VIDEO: Dorit Jordan Dotan’s “i am. an immigrant”

DORIT JORDAN DOTAN presents “i am. an immigrant”, a visit of her intercontinental curatorial project in Berlin.

Zoom program curated by Yona Verwer.

Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day-to-day life. For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic country, it is hard to accept those changes. It creates fear of job loss and the changing of familiar local culture. Immigrants or refugees face changes adapting to social behavior codes. History forewarns what can happen when hate, fear and a sense of threat grows among and between people coming from different cultures, who now share space. Making peace within oneself – coexisting with oneself and others – can be achieved in many ways.

The exhibition was part of Dorit Jordan Dotan’s artist residency at The Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin. It opened on March 5, 2020 and closed as Covid-19 struck.

This group exhibition was a safe place to express and explore these clashes of culture.

Participating USA, EU, Canada and Israel Artists (Jewish Art Salon artists in bold):

Heddy Abramowitz / Dan Allon / Bruce Barber / Aileen Bassis / Betty Butler / Dorit Jordan Dotan / Chico Feinstein / Aviv Maoz Haggiag / Alan Hobscheid / Ellen Holtzblatt / Judith Joseph / Katarzyna Kozera / Bert Menco / Miri Mor / Marc Perlish / Leah Raab / Marleene Rubenstein / Phillip Schwartz / Yona Verwer / Dan Weinberg / Billha Zussman

Zoom session co-sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon and Jada. Recorded in June 2020.