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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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Words and Artifacts: Treasures of a Cuban Jewish Exile

Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7:00 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

Ruth Behar, a Cuban-Jewish anthropologist and the first Latina MacArthur Fellow, shows how culture is both an artifact of history and a vehicle of ongoing memory. Join us for a reading of her latest book of poetry.

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Co-sponsors:  Brandeis Alumni Association, the Brandeis International Business School, & Latin American & Latino Studies Program

This event is a part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Program


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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 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


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.


Words and Artifacts: Treasures of a Cuban Jewish Exile

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 pm

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

 Ruth Behar

This is event is part of the HBI Project on Latin American Jewish & Gender Studies. Ruth Behar, a Cuban-Jewish anthropologist and the first Latina MacArthur Fellow, shows how culture is both an artifact of history and a vehicle of ongoing memory. Join us for a reading of her latest book of poetry, Everything I Kept/Todo lo que Guardé, discussed in combination with excerpts from her award-winning novel Lucky Broken Girldocumentary film Adio Kerida, and photojournalism in An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba
 
The event will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Piano accompaniment by Jan Zimmerman.
 
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Recommended.
 
Co-sponsors:  Brandeis Alumni Association, the Brandeis International Business School, & Latin American & Latino Studies Program

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