Where? City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York City
When? Sunday, March 17th at 9:45 AM
Who? Archie Rand, painter and muralist, in conversation with Rabbi Dan Ain
What? "Art, relligion, and defying the establishment"
Join Jewish iconoclast Archie Rand and Rabbi Dan Ain for
a breakfast conversation about art, religion and defiance. From his
murals at "The Painted Shul," which cover the interior at Congregation
B'nai Yosef in Brooklyn, to his recent work, "The 613," which includes
individual panels and depictions for all 613 commandments, Rand has been
creating radical Jewish art for almost thirty years. On the left is a reproduction of Rabd's "Yonah" (Jonah). "As a consequence of [Rand's artistic] insolence
he has been exiled to what amounts to a critical wilderness. It is time to
redeem him from exile, time for the Jewish public to take note and acknowledge
the accomplishments of the foremost creator of Jewish art working today. Our
cultural future depends on it." - Richard McBee, The Jewish Week.
Archie Rand, who has collaborated fruitfully with John Ashbery and other poets, has had his work featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.