Newsletter of the Call of Girona - Number 13   «Light and stars in the Jewish quarter»
February 2010


Exhibitions and others

"Women in Bible: Tricksters, Victors and (M)others". Jewish Museum of Australia. Until 14th May 2010. An exhibition that re-thinks and re-examines the representation of women in the Bible, through ancient, medieval and more recent times right through to items from the contemporary period.

"Frequency" by Michal Rovner (Tel Aviv, 1957) at Art+Books (a gallery linked to the publishing house Ivorypress and designed by Norman Foster). An exhibition organized with the cooperation of Casa Sefarad-Israel. Until late November.

"Did you see my Alps? – A Jewish Love Story..." is an exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Hohenems and the Jewish Museum of Vienna, in cooperation with the Austrian Alpine Association. Showing at the Jewish Museum of Vienna until 14th March.

Until March, the Jewish Museum of New York is showing the exhibition "Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention". The exhibition curator is Mason Klein. This is the artist's first multimedia exhibition since 1974, and also includes his two silent films.

The Museum of the Art and History of Judaism (Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71 Rue du Temple - 75003 Paris) presents the exhibition "La splendeur des Camondo. De Constantinople á Paris (1806-1945)" until 7th March. With items obtained on loan from various institutions, the exhibition will show the family archives originating from the Nissim de Camondo Museum, completed by paintings from the Musée d'Orsay (Boudin, Degas, Delacroix, Jongkind, Manet, Monet, Renoir and Sisley), and works of art from the Musée Guimet (Chinese sculptures and Japanese engravings) and from the Louvre Museum (furniture and drawings from the 18th century). Among parallel activities announced for this month we would mention encounters with Alain Finkielkraut, Leo Castelli, Yoram Kaniuk and Catherine Chalier.

The exhibition "Aleph: literary portraits", by Daniel Mordzinski, is currently showing in Tel Aviv. This photographer of writers has been working for thirty years on an ambitious "human atlas" of Spanish and Latin American literature. It will be running until 10th February at the Cervantes Institute in Tel Aviv.

Christian Boltanski evokes the Holocaust at the Grand Palais in Paris, with a representation of what the artist believes could be experienced in Hell: extreme cold, the roar of thunder, and tons of used clothes. "Personnes" can be visited until 21st February and aims to offer visitors an "apocalyptic experience".

The premiere of"A serious man" by the Cohen brothers, considered to be the most "Jewish" of their comedies. The film is an imaginative exploration of the themes of faith, family responsibility and criminality, among others. Trailer available.

The New York Jewish Film Festival: from 13th to 28th January. On the opening night there will be a screening of Saviors in the Night / Unter Bauern: Retter in der Nacht, by Ludi Boeken. The closing ceremony will feature the screening of Within the Whirlwind, by Marleen Gorris.