ROOTED: THE ECOLOGICAL DUALITY OF NATURE AND JEWISH IDENTITY
Art Kibbutz Exhibition at Manny Cantor Center, New York City
Jewish Communal Fund and Ernest Rubenstein Galleries
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 13, 2015 | 6-9PM
Join Manny Cantor Center and Art Kibbutz for the opening of Rooted: The Ecological Duality of Nature and Jewish Identity.
ON VIEW OCTOBER 13 – DECEMBER 1, 2015
Open Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 6PM. Closed Sunday.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION | Rooted explores the dual role of art embedded in the environment and in Jewish identity. Presented by Art Kibbutz, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon and Manny Cantor Center, Rooted highlights the complex and deeply rooted relationships featured artists have to the changing natural environment and to Jewish culture. This group exhibition invites art enthusiasts, environmental activists, and the wider community to experience the artwork in the galleries and contemplate their own roots.
Providing in-depth Jewish learning, community engagement, and artist studio experience, Art Kibbutz’s residency programs helped participating artists deepen their own complex relationship to the environment and their Jewish heritage.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS | Photography by Helène Aylon, Shay Arick (Israel), Leah Caroline, Larry Frankel, Ken Goldman (Israel), Gil Lavi (Israel), Paul R. Solomon; mixed media by Cynthia Beth Rubin and Asherah Cinnamon; paintings by Tobi Kahn and Shira Toren; and sculptural and site-specific installations by Hila Amram (Israel), Jackie Brookner, Stephanie Osin Cohen, Filipe Cortez (Portugal), Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman, Elisa Pritzker, Deanna Sirlin, and Renata Stein.
Curated by Aimee Rubensteen with Curatorial Assistant Yona Verwer.
Artwork by Helène Aylon, I Pondered Which Path It Would Be, 2010 (from The Turnings series)
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.