Category David Sperber

David Sperber discusses Jewish Art Salon artists at the Jerusalem Biennale

The director of the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem has censored works from two exhibitions on view at the museum as part of the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. The Jewish Art Salon, whose exhibition Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth was curated by Ori Soltes, had to move five artists’ work to another […]

JAS Artists at non-JAS exhibits at the Jerusalem Biennale

Jewish Art Salon artists and curators in other (non Jewish Art Salon) exhibits at the Jerusalem Biennale:   Helène Aylon – Afterword: For the Children, curated by Dvora Liss & David Sperber Lenore Cohen-Mizrachi & Fortune Chalme – Homelands Mirta Kupferminc – Traduttore – Tradittore Bill Aron, Doni Silver Simons & Ruth Weisberg – Flashpoints – Jewish Artists Initiative […]

David Sperber at the World Congress of Jewish Studies

The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place from August 6 to 10, 2017 at the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David Sperber’s lecture  for the conference (8/8/2017) is titled “Mikva Dreams: The Jewish Feminist Art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles in the United States during the 1970s and the 1980s”. […]

“Garments of Reconciliation”: The relationship between Judaism and Islam in the Artworks of Andi Arnovitz

This article by David Sperber in Women in Judaism A Multidisciplinary E-Journal examines in depth works of Jewish-Israeli and modern-Orthodox artist (and J.A.S. member) Andi Arnovitz (b. US, 1959) that relate to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article utilizes tools that arise from cultural research, in particular the critical and alternative view that feminist discourse offers with […]

David Sperber wins Rotenstreich Fellowship

On June 1st at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem David Sperber participated in a Scholarship Ceremony. Sperber won Israel’s prestigious Rotenstreich Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students in the Humanities.       He spoke about the art of  Helene Aylon, and the importance of art. View short video here. In 2015 Sperber, along with Dvora Liss, curated […]

David Sperber – Contemporary Jewish Feminist Art in the US and Israel

  March 9th, 2016 David Sperber and his Supervisor Professor Ruth Iskin (Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University) will discuss Sperber’s Phd. dissertation titled “Contemporary Jewish Feminist Art in the US and Israel, 1990-2015”. Sperber will present the chapter about Helene Aylon’s’ “LIBERATION OF G-D”. He has studied in the Department of Gender Studies at Bar Ilan university.  Sperber’s articles have […]

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 […]

Visual Art Conference; David Sperber examines the Jewish feminist work of Helene Aylon

Curator David Sperber will present at a conference at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His subject will be the art of Helene Aylon. Sperber will examine Aylon’s Jewish feminist work: its reception and contributions to both Jewish museums and religious communities, by analyzing the interactions between the artist, the curators and rabbis. Noting the […]

Beuys & Jewish Art – Chanukah Symposium at Mishkan Museum

Joseph Beuys Symposium at the Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod, Israel. Friday December 11, 2015 (Chanukah) at 11:00. Contemporary art from Germany, and Characters in the Yard – Nahum Tevet and Olaf Lies Holtzaffl; The Jewish Art Salon’s exhibit New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC, curated by Dvora Liss and David […]

“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, […]

Symposium- Contemporary Jewish Art in America

The Jerusalem Biennale, in conjunction with the Jewish Art Salon exhibit New York / New Work, features a symposium November 1, 2015, 17:00-20:30. Moderator: David Sperber. Polonsky Academy Auditorium, Van Leer Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem The symposium marks the closing of the exhibition New York/New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art in NYC. Program: 17:00-17:30- Greetings by Rami Ozeri, Founder […]

New York / New Work – Talks & Films at the Jerusalem Biennale

Wednesday 30th of September, 16:30 – 19:00 NEW YORK / NEW WORK – ARTISTS TALKS & FILMS As part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2015 Van Leer Institute, Polonsky Auditorium, Jabotinsky 43, Jerusalem   16:00 – View the art exhibit.        ARTISTS TALKS 16:30 – Panel with exhibiting artists Yona Verwer, Richard McBee, Cynthia Beth Rubin, David Wander. Introductions by Dvora […]

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 […]

David Sperber & Sigalit Landau

Jewish-Islam Relationship in the Works of Israeli Religious Female Artists

Independent Israeli art critic David Sperber published an article in Studies in Visual Arts and Communication: an International Journal. “The article is directed to uncovering an unknown branch of contemporary Israeli art that examines the ties between Judaism and Islam in general, and specifically the cultural ties between Jews and Arabs in Israel. This branch is […]