susan c. dessel

The commissioned piece now seen publicly for the first time is among the work in “Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism”

What role do superstitions and expressions of their associated symbols, play in today’s Jewish worlds? What need is there for protection through amulets or ritual practice? How do we navigate the gap between scientific explanations and irrational, all too human fears?

This exhibition of work by contemporary artists, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann, in conjunction with Yiddish New York, a festival of music, language and culture, addresses these questions.

The exhibition runs from December 8 – December 28, 2016 at the Abrazo Interno Gallery, second floor Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center at 107 Suffolk St. NYC NY 10002.

A special event and dance party with live Klezmer music will be held on December 24th, 2016 from 6-9 PM, for the opening of Yiddish New York. Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center. . 107 Suffolk St. NYC NY 10002.