand: A God Who Let Us Prove His Existence Would Be […]

Archie Rand & Samantha Baskind at CSU

Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History, Cleveland State University, and Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, curated three exhibitions on Jewish themes at the Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, Ohio, opening September 1st. The anchoring show will be the entirety of Archie Rand’s series Sixty Paintings from the Bible, not seen together since 1992, the year it […]

Paint by Numbers at the HUC-JIR Museum

Numbers are integral to Jewish rituals, belief, significant historical dates, and daily life. Numbers and numerology have been at the core of Biblical understanding since the Bible was codified and possibly before. Inescapable, numbers are the global language of humanity. More than fifty contemporary artists illuminate the meaning of numbers and their symbolism through a […]

JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art and Derivation

The Jewish Art Salon & the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center present: JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art and Derivation  Curated by Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee & Aimee Rubensteen. Conceived by the Jewish Art Salon. September 25 12:00-3:00 PM  Opening                                    […]

Archie Rand in the Media

“B”, the Brooklyn College Magazine, has published an article featuring Rand’s book, “The 613”. Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own painting, a series that took five years to complete. The book, which  is selling very well and continues to generate the attention of the media. See the article […]

Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture

Ori Z. Soltes’ new book was recently published and is available here on Amazon. This magnum opus of 630 pages is currently available as a black & white edition. The two-volume full-color edition will be available in a few months. Not only are many Jewish Art Salon artists represented in this book, it ends with our […]

Archie Rand’s Exhibits and Award for Excellence

Archie Rand has a solo exhibition currently at SRO Gallery and am in a group exhibition at Trestle Gallery, both in Brooklyn, NY.. He spoke to a sell-out crowd at Trestle Gallery May 26th about the arc of his development that led to the creation of “The 613”. SRO Gallery, 1144 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216 HOURS: Saturday […]

The 4 Sons at Gitler &_____

This NYC exhibition features art by Angélica Muñoz Castaño, Jason Covert, Lori Field, Kristian Glynn, Dennis Kardon, Boy Kong, Erik Olson, Graham Preston, Archie Rand, Team Macho, and Tom Sanford. Gitler &_____ 3629 Broadway, (b/w 149th and 150th), NYC 10031 April 12, 2016 – May 13, 2016 Opening reception: Tuesday, April 12, 6-9 PM Hours: Saturday 1pm – […]

CREATIVE METHODS: HOW JEWISH ARTISTS MAKE JEWISH ART

Sunday, March 27th, 2016 featured an art symposium at The Jewish Museum, New York. Organized by the Harry Friedman Society, the Alfred & Jean Moldovan Memorial Symposium involved three Jewish Art Salon members. Ori Z. Soltes, Goldman Professorial Lecturer in Theology & Fine Art, Georgetown University, who is also an Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, presented Defining Jewish […]

Archie Rand at the NY Comics Symposium

THE NEW YORK COMICS & PICTURE-STORY SYMPOSIUM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9th AT 7 PM The New School / Parsons 2 West 13 Street, New York, NY – In the Bark Room, off the lobby. Archie Rand, painter and graphic collaborator with contemporary poets, discusses his new book “The 613” in which each page features a painting […]

Archie Rand’s 613

Archie Rand’s career as an artist spans five decades and myriad themes and genres. His oeuvre The 613 is surely one of his most ambitious feats yet. Without any idea where the work would be exhibited, Rand began transforming each and every one of the 613 mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own breathtaking painting, a series […]

Symposium on Femininity and Masculinity in Jewish Art

The Mishkan Museum in Ein Harod, Israel, hosts a closing event on January 29th at the exhibit New York / New Work, which features works by Jewish Art Salon members. This symposium, in memory of Ahuva Ben Aharon, is done in conjunction with Midreshet Ein Hanatziv, Niggun Nashim and Oranim College.  The New York / New Work exhibition […]

Archie Rand’s 613 in NY Times & Wall Street Journal

Archie Rand has received a lot of press reviews with the publication of his book The 613. Here are  highlights, including a television show: On Michael Stoler’s CUNY – TV show, “Building New York”, there will be two consecutive weeks of interviews with painter Archie Rand. In addition: Do This, Don’t Do That – Lots of people try to live […]

“The 613,” Book by Archie Rand

“The 613 may be the most audacious and distinctive book of its kind” -Blue Rider Press, Penguin Random House Publishers “Wow!”            “Splendid!”     “Truth!” “Rat-a-tat!”   “Dazzling!” – Art Spiegelman   -John Ashbery   -Ang Lee -Jules Feiffer   –Cynthia Ozick Archie Rand’s career as an artist spans five […]

“New York New Work” at the Mishkan Museum of Art

  The Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod presents New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC  November 13 – January 31, 2016 Opening Reception Friday November 13, 11:30 AM. Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, 18965 Israel The exhibition, co-organized by the Jewish Art Salon, a global group of artists and scholars, […]

Biblical Inspiration in a Secular Age.  

Featuring artwork inspired by the Old Testament. Artists: Helene Aylon, Siona Benjamin, Archie Rand, Hanan Harchol, Marc Malberg Curator: Judith Brodsky Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5-7 p.m. Artists’ Talk: Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.   Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Top Floor 2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648. Phone: (609) 895-5588. Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, December […]

Archie Rand: “The 54 Chapter Paintings”

The Tribeca Synagogue in New York presents an exhibition of The 54 Chapter Paintings by Archie Rand. Each painting is based on the weekly parsha and exhibited in order. Displayed for the first time as a solo exhibition, this body of work was first shown at the Jewish Museum in 1989. On Thursday November 19th the Synagogue […]

The 613 by Archie Rand

Artist Archie Rand took on a very ambitious project: he painted all 613 Jewish commandments. These images have been published in a book “The 613 by Archie Rand”, which will be published November 10th by Blue Rider Press. More publication info here. Archie Rand’s career as an artist spans five decades and myriad themes and […]

Evil: A Matter Of Intent

The HUC – JIR Museum in New York hosts an art exhibit on the concept of Evil. The art will be on view till June 30, 2016. Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a program at 6:30 pm Evil is not a cosmic accident. It does not just happen. Natural disasters happen. Disease, drought, […]

The Jerusalem Biennale in El Al Magazine Article

El Al’s September 2015 article mentions the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibit New York / New Work, and artists Siona Benjamin, Archie Rand, Richard McBee, Tobi Kahn and Andi Arnovitz. The article also features JAS member Yehudis Barmatz. Other press received so far: Israeli News Channel 10 Daily news (Around the 26:17 minutes mark), October 13, 2015 JNS.org What’s that huge white […]

Jewish Art Salon at the Jerusalem Biennale 2015

THE SECOND JERUSALEM BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH ART WILL SHOWCASE THE WORK OF NEARLY 200 ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. The Jewish Art Salon’s Pavilion at the Polonsky Academy features New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC, curated by Dvora Liss and David Sperber Participating artists: Helène Aylon, Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Robert Kirschbaum, Richard McBee, Archie Rand, Cynthia […]

JOMIX Catalog

We are proud to announce the catalog of our art exhibit JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation Expertly designed by Dorit Jordan Dotan, the print version will be ready late September. Online preview here. The exhibit, an expanded version of the previous JOMIX, is curated by Joel Silverstein, Aimee Rubensteen, and Richard McBee. Wendi Furman and Yona Verwer assisted […]

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, […]

JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation

UJA-Federation of New York 
invites you to their exhibit with the Jewish Art Salon. JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation UJA-Federation of New York 130 East 59th Street, Seventh-Floor Gallery, New York City Exhibition on view March 1 – May 8, 2015 Monday-Thursday 10-6 by appointment. Contact Lillian Rodriguez at 1.212.836.1793 or rodriguezl@ujafedny.org ______________________ Gallery talk & tour Tuesday, […]

Richard McBee’s Contemporary Jewish Art: The Challenge

The Journal of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Volume 7 2013-2014 “Milin Havivin” presents its first-ever special issue: A Judaism Engaged with the Arts. The outstanding articles in this issue demonstrate that Judaism and the arts are not separated by an impassable cleft, but are joined together in a surprisingly intimate relationship. Judaism has enjoyed a longstanding engagement with […]

Are We Living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art?

The Arty Semite By Matthew Baigell, March 4, 2011 Most people do not know that we are living in a golden age of Jewish American art. But, as I will explain in a lecture at the Jewish Museum on March 7, we are. Since around 1975, there has been an incredible but largely ignored outpouring of art […]

DURA EUROPOS PROJECT II

UJA-Federation of New York features The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Interpreted Through 21st Century Eyes This exhibit is a project of the Jewish Art Salon. Exhibit on view till June 11, 2012. Guest Speakers March 27 Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Yona Verwer, President, Jewish Art Salon UJA-Federation of […]

THE DURA EUROPOS PROJECT: An ancient site revisited through 21st century eyes

  Artists examine what the ancient Dura Europos artists did with subject, style, history, idea, underlying texts and their myriad commentaries, and they provide their own 21st century interpretations. This includes depictions of the Jewish texts, episodes from history, ideas of the sacred, evoking a historical style, Jewish and pagan identities, and sacred space. This […]

SEDUCED BY THE SACRED: Forging a Jewish Art

This exhibit, which is curated by Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, features artists who have been moved by the idea of the sacred in their work, including concepts of divinity and or the sublime. The exhibit takes place from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22, 2010, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the […]

TZELEM

This project was produced in conjunction with LABA, the National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture at the 14 Street Y. April 26 – May 17, 2009, Stanton Street Synagogue The pioneering importance of this exhibit, Tzelem-Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art, was that it corralled, for the first time, a diverse, balanced and complete range of […]