Hannah Altman in Artforum and Barcelona Foto Biennale
Photographer Hannah Altman, JAS Emerging Artist Member, has been awarded the Yale University 2022-23 Blanksteen Artist in Residence at the Slifka Center, which received over forty applications. With an award of $10,000 she has been commissioned to create an original work that explores Jewish narrative.
Hannah was featured in Artforum’s “STATES OF MIND Toward an alternative future for Jewish art”. Image: “View of “Havruta,” 2022, Heaven Gallery, Chicago. Photo: Guanyu Xu.
By Solomon Brager:
“WHO CARES ABOUT JEWISH ART, and where does it belong? The category has long faced a problem wherein work is either too Jewish—too niche, too religious, too rootless-cosmopolitan—or too secular, too queer, too political (often code for too anti-Zionist). Jewish spaces censor their own; non-Jewish spaces are afraid to engage”. Article continues here.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.