Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Culture

Deep Roots, Far-flung Branches

This month, CLAL-The National Center for Learning and Leadership will publish a tribute book to coincide with its 30th -anniversary dinner. The tribute book will feature the work of Moico Yaker, a Peruvian-born artist who currently splits his time between Lima and New York. “Moico shatters the false divide between Jewish and human, bridging the gap between our deep connection to a particular people and our eternal link to all of humanity” said Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, vice president of CLAL and editor of the tribute book. “Like our work, Moico’s art is a tribute to the unique beauty that comes from having both deep roots and a fearlessly open embrace of the wider world of which we are a part.”

Indeed, Yaker openly professes to an appreciation of this balance. “You’re going to have to look harder to find what is Jewish in the visual element. It is not immediately apparent,” Yaker said in an interview with the Forward. “I deal with the absence of identity in things.”

Yaker will be showing his work at his New York studio during the next month. 526 W. 26th St., Room 612, New York, N.Y. Open by appointment. For more information, call 917-428-3653 or visit www.moicoyaker.com.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.