Past HBI Events

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Upcoming Events

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


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.


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.

Lunchtime Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, the lectures meet from 12:30 to 2pm in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at HBI. A kosher lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

**This lecture will take place in ASAC 204 from 12:00-1:50pm**
Register here.

Golan Moskowitz, Brandeis University
Topic: Before Wild Things: Maurice Sendak and the Postwar Jewish American Child as Queer Insider-Outsider

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, London School of Jewish Studies
Topic: Red Threads, Amulets, and Chewing Buttons: Are Modern Jewish Women Practising Magic? 

Monday, March 4, 2019
Michal Frenkel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Topic: With God on their Side: Gender-Religiosity, Intersectionality, and Jewish Ultraorthodox Women’s Strive for Organizational Work-Family Arrangement

Monday, March 25, 2019
Defne Çizakça, University of Glasgow 
Topic: Sex Trafficking from the Pale of Settlement to Buenos Aires: Notes on a Novel in Progress

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

**This lecture will take place in Lown 315 from 12:00-1:30pm**

Lara Silberklang, Lesley University
Topic: Loss, Love, and Performative Agency: Photography's Role in Mourning and Rebuilding Family after WWII