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The New Authentics

The New Authentics: Artists of the Post Jewish Generation

“The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation” will feature works by 16 American artists who are prominent in the global contemporary art world, and will serve as a platform for raising important questions about cultural, ethnic and religious identity in the US today. The exhibition will examine how these artists are informed by their particular experiences as Jews and will address complex notions of Jewishness in American culture. Artists include: David Altmejd, Cheselyn Amato, Johanna Bresnick, Shoshana Dentz, Lilah Freedland, Matthew Girson, Karl Haendel, Laura Kina, Fawn Krieger, Jin Meyerson, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Collier Schorr, Ludwig Schwarz, Joel Tauber, Shoshanna Weinberger and Jennifer Zackin. The exhibition is curated by Staci Boris and organized by the Spertus Museum at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago.

The Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Gallery and Lower Rose Gallery
May 8 - July 27, 2008

Image Credit: Cheselyn Amato, Fabric Collage (Placemats, Napkins, & Deathcamps), 2004, Inkjet print, 22 x 34 inches, Courtesy of the artist, Davis, CA.