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.


17:00-17:30- Greetings by Rami Ozeri, Founder and Director of the Jerusalem Biennale on Jewish Art

Part 1, in Hebrew:

17:30-18:00- Dr. Ronit Steinberg, Bezalel Academy, Shechter Institute:

First they build a Jewish Museum, then they ask, Is there a Jewish art?” – About The Jewish Museum, New York

18:00-18:30- Dr. Mor Presiado, Bar-Ilan University:

Feminist Ideology in Holocaust Works of Contemporary American Artists

18:30-19:00– Dr. Nira Tessler, Talpiot College:

George Segal: Thoughts on Judaism

Part 2, in English:

19:00-19 :30- Professor Ori Z. Soltes, Georgetown University:

What is Jewish art?

19:30-20:30- Tobi Kahn: Image and Ritual: Conversation between art historian Emily Bilski and artist Tobi Kahn

More info about the art exhibit New York / New Work here.

One response to “Symposium- Contemporary Jewish Art in America”

  1. Matti Fischer Avatar

    It was an interesting conference with excellent lectures. The exhibition and lectures emphasize the need for a closer interaction between the two largest Jewish communities – in the U.S and Israel. Thanks, David and Rami, for the organization.