Place and the Production of Culture

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June 1, 2012
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In this month’s online art exhibition, nine diverse artists explore the impact of “place” on the production of culture.
[wp-imageflow2] Jacqueline Nicholls
“Don’t Talk to Women”
Paper-Cut

Jacqueline Nicholls is an artist and Jewish educator who uses her art to explore traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. She exhibits internationally. An artist-inresidence with the Forward, Nicholls also teaches at the London School of Jewish Studies, a Modern-Orthodox adult education college. She is currently preparing for a solo show in New York in the fall. Her latest project is www.gatherthebroken.blogspot.co.uk, a drawing-a-day online omer counter with Amichai Lau-Lavie. Her work can be viewed a jacquelinenicholls.com.

Mirta Kupferminc
“To Be a Witness”
Installation

Mirta Kupferminc, born in Buenos Aires in 1955, has exhibited her work in Argentina, Cuba, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Uruguay, and the United States. Her work has earned numerous local and international awards. Since 1980, she has been developing a highly focused art-teaching performance. Kupferminc works intently on international human rights issues. Her work can be viewed at mirtakupferminc.net.

Alina and Jeff Bliumis
Language Barrier
Lower Manhattan, New York
Public Art Installation
Cast foam

Since 2000, Alina Bliumis has been collaborating with her husband, Jeff. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at the first, second, and third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Their work has also been included in exhibits in Milan, London, Paris, Israel, and New York. They have received numerous awards and grants, including a grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund, New York (2010-2011) and the Six Points Fellowship. Her work can be viewed at bliumis.com.

Siona Benjamin
Vashti
gouache and gold leaf
on wood panel

Siona Benjamin, a painter originally from Bombay, now lives in the United States. She has two masters degrees in fine arts — one in painting and another in theater set design. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010-11 for her art project, “Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives,” which she researched in India. Her art can be viewed at artsiona.com.

Marion Kahnemann
Acher II
metal and other materials

Marion Kahnemann is a sculptor living in Dresden, Germany. Her work can be found at www.mkahnemann.de.

Hadassa Goldvicht
Honey Shower

Hadassa Goldvicht is a video and installation artist and a current fellow in the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists program. Her recent piece “The Lullaby Project” is on view in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. More of Goldvicht’s work can be seen at hadassagoldvicht.com.

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