Archive for September, 2013

Chad Gadia, Artist statement

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Freedom Imagined, Freedom Lived
An artistic review of the Passover Promise
Museum of Imajewnation, St. Louis, USA

“…..this artwork, a sculpture, (size: 45cm x 45cm x 30cm) is based on a modern reworking of the traditional Pessach Had Gadia by Hava Halberstein, an Israeli songwriter. The original song is meant for children but which recounts the cycle of suffering by living things. At the end it provides comfort that God can smite even the all powerful angel of death. Hava Halberstein decided to use the song to make a powerful attack on militarism, suppression, everything that is opposite to freedom. The majority of the song is a simple rendition of the Aramic. But as she arrives at the following verse, she added to the original Chad Gadia, you can hear her voice rises to a fierce dramatic intensity as better convey her rage at the injustice committed everywhere”:

…That on all nights, all other nights, I asked only Four Questions

This night I have another question:

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The Moris and Sally Justein Heritage museum: Cover thy head, an exhibition and juried show.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Cover Thy Head

HEADDRESSES AND IDENTITIES

An exhibitionand juried show

My Kippah design: “The silence of the Sirens”and is about a public debate about the exclusion of women from public places has recently come into view with the refusal of religious soldiers to attend official Israel Defence Forces events which feature women’s singing….

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A Stitch in Jewish Time

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Provocative Textiles

Tzedakah (charity) Gloves

tzedakah (charity) gloves, installation: Size: 150cmx170cm Medium: wool, silver and gold thread, pearls.

tzedakah (charity) gloves, installation:
Size: 150cmx170cm
Medium: wool, silver and gold thread, pearls.

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Dissected Piëta – Kingdom and Betrayal

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The Golden Ghetto Award
Venice, Italy

Sculpture

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Material used: wool, silk thread, embroidery rings, thimbles

Technique: knitting, embroidery

Size: 46cm x 50cm x 68cm

 

….”the wisdom of Judaism lies in its constant conversation….and all the ideas noted and preserved…”Naomi Fishman, founder of the Museum of Imajewnation

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