Miri Davidovitz, via Wikimedia Commons
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On View: All the Jewish Art You Need to See This Week, November 22nd Edition

Amy Winehouse in Australia, Ronit Elkabetz in Holon, Nathan Englander in Vancouver

Alexandra Pucciarelli
November 22, 2017
Miri Davidovitz, via Wikimedia Commons
Ronit ElkabetzMiri Davidovitz, via Wikimedia Commons

Each week, the Scroll highlights upcoming exhibits, performances, and cultural events around the country.

Berkeley, California

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection has been on view at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life since early May. This exhibit marks the first time many of Szyk’s major works have been available to the public. This has been a big year for Arthur Szyk, an almost forgotten Jewish artist, with his exhibit that opened at the New York Historical Society this fall. (Through Dec. 15, tickets are free.)

Berlin, Germany

Res.o.nant opened at the Jewish Museum of Berlin earlier this month.This light and sound installation according to the artist, Mischa Kubal, is a “resonance between architecture and skin.” There is an open call through the end of January that implores musicians to submit music to the exhibit. (This exhibit is ongoing, tickets are € 8.)

Haifa, Israel

Once Upon A Time opened at the Haifa Museum of Art in mid-November. This exhibit is composed of fifty paintings by the Jewish Children of Germany on the Eve of World War II. These images come from the 1,800 item collection of Julo Levin (born 1901, perished in Auschwitz, 1943), a teacher from the Jewish School of Berlin and Dusseldorf. Many of these paintings depict dealt with issues surrounding journeys and migration. (Through April, tickets are 35 NIS.)

Holon, Israel

On November, 28th Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz opens at the Design Museum of Holon. For the first time the fashion pieces of the filmmaker and actress Ronit Elkabetz are shown together. This show narrates a story about the power of garments to create identities. This exhibit combines pieces from Elkabetz’s personal closet and the costumes of the characters she played alongside video and sound installations. (Through April 30, 2018, tickets are 35 NIS.)

Houston, Texas

Last month, New Dimensions of Testimony opened at the Holocaust Museum Houston in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation. This interactive audio-visual installation allows visitors to the exhibit to experience the testimony of Holocaust survivors. To create this exhibit, 15 Holocaust survivors were asked 1,600 questions addressing topics ranging from pre-war life through the Holocaust while being filmed by 50 cameras. (Through Spring 2018, tickets are $12.)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Operation Moses: 30 Years After at Beit Hatfutsot the Museum of the Jewish People tells the story of the Aliya of Ethiopian Jewry. Beit Hatfutsot was the only institution that documented this Aliya 1984-1991, Operation Moses as the absorption of the Ethiopian Jewry into the larger Israeli community. This exhibit is attaching the past to the present with the perception that everyone is part of the story. (Through Jan 22, 2018, tickets are 45 NIS.)

Vancouver, Canada

Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is taking place across Vancouver from November 25-30. This year’s lineup includes Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander. On November 26th, the Hebrew Book Exchange is happening, which is a great opportunity to refresh your Hebrew book collection. (Through Nov. 30, passes for every event at the festival are 136 CAD.)

Melbourne, Australia

Alex Winehouse describes Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait as “this isn’t an attempt to tell people what my sister was like, or what kind of people my grandparents were, or to force my opinions on you. This is a snapshot of a girl who was, to her deepest core, simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent who, more than anything, just wanted to be true to her heritage.” This exhibit comes to the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne from the Jewish Museum of London. (Through March 25, 2018, tickets are AU$ 12.)

Is there an event or exhibit in your area we should know about? Email [email protected] with the details and a link.

Alexandra Pucciarelli is an editorial intern at Tablet.

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