Christina Ha presents the latest arts news on location at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial To The Holocaust, where we view its exhibition, “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust.” Plus, a look at “I SING BEIJING,” a pioneering program that introduces Mandarin as a lyric language in opera; “Drawing Surrealism” and dance at The Morgan; the groundbreaking “Laramie Project” play at BAM; and more. Find more arts and culture news, event listings and features at www.nyc-arts.org.
A new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago details how surrealism used absurdity as a weapon against the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust.
The Surrealist art movement aimed to liberate its practitioners and audience. It is no wonder, then, that it appealed to Jews who fled Europe in search of freedom.
Among the Nazis’ persecuted minorities were Jewish and non-Jewish artists, musicians and writers branded “degenerate” by the regime.
Each Thursday, The Arty Semite features excerpts and reviews of the best contemporary Jewish poetry. This week Jake Marmer writes about the surrealist dialogues of Adam Shechter and Daniel Y. Harris.
If you find yourself at an avant-garde jazz concert and poet Steve Dalachinsky is not in the audience, you probably have the wrong address. An unparalleled jazz aficionado, Dalachinsky has soaked in enough of the music to attempt the impossible: to create the same indescribable, musical feeling through words.