|Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:00 PM
MEMORY DREAMS: NEW ISRAELI VIDEO ART REFLECTS THE HOLOCAUST
SPEAKER: OLGA GERSHENSON, Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
With the generation of survivors dwindling, how can artists portray the Holocaust? What is appropriate? What are the limits of taste? This lecture introduces the work of young Israeli video artists and explores the way they engage with the Holocaust, or rather its memory, which in Israel is the cornerstone of national culture and identity. Their work is often playful, full of irony and humor, shifting points of view, and paradoxical connections between past and present.