A stereoscopic image by Maximus Clarke, THE WORK OF HOPE, will be featured in HOPE/LESS, the 2022 edition of the Yiddish New York Arts Exhibition, curated by Tine Kindermann and Deborah Ugoretz, at Hebrew Union College’s Heller Museum, in New York City. The show explores the thin line between hope and hopelessness, and asks how creative artists gain inspiration from both.
Despite the disillusionment and despair caused by the contemporary political, social, and survival woes of the world, there is always hope — present in the longing for the Messiah; the legend of the 36 Tzadikim Nistarim, righteous people who keep the world in balance; and the concept of Tikkun Olam, the mandate to heal the world. The works on view, by dozens of artists of various backgrounds, present the power of creativity to respond, reflect, and heal.
The exhibition will be on view Dec. 20-22 and 27-29, 2022, and Jan. 3-5, 2023, between 9am and 5pm.