Curators: David Sperber and Dvora Liss
Participating Artist: Helène Aylon
Helène Aylon is one of the most prominent American artists in the feminist Jewish religious art movement. Aylon is best known for her installation “The Liberation of G-d” (1996) that was part of her twenty year project: “The G-d Project: Nine Houses Without Women.” In this pioneering work the artist purged the text from its sexist and misogynic verses, as if to liberate God from the effects of patriarchy.
“Afterword: For the Children,” is an appendage (and the finale) to Aylon's twenty year project that proposed a scathing feminist critique of Jewish texts and rituals. Aylon dedicates her finale in the “G-d Project” to the future generations, challenging the Ten Commandments which emanates in her view, from patriarchy – not from God.
Venue: Hamachtarot Museum