VIDEO: VISUAL MUSIC: CALLIGRAPHY & SACRED TEXTS AMONG JEWS AND CHRISTIANS
Visual Music Exhibition Curator Jonathan Homrighausen and Henry Luce III Center Director and J.A.S. Advisory Board Member Dr. Aaron Rosen present and discuss contemporary calligraphic art featured in the exhibition.
The program is moderated by J.A.S. member and calligrapher, Judith Joseph.
This program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s curator Dorit Jordan Dotan, Program Advisor Yona Verwer and further assistance by Cheselyn Amato and Chana Wiesenthal Elias.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Jonathan Homrighausen, a doctoral student in Hebrew Bible at Duke University, writes and researches at the intersection of Hebrew Bible, calligraphic art, and scribal craft.
He is author of Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2018), and a book tentatively titled Set Me as a Letterform: The Saint John’s Bible, the Song of Songs, and How to Look at Calligraphy (Liturgical Press, 2022), and numerous scholarly articles. He is currently teaching in Judaic Studies at the College of William & Mary, and preparing a dissertation on the ritual, metaphorical, and material significance of writing in the Book of Esther and its reception.
Dr. Aaron Rosen is Professor of Religion and Visual Culture and Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and Visiting Professor at King’s College London, where he taught previously.
He began his career at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia, after receiving his PhD from Cambridge. He has curated exhibitions around the world and written widely for scholarly and popular publications. He is the author and editor of many books, including Art and Religion in the 21st Century and Journey through Art, translated into seven languages. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Jewish Art Salon.
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.