Joanne Palmer wrote an in-depth article about the Jewish Art Salon, its mission, and its upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale.
Quotes by Archie Rand, Miriam Stern, Joel Silverstein, and Yona Verwer.
… Other questions that hover over any discussion of Jewish art also are the very basic ones: What is Jewish art? What is a Jewish artist? Do you have to be Jewish to make Jewish art? Can a Jewish artist make non-Jewish art? How about a-Jewish art?
And there’s a question that might seem surprising to the non-artists who hear about it — How can a Jewish artist find another Jewish artist, to talk about Jewish art?
Yona Verwer asked all those questions. The Dutch-born artist now lives in Manhattan. “I realized that I was working with Jewish themes, and I didn’t know anybody else who wanted to talk about them,” she said. “I am very involved in the New York art world, and I didn’t have that for my Jewish work.”
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Reblogged this on Dorit Jordan Dotan.
Congrats to The JAS for the wonderful article and all of the your GR8 work Archie Rand, Miriam Stern, Joel Silverstein, and Yona Verwer.