Cecelia Peck”s heartfelt documentary Brave Miss World will be screening at the Sarasota Film Festival this weekend. In her film, Linor talks about being a survivor of rape, and the healing process from such a traumatic event; she also interviews other survivors of rape from diverse cultures and countries, and how they have dealt with what they have endured.
Peck’s film rolls out this April (Sarasota, Cleveland, and Dallas), in conjunction with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)’s Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. Through these screenings, Peck and Linor hope to raise awareness of rape, and to help those who have suffered it find the courage to confront their terrible experience.
Sarasota Film Festival Screenings:
Sun, 4/7 4:35 PM
Mon, 4/8 5:00 PM
Cleveland International Film Festival Screenings:
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Dallas International Film Festival Screenings:
At the upcoming Westchester Jewish Film Festival, keep an eye out for the following five films from the Foundation for Jewish Culture!
- Joe Papp in Five Acts: April 4th at 7.30pm and April 6th at 9.30pm
- Sosua: Make a Better World: April 7th at 5.00pm
- The Law in These Parts: April 11th at 5.00pm
- Inventing Our Life: April 11th at 7.30pm and April 13th at 1.30pm
- Numbered: April 13th at 3.30pm and April 22nd at 2.30pm
The Westchester Jewish Film Festival will run from April 3rd to April 25th. This year, the 11th of the Festival, is the largest Jewish event in Westchester county. Don’t miss it!
You can order tickets through the Jacob Burns Center website, or call them (914.773.7663) for more information.
Jacob Burns Film Center
Media Arts Lab
Pleasantville, NY 10570
The Foundation’s New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) is accepting applications for its music commission! A musician/composer will receive $10,000 to develop a new touring project. The NJCN is a pipeline for contemporary performing arts that explore the Jewish experience. NJCN is a collaborative commissioning and touring program represented by a select league of performing arts presenters. Past commissions recipients include Alicia Svigals for The Yellow Ticket (2012) and Galeet Dardasthi for Monajat (2011).
Applications for the NJCN 2013 Music Commission are due April 30th.
Artist Helene Aylon, a 2002 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award recipient, will be speaking at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY on Wednesday, March 13 as part of the university’s Spring 2013 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
She will be reading from her newest book, Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist (Feminist Press, 2012). This exciting autobiographical work talks about the author’s upbringing in a Jewish Orthodox family, her dreams of escaping to a more open culture, and her involvement with the environmental art scene of the 1970s.
This event is free and open to the public, so don’t miss it!
Wednesday, March 13th
Visual Arts Building
Purchase, NY 10577
One night only! On March 22nd, Ofri Cnaani (Six Points Fellow, 2007) will be presenting her live video installation based on Joseph Haydn’s orchestral composition Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross at the Metropolitan Museum. This will be accompanied by live music performed by the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.
Cnaani is drawing inspiration from Haydn’s original performance of the work in 1786, which employed special lighting and sound effects to enhance the experience of the performance. Her interpretation of the crucifixion originates with Haydn’s music, but her video installation will incorporate more universal elements that speak to a wider population than its original Good Friday audience in Cádiz Cathedral.
The performance will take place at 7.00pm on March 22nd. Tickets are $45. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this classical masterpiece in a wholly original light!
For information about the Metropolitan Museum and tickets for this event, you can read more here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
Lynne Avadenka (Fellow of the American Academy in Jerusalem, 2011; Visiting Fellow of the Humanities Institute of the University of Michigan, 2013) will be opening her solo show, Language Comes After Artist, at the University of Michigan on March 21st. There will be a reception from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, where Avadenka and Professor Eric Bermann will be available for questions and discussion of the exhibit.
Avadenka’s work often incorporates elements of both scriptural texts and texture, mixing the visual beauty of calligraphy and that of the materials words are written on—paper, glass, wood, clay, and other surfaces. By using selected text in unusual contexts, she opens our eyes to seeing words in new ways.
Language Comes After Artist will showcase Avadenka’s large drawings and prints on the walls, one piece on glass, and potentially a few other book works. Upstairs, in the Frankel room, all of Lynne’s hand made books that have been collected by the University library will be on display.
Language Comes After Artist will run from March 21st to May 17th.
In addition to the exhibit, Avadenka will be teaching a workshop at the University of Michigan for the spring, lecturing, and participating in panel discussion. The panel discussion is April 9th, ath 12:30, at North Quad, Space 2435 (the front gallery space of North Quad) addressing books,texts and archiving in a digital world. Lynne’s more formal lecture will be on April 16th, at 12:30, at the Institute.
Event and Venue Info:
The University of Michigan
503 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Council of American Jewish Museums presents their 2013 Annual Conference The City as Muse/um.
For three days (March 3rd-5th), museum professionals and their colleagues will experience New York’s cityscape as an exhibition of art, culture and history.
The Foundation for Jewish Culture is proud to be a part of the planning and production of the event. Program Officer Andrew Ingall is a conference co-chair. Six Points Fellowship Director Rebecca Guber and FJC Board Member Judith Margles served as conference program committee members. In addition to panels and talks, The City as Muse/um includes experiential programming such as artist-led workshops and urban walks.
The Foundation’s grantees and staff are well represented at the conference:
- David Karnovsky (2011 AmericanAcademy in Jerusalem Fellow), who will be speaking at the opening plenary.
- Liana Finck (2010 Six Points Fellow, NYC), who will serve as the Council of American Jewish Museum’s first artist-in-residence. Throughout the conference, she will be drawing and exhibiting cartoons inspired by the events.
- Corrie Siegel (current Six Points Fellow, LA) will be leading participants in a workshop to create interpretive maps of cities real, imagined or both.
- Alina Bliumis (2007 Six Points Fellow, NYC) will join Corrie in a panel: “Reaching Deeper—Artists, Curators, and Educators Engaging Communities” (Monday, March 4th, from 10.30am to 12.00pm)
- FJC President and CEO Elise Bernhardt participates in “Thinking Outside the Box: Non-Traditional Collaborations, Programs, and Audiences” (Sunday, March 3rd, from 2.30am to 4.00pm)
Other speakers of note appearing at the conference include New York Times critic-at-large Edward Rothstein, architect Charles Renfro, No Longer Empty’s president and chief curator Manon Slome, and artist Ben Rubin.
Among the excursions offered by the conference are a guided tour of the Museum of Chinese in Americas, a chance to observe subway passenger behavior with artist Neil Goldberg, and an exploration of how food, art, and design converge on the Lower East Side with curator Daniel Belasco.
You can find more information about other events at the conference here: http://www.cajm.net/annual-conference/
We look forward to seeing you in New York!