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One Foot Planted

Thursday, February 28-Friday, June 28, 2019

Israeli artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman create ambitious video works that explore the impact that politics and conflict have on Israeli women in times of crisis. 

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One Foot Planted

Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman

Thursday, February 28 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Thursday, Feb 28, 5 - 8 pm | Artist talk with Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman / Opening reception

AYELET CARMI, MEIRAV HEIMAN, ISRAEL TRAIL PROCESSION (VIDEO STILL) 2018.

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is proud to present Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman: One Foot Planted. Israeli artists Carmi and Heiman create ambitious video works that explore the impact that politics and conflict have on Israeli women in times of crisis. In their work, Israel is redefined as a mythical and post-apocalyptic world, which feminine and differently-abled bodies must ritually traverse through extreme physical acts. Both the ritual of processing the Israel Trail and counting the Omer become ungendered and labor-intensive sites of communication between bodies, land, machines, and the movement of time itself. In creating these spectacles and invented worlds, the artists’ combined interests in cinematography, live-action performance, group dynamics and mechanical inventions are all at play.

EVENTS

Thursday, Feb 28, 5-8 pm
Artist talk with Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman / Opening reception
Join us at 5 pm for a lecture with artists Ayelet Carmi and Meirav Heiman, opening reception to follow


Sunday, Apr 7, 2-3:30 pm
Ayelet Carmi: Women Gathering and the Kibbutz
Artist Ayelet Carmi will discuss the ways that being born and raised on a kibbutz in Northern Israel influences her artwork, where we see the constantly present tensions between the individual and the group.
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program 


Tuesday, April 9, 4-5 pm
Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr
WSRC Scholar, art historian and museum educator, Annie Storr will lead art experiencing exercises through the Kniznick Gallery exhibition One Foot Planted | Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman. Storr developed Exercises for the Quiet Eye (EQE) to encourage patient reflection, appreciation, and an attempt to avoid the rush to understand, or determine a set interpretation for what we see.
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program 

*This exhibition and programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of Arnee & Walter Winshall and Suzanne Priebatsch.


Brandeis University Press announces new partnership with the University of Chicago Press

Brandeis University Press is now a partner of the University of Chicago Press for the distribution, marketing and sales of all existing and new titles under the Brandeis University Press imprint, including the HBI Series on Jewish Women and the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture Religion, and the Law. “Brandeis University Press through its publishing program, whether it be scholarly monographs, books for course adoption or general interest titles, is an important part of our institutional mission,” said Brandeis Provost Lisa Lynch. “I am very pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement with the University of Chicago Press’s CDC, known for its excellent services to its client publishers and their customers. It will provide visibility to our university’s outstanding publishing program and authors worldwide.”


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