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Image: Amazing! Mel Bochner Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

Amazing! Mel Bochner Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

Mel Bochner
Philbrook Downtown, Tulsa, OK
14 October 2018 – 6 January 2019

Philbrook partners with the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation to present a survey of more than 50 prints by Mel Bochner. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

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Image: 57th Edition of the Carnegie International

57th Edition of the Carnegie International

13 October 2018 -25 March 2019

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, announces Mel Bochner and Sarah Crowner as two of the artists participating in the 2018 Carnegie International. The museum's 57th edition is curated by Ingrid Schaffner and focuses on the idea of the 'international'; to reflect upon shifting relationships between communities, with work by thirty-two artists and collectives from around the world.

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Image: Mel Bochner - The Joys of Yiddish

Mel Bochner - The Joys of Yiddish

FIAC 2017, Hors les Murs, Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris, France
10 October - 24 October 2017

The bright yellow uppercase characters of The Joys of Yiddish spell out well-known Yiddish terms against a black background, making reference to the identifying stars Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. The installation belongs to a powerful body of work inaugurated in 2006 that centres around words and phrases found in Leo Rosten’s 1968 compendium of the same name. Growing up in an observant household in which Yiddish was regularly spoken, Bochner developed an interest in the assimilation of the language into the American English vernacular. Through Jewish comedians of the 1950s Yiddish became a familiar part of the American discourse. Yet the light-hearted resonance so often associated with the Yiddish language masks a deeper and darker cultural significance that speaks of the survival of a persecuted people.

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