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Art: Lecture

Izhar Patkin/Marie-Jose Mondzain and Crossing Borders


Thursday Sep 27, 2012 (6:30pm)



The Jewish Museum (Venue Partner)

1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street


Directions: 4, 5 to 86th Street or the 6 to 96th Street




The Jewish Museum says…

Artist Izhar Patkin and philosopher and film critic Marie-José Mondzain will discuss the limits and promise of representation in art, as exemplified in Izhar Patkin: The Messiah’s glAss. They will also connect Patkin’s art and themes to The Jewish Museum’s new exhibition, Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries.


Izhar Patkin was born in Israel in 1955 and has lived in the United States since 1977. He gained recognition in the mid-1980s with The Black Paintings, done in white ink on black rubber curtains. These were an inventive visual adaptation of Jean Genet’s play The Blacks: A Clown Show. His work has been collected in depth by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Open Museum, Tefen; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and many other prominent institutions. He has exhibited extensively worldwide. The artist’s major mid-career museum survey, The Wandering Veil, is currently on view at the Tel Aviv Museum and at The Open Museum in Tefen, northern Israel. The show will travel to MASS MoCA in 2013.


Marie-José Mondzain is the Director of Studies at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and author of Image, Icon, Economy: The Byzantine Origins of the Contemporary Imaginary (1996).