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Tear/Repair at the HBI

May 27, 2011

Interviewed in April 2011 at her Jerusalem studio, former HBI Artist-in-Residence Andi Arnovitz discussed the her work and sources of inspiration.

In Tear/Repair (kriah/ichooi), Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-in-Residence Andi Arnovitz, created a new body of work — a series of sketches for paper coats that honor Jewish women who have impacted history and changed the world.

These coats are an extension of Arnovitz’s “Garments of Faith” series, which will also be on view. Each of these garments, fabricated from torn or intact papers, scrolls and book pages, represents injustices for Jewish women. The works address challenges throughout history to the present, from halachic and spiritual issues, to those of coexistence, and above all, issues related to gender.

Golem & Dybbuk at the HBI

April 19, 2011

Golem & Dybbuk: New Works by Artist-in-Residence Jessica Riva Cooper
Exhibition Dates: April 14-May 20, 2011

Cooper’s original, site-specific drawing and ceramics installation examines the Golem, a creature created to do a person’s bidding without question, and the Dybbuk, a mischievous spirit, through a feminist perspective. This exhibition is the culmination of Ms. Cooper’s month-long stay as the third annual Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist-in-Residence and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Avoda Arts and Arnie and Walt Winshall.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 14, 5-7 pm

Gallery Info: Kniznick Gallery Women’s Studies Research Center
515 South Street, Waltham, MA 781-736-8102
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment