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Studio Israel: Conversation Series

Rimon amulet by artist Esther Cohen

This fall, JArts and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) join forces to shine a light on the many facets of contemporary Israel through the lens of art. This peer-led series will bring together artists, academics and community leaders to better understand the nuances of Israel’s social and political landscape through contemporary art.

The series is a pilot partnership between HBI, JArts, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and is made possible by generous support from CJP Art & Culture. Chaired by artist Caron Tabb, it brings together leaders from across artforms and backgrounds to investigate how Israeli art represents the swath of cultural opportunities and challenges that face Israel today.


The next conversation:

Thursday, December 10, 2020, with Vered Nissim in conversation with Dr. Sivan Rajuan Shtang

Vered Nissim is an Israeli based visual artist, mostly focused on photography and video installations. The home and family sphere is her primary source material, showing an insider point of view on immigration, social mobility, and capitalist myths, in particular ones that relate to the perception of femininity.

Dr. Sivan Rajuan Shtang is a visual culture scholar interested in the various modes of intersection between the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality in Israeli and Zionist art and visual culture. Register.


The series is meeting quarterly throughout the 2020-2021 season, from 9 am – 10 am EST:

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021


The program is made possible with generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.



Event information

December 10th
9:00 am



Online via Zoom

United States