The exhibition "Evil: A Matter of Intent" has opened at Hebrew Union College in New York City. I couldn't be more proud to have my work in this thought provoking exhibition. The curator, Laura Kruger, selected two pieces from my new series, "10 MODERN PLAGUES." Blood - Water Pollution from the 10 MODERN PLAGUES
Evil: A Matter of Intent explores several questions. Why does evil exist? How is it manifested? From whom or from what is it derived? According to the Hebrew bible and rabbinic teachings, all humans have some capability or predisposition to commit acts of evil, or what is known in Hebrew as yetzer hara. Philosophers argue that such inclinations are not inherently malicious, yet can easily become evil if not confronted.
In this exhibition, topics include the Ten Plagues, the Golem, the Shoah and the proliferation of acts of violence including genocides worldwide.*
On the practical side of delivering artwork to an exhibition, shipping is always a challenge. In this series, 10 MODERN PLAGUES, each piece presents unique challenges for safe shipping. The left photo is a preview of my packing solution. A more thorough examination of the packing will be the subject of an upcoming post on ASK Harriete. It may be worth the close inspection because the Hebrew Union College staff said this about my packing . . . "We are all in awe of your ingenuity in packaging. I had my registrar photograph them in situ."
Exhibition dates: September 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
I am going to the opening.
Will you meet me at the opening?
Opening is October 21, from 5 - 7 pm.
(Above and Left) These photos show Blight-World Hunger which is also in the exhibition "Evil- A Matter of Intent."
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*Description of the exhibition from the press release provided by Hebrew Union College. When I go to the show, I will be sure to write more extensively about the exhibition.
Article about the curator Laura Kruger. "...she has stood alone among curators and Jewish museums, providing an often singular forum for emerging contemporary Jewish visual culture." Read more at the link below: Laura Kruger At The Hebrew Union College Museum