Before the Fashion Show and Closing Night Party on March 27, Off the Wall artists and exhibition designers gave presentations at a salon hosted by the Jews and Media Working Group, based at NYU’s Center for Religion and Media. Co-faciliators Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Jeffrey Shandler offered some commentary and questions. Here are notes from my [...]
As a textile and installation artist one of my many interests lies in working with the fusion of texts, images and textures of many cultures for creating cloths of compassion. When Levi asked me to work with him on this project I asked him what was the most important feeling that he wanted to convey [...]
Evan Tapper has just sent over the work he created while in residency last week at the Jewish Museum. It is called “Sheh-asani Kirtzono,” in reference to the blessing recited by women in the morning prayer service thanking God for creating them “according to His will,” as opposed to the men’s blessing thanking God for [...]
Pink Hamentashen was a blast. We had so much to celebrate: the holiday of Purim, the Week 1 artists of Off the Wall, and the event was also a coming out party for Socalled (aka Josh Dolgin). Josh and his band were so hot that halfway through the set he blew out our sound system [...]
View (28 mb, mp4)The Jewish Animated Mandala Series utilizes the software program After Effects to make video Mandalas with Judaica from the Jewish Museumâ€™s collection in order to make these into mystical abstractions. This download is just one in the seriesâ€”to see the rest come visit Melissa â€œat Workâ€ in the Jewish Museum during the [...]
We are asking staff and visitors of The Jewish Museum to share their ‘American Dream.’ Here are a few of the pictures we took on Sunday March 16, the opening day of Off the Wall!
American DreamÂ is part of an ongoing, community-based public art project entitled “Casual Conversations” that explores migration, displacement, and assimilation through dialogue and interactions with strangers. We started “Casual Conversations” in 2007 with support from the Six Points Fellowship. The first version of American Dream was made in a popular Russian language bookstore called “St. Petersburg” [...]
I encourage you wholeheartedly to check out Uncle Bob’s Variety Show! The talk show that is all about endurance —- runs on & on Sunday, March 23 from 12pm-3pm. Inspired by the archival footage researched at the Jewish Museum’s Media Center (thanks to Andrew Ingall), our show is part Milton Berle’s Buick Hour / part [...]
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.