Artist Julie Weitz created a representation of the struggle for justice in a world of tyranny, supremacy and enslavement. For Passover 2021, Julie has created “Golem v. Golem,” a hybrid digital-public art-physical installation for Passover, one of three installations nationally as part of “Dwelling in a Time of Plagues,” made possible by CANVAS. Designed for Instagram, follow Weitz’s alter ego, the golem, as she takes a serious look at what plagues us today.
Join us for an artist talk with Julie to understand the golem and the modern plagues she seeks to address. Like the biblical tale of Passover, it is a story of resistance against systemic power and mental narrowness. It is also a story about creation and destruction, the ways in which we mold ourselves into being and the paradoxical consequences of our actions.
The Boston-based, Argentinian-born artist graduated from the National University of Tucuman in Argentina and has since exhibited her art in Israel and the United States, including in various galleries in Boston. In 2017, she was selected for the Director’s Choice Award at the Menino Center for the Arts in Boston.
“Golem v. Golem” by Julie Weitz is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of CANVAS. The project is presented at the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative. A companion literary collaboration, “What We Talk About When We Talk to the Golem” by Moriel Rothman-Zecher, is produced by Jewish Book Council. Additional digital partners include the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. The work is part of a North American project—”Dwelling in a Time of Plagues”—a coast-to-coast Jewish artistic response to contemporary plagues. To see the other works on display, visit plaguedwelling.com.+ More... - Less...
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