7:30-9pm, Sunday, March 27
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Jeffrey Shandler facilitate a discussion about Off the Wall with artists, designers, and staff in a salon hosted by Jews and Media Working Group,
The Working Group on Jews, Media, and Religion is based at the Center for Religion and Media at NYU. Since 2003, this working group has brought together scholars, media artists, and curators involved in a wide array of disciplines and institutions to examine Jewish life through the emerging field of media and religion.
The working group has also sponsored annual colloquia, generated publications, and created a website (http://modiya.nyu.edu), all dedicated to exploring the intersection of Jews, media, and religion. According to Jeffrey Shandler, â€œWe consider art and museums to be important sites for understanding Jews in the rubric of media and religion, and we are eager to see how contemporary artists at work in the JM will engage issues of Jewish spirituality, community, and self-reflection that we have been studying in other media. We are especially interested in how the museum will serve as a forum that brings artists in direct contact with museum visitors while the artists are at work.â€
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at
Jeffrey Shandler, a scholar of modern Jewish culture, is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at
This 2-week open studio project features 11 artists in fashion, music, performance art and video. One regular admission ticket gets you in Sunday - Thursday to watch works-in-progress, meet artists, and attend concerts, salons, runway show, poetry slam, and parties.