Category Siona Benjamin

MUSEUM ON THE SEAM with 5 Jewish Art Salon members

  Thou Shalt Not – an exhibition that explores the intersection of faith, worship, and contemporary art.     The show opens at  Museum on the Seam – a leading Socio-Political contemporary art museum – in Jerusalem on May 15th. Jewish Art Salon members in the exhibit: Helène Aylon, Andi Arnovitz, Siona Benjamin, Ken Goldman and Ahron Weiner.   […]

Ori Soltes in conversation with Siona Benjamin

Ori Z. Soltes will be in conversation with our Siona Benjamin  at ACA Galleries in NYC. April 1, 2-4 pm RSVP at rsvp@acagalleries.com ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 This event is in conjunction with Benjamin’s exhibition “Beyond Borders”, on view until April 22nd, 2017. Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries  features her recent […]

Blue Like Me at ACA Galleries

ACA Galleries and the Jewish Art Salon are pleased to present: Blue Like Me, a documentary that profiles Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin.  Join us Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 6pm – 8pm 6:00 – 6:30 pm Reception at Siona’s exhibition 6.30 – 6:45 pm Introductions by Dorian Bergen, Yona Verwer and Gloria Orenstein.    6.45 – 7:15 pm Screening of […]

Borders/Boundaries/Barriers at the Derfner Museum

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art   March 26–July 23, 2017 Reception Sunday, March 26 1:30-3pm Talk by curator Reba Wulkan   Grounded in the description in Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions – light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings – this exhibition presents […]

Beyond Borders – Siona Benjamin at ACA Galleries, NY

Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature her recent work from the Exodus Series. Currently on her second Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, her new work will be the subject of this show.  Opening Reception: March 9, 2017, 6-8 pm Catalogue available. JOIN the Jewish Art Salon April 19th for a reception and screening of […]

Siona Benjamin’s Kislev Exhibit at Neve Schechter

Fulbright Fellow Siona Benjamin is exhibiting her art in Tel Aviv in an exhibition curated by Shira Friedman. December 15, 2016 at 6 pm: Artist / Curator Talk with Live Music. Siona Benjamin will be present for this and the following events. December 22, 8pm: Exhibition Opening and Concert – Liora Yitzhak (with advance reservations […]

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY exhibits the work of Siona Benjamin, internationally acclaimed Jewish-Indian artist. Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders is on view August 23 – October 9, 2016. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm. Artist Lecture, 5 pm. Curator’s tour: September 29, 5:30 pm Films: September 15 & 19, 6:30 pm Other events by Siona: Artist presentation at […]

PAST X FUTURE: Friends of Tsedek’s Art Auction & Cocktail Party

Through an evening dedicated to collaborative effort, aesthetic passion and inspiration to give, Friends of Tsedek invites you to take a journey through time. In partnership with Bnai Zion Foundation, Friends of Tsedek invites the public to its First Annual Art Auction & Cocktail Party, PAST X FUTURE, on September 7th, 2016 at the Metropolitan […]

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 […]

Siona Benjamin at the St. Louis Film Festival

Blue Like Me – The Art of Siona Benjamin is featured in the St Louis Jewish Film Festival (June 8-11 2016).   In conjunction Benjamin will have an art event on June 9th at the Central Reform Congregation, also in St Louis.     In May her film was shown at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. […]

S’hma Now

Each month, Sh’ma Now curates a distilled “conversation” in print and online, bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Sh’ma Now is published in partnership with the Forward. April’s issue (Lech Lecha | לֶךְ לְךָ) featured works by Jewish Art Salon members […]

PMJA at 40

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art celebrates 40 years with 40 Works from its Permanent Collection. Jewish Art Salon members exhibiting: Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, and Ahron D. Weiner. Artists’ Reception Thursday, June 9, 2016    6-8 pm  Free and open to the public   M – F: 10 – 4 pm (and by appointment)  Hours subject to change. Please […]

Siona Benjamin on ELI Talks

Midrash as the Stage for the Drama of Life Growing up Jewish in India, surrounded by Hindu and Muslim culture, attending a Zoroastrian school – it’s easy to feel like an “other.” Artist Siona Benjamin found her home in midrash (and you can, too). ELI talks are highly produced, 12-minute presentations on “inspired Jewish ideas.” […]

Siona Benjamin at NY’s ACA Galleries and University of North Texas

ACA Galleries’ current show Paper Through the Ages exhibits the work of Jewish Art Salon’s Founding Member Siona Benjamin, as well as works by Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, John Singer Sargent and others. February 27- April 2, 2016 Works on paper demand a high level of skill. The very fragility of paper requires a deftness of hand […]

Siona Benjamin’s New Fulbright Fellowship

A US-Israel Fulbright Fellowship for 2016-17 has been awarded to artist Siona Benjamin. She will be affiliated by Bezalel Art school in Jerusalem and will be researching her proposed project: “From Motherland to Fatherland: Transcultural Indian Jews in Israel”.  This is a continuation of her 2013 Fulbright research “Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives”. About her previous Fulbright project: […]

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 […]

The Silk Road Experience with Siona Benjamin

The Silk Road Experience: a Night of Food, Fashion, and Music 14 December at 7:00PM Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City The American Sephardi Federation hosts a fashion show and souk, with artist Siona Benjamin. For hundreds of years people, goods, and ideas traveled along the famous trade route, creating a […]

“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 […]

‘Blue like Me’ Film Screening & Exhibit Opening at American Sephardi Federation NY

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to co-sponsor The American Sephardi Federation’s film screening of Siona Benjamin at the Center for Jewish History. Blue like Me’: An Indian-Jewish Artist’s Boundless Imagination”, film screening of a documentary about Jewish Art Salon’s Founding Member Siona Benjamin will be followed by “Baghdadis & The Bene Israel in Bollywood & […]

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 […]

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 […]

We’re Living in a Golden Age of Jewish American Art & Don’t Really Know It

Matthew Baigell, Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, has been blogging for The Prosen People. He is the author of the recently published book Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish America Art, 1880-1940 “These are great times for those of us who support, encourage, and enjoy looking at art with Jewish themes. Perhaps never […]

Siona Benjamin’s Film at NYC Film Festival

Film maker Hal Rifken has completed a 30-min. documentary titled Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin, which opens at the Indo American Art Council Film Festival in New York on Friday May 8th at 9.30pm. This documentary follows Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin‘s journey back to her roots. Village East Cinemas.  181-189, 2nd Ave New York […]

Art and Religion in the 21st Century by Aaron Rosen

Art and Religion in the 21st Century takes a fresh approach to the connection between art and religion; it seeks to redefine their relationship in the contemporary age. This book features work by 2 salon members, Tobi Kahn and Siona Benjamin; the Jewish Art Salon is honored to have its author, Aaron Rosen, PhD, serving on our Advisory […]

Siona Benjamin in 2 books

Siona’s work is included in a new book by Professor Marc Michael Epstein. Skies of Parchment Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts Can be acquired on Amazon here. ******************************************************************************************** Forthcoming book on artist interpretations of the Grimms fairytale MirrorMirrored.net Snow Blue Mirror mirror on the wall Who is the bluest of them all Come dark maiden […]

Vashti and Esther flag by Studio Armadillo launched in the exhibit ‘Vashti – The Newly-Discovered Chapter’

Neve Schechter – Legacy Heritage Center for Jewish Culture, located in a beautifully reserved historic house in the neighborhood of Neve – Zedek, Tel-Aviv – Yaffo, will feature ‘Vashti – The Newly-Discovered Chapter’, a group exhibition, curated by Shira Friedman.  Showing this ”bold artistic interpretation of a feministic queen in a patriarchal world” is considered quite a pioneering […]

SIONA BENJAMIN IN THE BRIDGE EXHIBIT IN PARIS

The Bridge – Caravan exhibit opens at The Church of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres in Paris In the wake of the terrorist tragedy in Paris, France, CARAVAN announces its upcoming interfaith peace-building art exhibition titled THE BRIDGE that will open in Paris at the oldest church in Paris. Siona Benjamin will be exhibiting Bridging Pardes, a gouache with […]

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORING WOMEN IN TANACH

The Association of Jewish Studies will hold its 46th Annual Conference in Baltimore December 14-16, 2014. Sunday December 14, 11:15am to 12:45pm, a Roundtable Discussion titled Contemporary Artists Exploring Women in Tanach and Talmud will take place at the Hilton Baltimore. The discussants are Jewish Art Salon members Richard McBee, Ruth Weisberg, Matthew Baigell, and Ben Schachter. The moderator is Vivian […]

United (Jewish) Artists

By Aaron Rosen, December 2013 Excerpt:  For Dutch-born artist Yona Verwer, the driving force behind Jewish Art Salon in New York, both the Beit Midrash and JAI provided critical inspiration. Before she founded the salon in 2008, she says, “there was no community. Most artists did not know each other, nor did they know art historians, curators and […]

FINDING HOME with Siona Benjamin

Finding Home: Parallels in mythology from around the world Jewish Art Salon partners with RJeneration to invite you to this event for you as the writer and teller of your own life story. No artistic experience necessary. This lecture and workshop will bridge world mythologies to individual stories. Siona Benjamin, a painter from Bombay, living in the US, […]

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 […]

GENERATION D: IDENTITIES

Generation D: Identities Flomenhaft Gallery Annex, 547 W 27 Street, Suite 528, N.Y. Tues., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2010 Co-hosted by the the Jewish Art Salon, Flomenhaft Gallery and Be’chol Lashon. Contact: Katrina Ellis/212-268-4952. An exhibit celebrating Jewish diversity The gallery annex will feature the work of Siona Benjamin, originally from Bombay, now […]

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 […]