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Golem v. Golem

Art Installation and Conversation with Artist Julie Weitz

My Golem Blows her Shofar (Angeles National Forest- Tongva/Kizh) , Inkjet archival print, variable dimensions, 2020 (photo credit: Aaron Farley).

Golem v. Golem is a hybrid digital/public art physical installation for Passover, one of 3 installation nationally as part of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, made possible by CANVAS. Designed for Instagram, follow artist Julie Weitz’s alter ego, the Golem, as she takes a serious look at what plagues us today. This unfolding narrative will feature one episode each day of the holiday, as well as a companion literary collaboration, “What We Talk About When We Talk to the Golem,” by Moriel Rothman-Zecher.  

For those in the Boston area, come downtown to see life-size Golem v. Golem images on the façade of the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill. Designed for distanced viewing, come and make an afternoon of it!

Click here to read the artist’s statement on this work.

Golem v. Golem by Julie Weitz is created in collaboration with filmmaker D.S. Chun, cinematographer Mustafa Rony Zeno and costume designer Jill Spector. It is produced by Asylum Arts, made possible with the generous support of CANVAS. The project is presented at the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative. A companion literary collaboration, “What We Talk About When We Talk to the Golem,” by Moriel Rothman-Zecher, is produced by Jewish Book Council. Digital partners include the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. The work is part of a North American project – Dwelling in a Time of Plagues – a coast-to-coast Jewish artistic response to contemporary plagues. To see the other works on display, visit plaguedwelling.com.

Join the artist in conversation with JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel on JLive.

Golem v. Golem on display at the Vilna Shul

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March 26th



The Vilna Shul

18 Philips Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States