Intersection of Visual With Jewish Identity: Book Signing with Helène Aylon
Slideshow, reading, and book signing with Wenkart Writer-In-Residence and renowned artist Helène Aylon. Don't miss this incredible FREE opportunity to meet the artist who has just published a new memoir about moving from her ultra-Orthodox upbringing to become a groundbreaking feminist and Jewish artist.
Helène Aylon is a visual, conceptual, and installation artist and eco-feminist whose work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York, the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Her memoir was published by The Feminist Press in 2012. For more information on Helene: http://www.heleneaylon.com/ 
“Aylon occupies a unique, sometimes uneasy place in the spectrums of Jewish art and feminism. She is more organic and less overtly political than other feminist artists, even as her work is more specifically Jewish and knowledgeable than that of most Jewish artists. She is not a maker of shtetl sentimentality, of wistful Shabbos scenes or reverential rebbe portraits. But her gaze is loving even when it is angry. This is what makes Aylon a compelling artist, and her memoir worth reading: Her ability to show the ways in which Judaism has controlled and confined her, as it has all Jewish women. And yet, to love it all the same.” --The Forward