Augmented Reality & Jewish Art

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer are exhibiting collaborative interactive artworks in the exhibition ARt, ARchitecture & AR: Augmented Reality & Jewish Art.

Art Kibbutz
Nolan Park, Building 6-B, Governors Island, NY

Artists Reception Sunday September 11th, 11-6.

The artists will also be present Sunday Sept. 18, 11-5.

Otherwise by appointment. Contact Yona here.

In addition the artists each have some solo works on Jewish architecture on view.

Art review in The NY Jewish Week here.

Governors Island will feature an Art Fair at the same time.


Directions to Governors Island here .

The ferry entrance is one building East of the Staten Island ferry, and is a 7 min. ride.  Ferry schedule here. Trains: # 4 & 5 to Bowling Green, # 1 , N, or R to South Ferry.

More info on the exhibit here and here

View more images here
About the art

The series History, Heritage and the Lower East Side weaves together the stories of the past and the present in layers of paint, photographs, video, recordings, and music. Working with Jewish architecture from throughout the world, the work evokes the traces of melded histories.

These collaborative works consist of mediated digital painting collage and acrylic paint on canvas, with Augmented Reality. The imagery on view recalls the Jewish neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side mixed with traditional signs and related contemporary motifs from current LES synagogues.

Historical interpretation is provided by historian Elyssa Sampson, with music by the composer Bob Gluck and Yiddish songs by Cynthia’s aunt.

Using an iPad or smart-phone, the viewer triggers videos embedded in the artwork, embarking on a discovery process that leads the viewer closer to experiencing the sensations of the layered history of the Lower East Side.

For more information on the project click here.