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BETTER THAN WINE
December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM| Free
Special pre-Yiddish New York program: Thursday, December 20th, 6pm
Featuring Josh Waletzky Accompanied by Jake Shulman-Ment
A program of Yiddish love songs through the lens of THE Love Song ― Shir Hashirim ― and its mystical interpretation that defines the love between the human and the divine.
Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is proud to
collaborate with City Lore on this year’s art exhibition, which will be held from
Thursday, December 6th, 2018, to Thursday, January 31st, 2019.
EXHIBITION DATES & INFORMATION:
December 6th, 2018-January 31st, 2019
Opening reception (and City Lore Holiday Party):
Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann.
This year’s theme is:
“…With the Kisses of Their Mouth…”
Eros and Spirituality
Many world traditions explore, often controversially, the connection between the sacred and
the profane. In Shir HaShirim, the Song of Songs, a poem that appears in Hebrew Scripture,
is the lover a person or the deity? Where do the physical and the spiritual body meet? What
role does ecstasy play in the religious experience? Can it become the religious experience
even in the absence of a defined religion?
We ask you: how can this seeming dichotomy be addressed through the visual arts? How
can the abstract spiritual be expressed through sensual physical media? Do you see these
elements as a contradiction, or do they inhabit a shared space?
YIDDISH NEW YORK: www.yiddishnnewyork.com
For more information about the exhibition contact the curators at:
Fridays 2 – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays12 – 6pm, and by appointment.