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The Fierce Activists Turning Neo-Nazi Graffiti Into Art

By On August 16, 2017

Despite being outlawed, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic, and anti-immigrant graffiti and stickers often get sprayed onto German walls and telephone poles nonetheless. A group of graffiti artists and one spirited septuagenarian have taken matters into their… Read More

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Banksy’s Israeli-Palestinian Pillow Fight in a West Bank Hotel

By On March 7, 2017

For five-star accommodation, excellent turndown service, and a fine-tuned political consciousness, look no further than the latest creation of Banksy, the anonymous satirical British graffiti artist whose new hotel has scenic views… Read More

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This Haunting Photo Series Takes Us to 1930s Jewish Krakow

By On March 24, 2016

The photographer Richard Tuschman describes his newest series, Once Upon a Time In Kazimierz, as a “novella told in still photographs.” The exhibit, on display until April 9 at the Klompching Gallery… Read More

Quirky, Gorgeous Pics of London Kids in Purim Costumes
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Quirky, Gorgeous Pics of London Kids in Purim Costumes

By On March 23, 2016

Ever wish you could just stare at kids in Purim costumes without looking away? Thanks to French photographer Estelle Hanania, now you can. In her gorgeous photography book Happy Purim (Shelter Press),… Read More

The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn
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The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn

By On March 18, 2016

  Helène Aylon’s work is counted among the permanent collections of the Whitney, MoMA, and elsewhere. Still, it’s likely her name isn’t a familiar one. Aylon — born Helene Greenfield in 1931 to… Read More

Chicago's "Bean" Artist's Unusual Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti
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Chicago “Bean” Artist’s Shocking Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

By On March 16, 2016

If you’ve visited the Windy City anytime since 2006, chances are you’ve squinted at your distorted image in the great “bean,” officially known as “Cloud Gate,” the iconic work of sculptor Anish… Read More

An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema
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The Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Exploring the Nature of Film

By On January 29, 2016

Brooklyn-born avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs has been testing the boundaries of cinema for six decades. His first film “Orchard Street” (1956) portrays the vanishing Jewish immigrant population on the Lower East Side… Read More

Eva Hesse, The Extraordinary Sculptor Who Died at 34
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Eva Hesse, The Extraordinary Sculptor Who Escaped the Nazis then Died at 34

By On January 11, 2016

Minimalist art is characterized by a kind of machine-made reductiveness, a movement transgressive in its simplicity. So what would post-minimalism look like? Just check out the breathtaking work of the late Eva… Read More

Another Astonishingly Talented Jewish Painter Who Was Killed by the Third Reich
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The Painter Charlotte Salomon Killed Her Grandfather. Then the Nazis Killed Her.

By On December 13, 2015

2017 marks the hundredth year since the birth of Charlotte Salomon, one of the last century’s greatest, darkest, and most under-appreciated Jewish painters. Charlotte Salomon grew up at a bad time. She… Read More

Pillar of Ash
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A Sculptural Tribute to Israel’s Tragic Summer

By On September 29, 2015

With his arresting sculptural installation “Pillar of Ash,” NYC-based Israeli artist Romy Achituv responds to two harrowing attacks by Jewish extremists in Israel this summer: the arson of the Palestinian Dawabshe family… Read More

Painter Marc Chagall's Fantastical Life, in a New Movie
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Painter Marc Chagall’s Fantastical Life, On Screen

By On June 10, 2015

Marc Chagall’s fraught, fantastic life began at birth. With his Russian village of Vitebsk burning around her, his mother pushes and shrieks. Baby Marc is pronounced stillborn. But his mother insists he… Read More

Chinese Art With a Jewish Twist (Or, Jewish Art With a Chinese Twist)
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Chinese Art With a Jewish Twist (Or, Jewish Art With a Chinese Twist)

By On June 8, 2015

“I am Jewish,” graphic designer Davi Yael-Cheng recently told a coworker. “You are? Really?” he responded. “Yes, I am Jewish.” “Really? You are Jewish?” “Yes.” “Really?” he asked again. This, Yael-Cheng recounts… Read More