Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is proud to collaborate with City Lore to present this year’s art exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann.
This year’s theme is RESISTANCE!
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah reminds us that it is a struggle to maintain the values that bring meaning to our lives. It tells us that the resistance of a few against a mighty force can bring about change if the effort is consistent and passionate. With that in mind, the curators have asked artists to contemplate the meaning of RESISTANCE !
Resistance… a word with urgent relevance to events past and present.
What defines resistance?
As the dictionary defines it:
1) the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
2) the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely.
The curators ask: Is resistance always in reaction to events or ideas? Is it always in opposition? What are expressions of resistance in daily life or under extreme circumstances? How do artists transform this concept into concrete form?
The curators of RESISTANCE! hope that the work in the exhibition will inspire viewers to think about what they might do to motivate themselves to RESIST something negative that has worked its way into their hearts and minds.
December 14th, 2017 – February 25th, 2018
Opening reception (and City Lore Holiday Party): Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 6pm-10pm
Closing reception and program: January 25th
Free and open to the public!