The Jewish Art Salon proudly participated in the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts at the 92Y, March 31-April 3rd, 2019. During the panel presentation for Spinoza in our time, Georgetown University Art History professor Ori Soltes discussed Brandwayn’s piece “Starting Again”
Last March, Brandwayn’s artwork was the main theme in an interesting conference given by Georgetown University Art History professor Ori Z Soltes, at the Conney Conference of Jewish Art, in New York.
During the panel presentation for Spinoza in our time, Dr.Soltes discussed Brandwayn’s piece «Starting Again», providing a rigorous analysis of its significance and transcendence within the Jewish Art.
The Conney Project on Jewish Arts is directed by Professor Douglas Rosenberg and is an initiative of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies. The Conney Project is intended to be a far-reaching educational program that supports and encourages new narratives of Jewish identity in all the arts, both traditional and contemporary, including literature, music, and the visual and performing arts.
This year’s conference celebrated 15 years since the founding of the Conney Project on the Jewish Arts at UW–Madison’s Center for Jewish Studies.
The 2019 conference was framed within the historical context of the 92Y and addressed the practices, histories and current state of the Jewish Arts across a diverse spectrum of genres and experience.