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Panel: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Galit Hasan-Rokem: On the Museum of the Contemporary
The Museum of the Contemporary is an art and research project in which the Museum as an institution, as a platform is in itself an artwork. The Museum of the Contemporary host and is hosted or even created by the works being exhibited. It is a temporary institution, an idea of a structure, a sukkah hosting sukkoth.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University and she currently Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
She was honoured for lifetime achievement by the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the 2015 Marshall Sklare Award for her contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry, and was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for her contribution to POLIN Museum. She was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Galit Hasan-Rokem is University Professor Emerita of Jewish Folklore and Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University. Her research interests include: Poetics, folk literature, ethnography, everyday life and gender in Rabbinic literature; theory of folklore and folk literature; the proverb genre; folk culture, folklore and multi-culturality in Israel; the Wandering/Eternal Jew figure in the culture of Europe and beyond.
She has been the incumbent of the Max and Margarethe Grunwald Chair for Folklore and the academic head of the Jewish and Comparative Folklore program; the academic director of Misgav Yerushalayim Center for Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage; Head of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies.

Jan 13, 2021 07:30 PM in Jerusalem

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