In Conversation: Correspondences

12th December 1.30pm-2.30pm

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12 December @ 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Join artists Katy and Rebecca Beinart in an informal discussion of the Correspondences exhibitioncurrently installed in the Jewish Museum’s Front Room. This conversation will explore themes from the project – including family history, memory and migration, and the history of radical politics in the Jewish East End. Invited guest speakers Rachel Garfield and Ben Gidley (TBC) will respond to the exhibition’s themes as part of an ongoing dialogue with the artists. Following this, there will be an open Q & A with audience members.

Refreshments are included in the ticket cost.

You are also encouraged to bring a chess set or join a game of chess at the event.

Professor Rachel Garfield is an artist and Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading.  Recent exhibitions of Garfield’s video work include a screening at the Star and Shadow, Force/Fields: Three Works on Conflict, Militarism and their Legacies, Newcastle, (2019), Unsensed, group show at the Hatton gallery Newcastle (2015), London Short Film Festival (2013), ICA London, Solo show Beaconsfield London (2012).  Garfield has written extensively on Jewish identity for example, “Valences of Subjectivity: The Politics of Personal Narrative in Video Art”, Art and The Politics of Visibility, (edited by Zeena Feldman) (IB Taurus, London and New York, 2017); Playing with history: Negotiating subjectivity in contemporary lens based art”, Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures, eds Nadia Valman, Laurence Roth. (Routledge NY, 2015). Her new book Experimental Filmmaking and Punk: Feminist Audio Visual Culture in the 1970s and 1980s, (Bloomsbury, 2021) is available now.

Dr. Ben Gidley is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He works on the history and sociology of British Jews, with a focus on East London and on the context of migration and diaspora. He is the co-author, with Keith Kahn-Harris, of Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (Bloomsbury, 2010).

Date: Sunday, 12 December

Time: 1.30 – 2.30pm

Where: Welcome Gallery, Jewish Museum London


Please purchase a standard Museum admission ticket to attend this talk. Your ticket includes a visit to the Museum as well as this artist Q&A. Why not book a Sunday afternoon Museum tour too?

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12 December
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
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