Reception for Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art
Derfner Judaica Museum
Mar. 26, 2017, 01:30 pm
Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce the exhibition Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art, which will be on view from March 26–July 30, 2017. This exhibition of 28 works by 17 artists was organized by guest curator Reba Wulkan. A reception and curator’s talk will take place on Sunday, March 26, from 1:30–3:00 p.m., in the Derfner Judaica Museum, located in the Jacob Reingold Pavilion at 5901 Palisade Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. Several of the artists also will be present to speak about their work. This event is free and open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. to 718.581.1596 or [email protected]. Photo I.D. is required for entry.
Grounded in the description in the biblical Book of Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions—light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings—this exhibition explores how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides. The artists address boundaries that may be physical or spiritual, exist in law or in tradition, and traverse secular and religious life as they confront issues of gender, geographies and Jewish, cultural and national identities.