Current Exhibit

RE:Formation of the Jewish Body

Curated by Sagi Refael

Opening Reception: February 18, 2018, 3-5pm.

The Project Room will launch with "RE:Formation of the Jewish Body," curated by Los Angeles-based, Israeli art historian Sagi Refael. The exhibition explores the cultural perception and transformation of the Jewish male body via its emergence in pop culture and media, modernist and contemporary art, and ephemera and sports, from the early twentieth century to the present.

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This visual path of representations begins with biblical figures; traverses the character of the "Wandering Jew" and the "Shtetl Jew" in European culture, which was perceived as weak, feminine and defeated; explores the active, confident "Muscle Jews," conceived by early Zionist thinking; and addresses the contemporary subversive representations of sensual and even taboo-breaking contemporary Jewish masculinities in both American and Israeli cultures.

Artists include Zachary Balber, Salvador Dali, Mati Elmaliach, Ted Gilien, Austin Grodinger, Alon Kedem, Saul Raskin, Melver Unter, Ron Winter, Sara Wallach, Gil Yefman, and more.

On view through April 22, 2018.

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Imagine

Organized by Richard Bruland and Adria Becker, Faculty, Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in the Fine Arts.

Opening Reception: February 18, 2018, 3-5pm.

AJU proudly presents the annual exhibition of students of the Nazarian Fine Arts Program. Every year, the students submit their works for consideration for this multi-disciplinary anticipated event, which celebrates creativity, experimental spirit, and the ongoing investigation of ideas, images, and personal journeys.

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On view through April 22, 2018.

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