Curators: Georgia Freedman-Harvey and Anne Hromadka Greenwald
Participating Artists: Renée Amitai / Bill Aron / Lorraine Bubar / Ellen Cantor / Judy Dekel /Karen Frimkess Wolff /Susan Gesundheit / Nancy Goodman Lawrence / Randi Matushevitz / Marisa Mandler / Jackie Nach / Avi Roth / Marleene Rubenstein /Elena Siff / Doni Silver Simons / Melinda Smith Altshuler / Debra Sokolow / Ruth Weisberg / Cathy Weiss
America just experienced a very profound and far-reaching watershed moment with the recent presidential election. It highlighted the fractured soul of America to the world. This great divide is evidence of what a watershed event can trigger.
The Jerusalem Biennale 2017 theme – Watershed, is particularly timely in light of current events, and has spurred the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) members to work collaboratively addressing significant watershed moments. JAI is honored to submit for consideration an exhibition meant to lift up our collective voices. Rather than submitting a traditional exhibition of works by individual artists, we are putting forward an ambitious plan to create an exhibit featuring five large-scale, collaborative murals focused on watershed moments, which had a resounding
impact on the world.
The selected watershed teams: Civil Rights, Water, Nationalism, Human Rights, Political Polarization have begun to work together in hevruta, using the framework of the Surrealist parlor game, the “Exquisite Corpse.”
Venue: Bezeq Building