Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Lights OROT. Essays and Catalog of an Exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum in New York City by the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Authors & Curators

Mel Alexenberg, Otto Piene.

Editors

William Seaman, Ellen Sebring.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1988. 113 pp., illustrations: 110 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

Location

Yeshiva University Museum (31 January–31 December 1988)

Description

Electronic and kinetic artworks inspired by the theme of light (recalling God’s creation of the first day), and evoking historic fires and symbols of Judaism. All exhibits were conceived by artists from MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies. Introduction by Sylvia Axelrod Herskowitz. Catalog essays include “On the Symbolism of Light” (Rudolph Arnheim), “Light Vision and Art in Judaism: A Dialogue” (Mel Alexenberg and Norman Lamm), and “Story of Light—Night and Day ad Infinitum?” (Otto Piene). Detailed information on each artist. 25 items.

main keywords

JEWISH ART, CONTEMPORARY/MODERN
LIGHT IN JEWISH ART

minor keywords

Hanukkah lamps

Cite this page
“Lights OROT. Essays and Catalog of an Exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum in New York City by the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC0996>
First published online: 2019



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