Zimmerli Art Museum Shows Jewish Nonconformist Themes
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is currently showing "Soviet Artists, Jewish Themes," an exhibit that features Nonconformist art of over 40 Jewish artists from the Soviet Union. The exhibit will run through January 4, 2004.
The variety of Jewish themes range from rural, village scenes to images of the Holocaust, to mystical interpretations based on Kabbalistic texts by artists such as Grisha Bruskin, Anatolii Kaplan, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid, Leonid Lamm, Dmitrii Lion, and Alek Rapoport.
The styles range from folkloric to modernist and realist to abstract.