Monday, May 30, 2016 Iyyar 22, 5776
Organization:
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Cost:
Free

Location

615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Rodeph Shalom is a Reform congregation in Center City Philadelphia. As an inclusive community, we offer services, programs & activities for a diverse population, including interfaith couples & individuals of varied backgrounds & sexual

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art Opening

May 1, 2013 6:00 PM

Mis/Constru(ct)ed Identities: Exploring Jewish Stereotypes

An Installation by Leslie Friedman

May 1—August 1, 2013

Opening: Wednesday, May 1, 6–8 pm

6:30: Discussion with the artist and Matt Singer, exhibition organizer

Mis/Constru(ct)ed Identities is a site-specific exhibition composed of modular, stackable, sculptural forms sheathed in screen-printed linoleum tiles. Though geometric, graphic, and colorful, Friedman’s undulating wall sculptures explore a serious, typically troubling, subject: stereotypes about the Jewish people. Some of these stereotypes—such as associations with intelligence and humor— could be considered flattering. Others—such as the canard of deicide and the "blood libel"—have been the source of centuries of persecution and suffering. Still more—the perception of disproportionate Jewish involvement, and success, in entertainment and finance—may inspire pride, suspicion, or are simply dismissed, with these varied responses depending upon each individual’s perspectives and mindset. Friedman confronts these stereotypes creatively and without fear, thereby challenging the viewer to do the same.

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