‘Three Women Artists: Focus on the Life and Work of Eva
Hesse, Cindy Sherman and Sophie Calle.’
JW3, London, November 2013
How do we define an object as being Jewish and what is the definition of Jewish art? How might we consider this definition when considering the work of artworks by European and American Jewish female artists? While there are artworks that can be considered Jewish, so for instance an artist like Chagall who presents specifically Jewish themes that return throughout his work, other artist’s choice of materials and subjects and how these relate to the other might present Jewish aspects and aspects of Jewish life. Firstly I will present a few themes that I think relate specifically to Jewish history, culture and religion. Might these three artists share characteristics because of this shared biographical details of living after WWII or do their works present shared and distinct experiences that are representative of the time we live in?
For this seminar, I presented works by the artists providing introduction, some thoughts, and how we might relate this to the Jewish themes I presented in the talk. I then provided 15-20 minutes for discussion and questions at the end of the session.
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