Monday, July 1

Dimensions of Jewish Art

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch & Inna Goudz, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf / Prof. Margaret Olin, Yale University, New Haven

09.00-10.00

Prof. Dr. Bruno Bleckmann, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Welcoming Speech

Greetings by the Organizers

Dr. David Graves, The Academic College Tel Aviv-Yaffo

Is There Jewish Art and If So, Why Not?

10.00-10.45

Prof. Milly Heyd, The Hebrew University Jerusalem

From Boris Schatz (1906) and Ephraim Moses Lilien to Leora Laor (2013) : Essential vis-à-vis Liquid Jewish Identities

10.55-11.40

Dr. Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Tel Aviv University

Jewish Art: Fact or Fiction?

11.50-12.00 Break

12.00-12.45

Art Museums in Israel


Dr. Galia Bar-Or, Director and Curator
Ein Harod Museum of Art

'Our Life Requires Art' : Art Museums in the Kibbutzim

12.45-02.15 Lunch break

02.15-03.00

David Sperber, Art Critic and Independent Curator, Israel

Israeli Art Discourse and the Jewish Voice

03.00-3.45

Prof. Dr. Annette Weber, University of Jewish Studies Heidelberg

Chagall at the Crossroads: A New Art for Israel as an Expression of a New Jewish Identity?

03.50-04.35

Prof. Dr. Martin Deppner, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

Jewish Diaspora as an Artistic Concept

04.40-05.25

Prof. Richard I. Cohen, The Hebrew University Jerusalem & Dr. Mirjam Rajner, Bar Ilan University

Invoking Samuel Hirszenberg’s Artistic Legacy

05.30-06.00 Break

06.00-06.45

Rebecka Thor, Södertörn University, Stockholm

Back to the Diaspora – A Return of the New Jew?

07.00-07.45

Prof. Dr. Bernd Witte, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Hermann Struck, Arnold Zweig: "Das ostjüdische Antlitz" (1920)

Tue, July 2    Wed, July 3

Tuesday, July 2

Dimensions of Israeli Art

Moderation: Prof. Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, New York /
Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald, University of Basel

09.00-10.00

Prof. Dr. Axel Buchner, Vice President for Academic Management and Internat. Relations, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Welcoming Speech

Dr. Nissim Gal, Haifa University

Introduction to Dimensions of Israeli Art

10.00-10.45

Dr. Dalia Manor, Director and Curator, The Negev Museum of Art

Pride and Prejudice: Recurrent Pattern in Israeli Art Historiography

10.55-11.40

Dr. Alec Mishory, The Open University of Israel

Zionist ’un-Graven Images’: The Second Commandment and Israeli Art in the Public Space

11.50-12.00 Break

12.00-12.45

Art Museums in Israel

Amitai Mendelsohn, Curator
The Israel Museum Jerusalem

Dialogues on Art and Identity. The Permanent Exhibition in The Israel Museum

12.45-02.15 Lunch break

02.15-03.00

Shlomit Dror, Independent Curator

(Re)thinking Contemporary Art at the Israel Museum: Extending the Meaning of the Past

03.00-3.45

Dr. Inka Bertz, Jewish Museum Berlin

Israeli Art in Germany – Episodes from a political history between moral restitution and the Middle East conflict

03.50-04.35

Dr. Julian Heynen, Artistic Director at Large, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

To Be There – Place and Concept. The Work of Zvi Goldstein

04.40-05.25

Panel Discussions

Moderation: Friederike Schir, schir art concepts, www.schir.net

Participants: Dr. Galia Bar-Or, Roni Gilat-Baharaff (Managing Director, Christie’s Israel), Dr. Inka Bertz, Ory Dessau (Independent Curator and Writer), Amitai Mendelsohn, Dr. Hans Günter Golinski (Director, Kunstmuseum Bochum)

05.30-06.00 Break

06.00-06.45

Panel Discussions – Part II

Mon, July 1    Wed, July 3

Wednesday, July 3

Contemporary Tendencies

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jacques Picard, University of Basel /
Friederike Stangier, University of Basel

10.00-10.45

Dr. Ronit Steinberg, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Micha Ullman’s “Bibliothek Memorial”. Between Judaism and Universalism

10.55-11.40

Dr. Shulamit Laderman, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

The Hebrew Alphabet and its Special Significance in Israeli Art

11.50-12.00 Break

12.00-12.45

Art Museums in Israel

Dr. Batsheva Ida Goldman, Curator
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Genesis of the Tel Aviv Museum

12.45-02.15 Lunch break

02.15-03.00

Maayan Sheleff, Independent Curator, Tel Aviv-Yaffo

Trauma and Testimony in Video and Moving Image in Israel

03.00-3.45

Dr. Alma Mikulinsky, University of Hong Kong

Inclusion and Exclusion in Israeli-Arab and Israeli contemporary Art

03.50-04.35

Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir, Artists & Researchers

Exterritory Project

Mon, July 1    Tue, July 2