“visual art”


“Fragmented Narratives”: A Story of One Yiddish Word

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova reviews Elianna Renner’s new exhibit in Berlin, “Pitshipoy,” open through November 6, 2020, which incorporates Yiddish into contemporary art and discussions about the politics of collective memory.


Berlin Yiddish Society Column: Sutzkever's Yortsayt

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

January 19th, 2020. A small gallery in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district is crowded and abuzz to honor the tenth anniversary of the death of Avrom Sutzkever with poetry, music, and visual art.


Support Group for Yiddish Daughters

Michaela Foster

This cartoon was created as a final project for Justin Cammy’s 2019 course on Yiddish Literature and Culture at Smith College. 


Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam

Yaakov Herskovitz

Sholem Asch’s arrival at the small house at 50 Arlozorov Street in the coastal town of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, was to be his final move in over two decades of travels. Six decades later, the house has been carefully restored and reopened as a museum.


In Search of “Berlin Grandfathers”: An Interview with Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova interviews artists Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson about their recent exhibition of Yiddish-related works in Berlin, “Di farbloyte feder | Berliner zeydes."


The Lower East Side as an American Site of Memory

Abigail Lewis

In her work on images of the Lower East Side, Blair spotlights the paradoxes of the neighborhood's dynamic status as site of memory and of artistic experimentation and highlights stories and voices often left out of American collective memory.


We Are More Than the Oppressions We Are Forced to Bear: On Being Queer and Jewish in Moscow

Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller reflects on oppression, solidarity, mutual prejudice, and Yevgeniy Fiks' new book.