This year AIDA is bringing seven artists from Israel working in ceramic, fiber, glass, jewelry and metal to participate in AIDA’s special exhibit “Memories & Perceptions.”
Several AIDA alumni will also be exhibiting with galleries. Click here for artist bios and booth locations.
Nirit & Avi Berman, Sergey Bunkov, Gali Cnaani, Nirit Dekel, Anat Gelbard, Shay Lahover, Lily Poran and Michal Zehavi.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 1:00PM at the AIDA booth
Deganit Stern Schocken, participant in the current traveling exhibit, "Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers," discusses the four major themes of her "Wearable Work" collection: Movement, Covering/Uncovering, Materials/Stones and Semiology.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 10:00-11:00AM
Jane Adlin (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Dale Anderson (AIDA) & Davira Taragin (Racine Art Museum) will lead a tour of SOFA CHICAGO visiting galleries representing AIDA artists.
Please RSVP to Sharon Shaked by October 26th to reserve your place.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.931.0100.
AIDA presents the finale of “Offering Reconciliation”, a thought-provoking exhibition of 135 works of art created by prominent Palestinian and Israeli artists offering their interpretations of reconciliation and hope. The exhibition was conceived by the Parents Circle – Families Forum, a grass-roots organization of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families who have lost relatives due to regional conflict. AIDA, having seen the exhibition in Israel, arranged to bring the artwork to the U.S. where it has toured prestigious venues including the World Bank and the United Nations.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 4:00-5:00PM – “Power of Art” Panel Discussion
Moderated by freelance curator and art critic Polly Ullrich, the creators of “Offering Reconciliation” discuss art as a vehicle for social change, focusing on the exhibit’s goal of creating a public dialogue on reconciliation. Panel participants include: Robi Damelin, Ali Abu Awwad, Orna Tamir Schestowitz and Rivka Saker.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 5:30-7:45PM – Reception & Live Auction
Further information can be found in the attached invitation.
PLEASE RSVP to reserve a seat!
Online bidding is available now! To view the full exhibit and online auction click here.
Complimentary Screenings of ENCOUNTER POINT, the award winning feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. The film features, among others, Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin who will attend screenings and be available for Q&A.