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    Yiddish New York

    Visual Arts Exhibition

    “…With the Kisses of Their Mouth…”

    Eros and Spirituality

    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. The exhibition will be 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?

    Artists of all beliefs and identifications are invited to submit visual art in all media that grapples with these questions.


    December 6th, 2018-January 31st, 2019

    Opening reception (and City Lore Holiday Party):
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 7pm-9pm

    Special pre-YNY program: Thursday, December 20th 7pm
    Songs of Love, Eroticism and Spirituality

    City Lore Gallery
    56 E. 1st Street
    New York, New York 10003

    The gallery is open for viewing Fridays 2 – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6pm, and by appointment. To schedule a visit outside of regular gallery hours, email Colleen at

    Free and open to the public.










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