Artists' Panel Discussion: Revisioning
Tuesday, November 19 at 6 pm
Moderator: Dr. Wendy Zierler, Assistant Professor of Modern
Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, HUC-JIR/NY
Panelists: Carol Hamoy, Tobi Kahn, Archie Rand, Deborah Rosenthal
In conjunction with the exhibition:
Biblical Women in Contemporary Art
On view through January 10, 2003
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), Manhattan
In recent years, a growing number of contemporary artists have
been drawn to exploring biblical subject matter in their art. In
this panel discussion, celebrated artists will discuss their interest
in depicting biblical women as subjects for works of art. For some
artists, this work challenges the biblical tradition that has dominated
Western civilization, for others, it expresses a deeply personal
connection to the stories and characters of the Bible. Through art,
they all create images beyond the imagined or expected.
The panelists, Carol Hamoy, Tobi Kahn, Archie Rand, and Deborah
Rosenthal, represent a cross-section of the artists who have participated
in the exhibition Archetype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary
Art. In turning to the women of the Bible for subject matter,
many of the artists have challenged stereotypes and the andocentric
nature of biblical record, and centuries of translation that have
paid little attention to biblical women, many of whom are unnamed.
The moderator, Dr. Wendy Zierler, is Assistant Professor of Modern
Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies and Modern Jewish Literature
at HUC-JIR/NY. Prior to joining HUC-JIR she was a Research Fellow
in the English Department of Hong Kong University where she lived
for five and a half years while teaching at the University.
For further information, please call Sarah Schriever at (212)
824-2293 or e-mail email@example.com.