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Opening Reception: Moments of Waking Up
November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at the Platt and Borstein Galleries for the opening reception of the exhibition Moments of Waking Up, with works by Avital Burg (Brooklyn, NY) and Ester Schneider (Jerusalem, Israel), curated by Rotem Rozental.
The event will include a talk with the artists, and a musical performance organized in collaboration with the Institute for Jewish Creativity.
Inspired by Renaissance era myths and Jewish mysticism, Moments of Waking Up is the meeting point between two texts that serve as a powerful metaphors for the creative process. The first, an excerpt from the 12th century Kabbalistic text, Sefer ha-Bahir, speaks of a King who when building his palace on a rocky cliff discovers a fresh spring in the bedrock. He uses this living water to craft nature and plant a beautiful garden in which he and others can continue to delight. The second, the Dream of Poliphilus, is a 15th Century Venetian tale in which the titular character, in pursuit of his love, finds himself lost in an uncertain, fantastical dreamscape.
The exhibition is supported in part by Asylum Arts
November 18, 5pm, free entrance and parking