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Shimon Attie: Artist Residency 2015

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Shimon Attie returns to Brandeis for a residency that engages questions of memory, place and identity. His artwork, recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize, gives visual form to personal and collective memories, histories of marginalized and forgotten communities, and physical landscape. 

The following artist talks are open to the public and all are welcome:

Thursday, February 26, 2:00 - 3:20 p.m.

"Israel/Palestine: Facts on the Ground"
Mandel Center for the Humanities, M328 (third floor)
Reception to follow

Friday, February 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

"Gendered and Other Memory Spaces"
Goldman Schwartz 115

Thursday, March 26, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
"Language and Landscape" Panel Discussion with Shimon Attie and Joseph Wardwell, moderated by Professor Peter R. Kalb.
Goldman Schwartz 115

This artist residency is generously funded by the Poses Fund, Brandeis Arts Council, presented by the Department of Fine Arts and cosponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane AmsalemGett

Special screening followed by talk with human rights lawyer,
Susan Weiss

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center

Gett, the Israeli bid for an Oscar, takes place entirely in a Rabbinical courtroom where the wife is begging her husband to grant her a Jewish divorce. It is the third of a trilogy of films written by sister and brother Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, illuminating the difficulty of divorce in a country that does not recognize civil jurisdiction over marriage.

Sponsored by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, the Film, Television and Interactive Media program at Brandeis, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.


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Israeli Stage
Israeli Stage presents staged readings and full productions of Israeli plays in English, under the artistic direction of Emerson College alumnus, Guy Ben-Aharon. Click here for details of its 2014-2015 season.

For other Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.