Tue 16 October 2018 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Israel Museum - Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, 60 NIS

A special evening for the closing of the solo exhibition of the artist Zoya Cherkassky, which will be devoted to a discussion of paintings and drawings created by the artist in recent years, dealing with the experience of immigration from the Soviet Union of the 1990s. Some of the paintings deal with the personal experiences of the artist who immigrated to Israel with her family from Ukraine during these years In the collective experience of the greatest aliyah known to Israel. In her sense of humor, Cherkassky deals with stereotypes of the people of the country about the Russians and vice versa, and touches on other controversial issues. Thus the artist leads us into the world of immigrants from the Soviet Union from these years, their attitude toward the Israeli culture and the Russian one that they left behind.

Exhibition curator Dr. Amitai Mendelson will talk to the artist about her work and the role of art as a mirror of society

Dr. Miriam Reiner “Social Criticism, Immigration and Nostalgia: Zoya Cherkassky in the Spirit of Eastern European Jewish Artists in the Early 20th Century”

The writer Meir Shalev “‘Strange People’: The Second Aliyah – The Russians of Russian Novel”

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