American Jewish University – Re:Formation of the Jewish Body

The American Jewish University is set to open a new exhibition space, the Project Room, in which curators and artists will be invited to respond to AJUs art collection. The Project Room will launch withRE: Formation of the Jewish Body, curated by Los Angelesbased, Israeli art historian Sagi Refael. The exhibition explores the cultural perception and transformation of the Jewish male body via its emergence in pop culture and media, modernist and contemporary art, and ephemera and sports, from the early twentieth century to the present. The Project Room invites the public, for the first time, to interact with AJUs extensive collection, through projects that suggest crucial conversations relating to Jewish culture, questions of identity, and community formation. These creative opening points will serve as a platform for educational activities and public events. The community is invited to join a free opening event on February 18, 2018, at 3 pm. The annual students exhibition of the Sarah Soraya Nazarian Fine Arts Program, Imagine, will open simultaneously, the public is invited to attend both events.

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