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Saturday, August 10 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Paradoxes of Jewish Identity - as seen through the photographs of Frederic Brenner

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Location: Room 134
From 1978 to 2002, photographer Frédéric Brenner travelled the world documenting Jewish life across the diaspora. On his journey, he discovered diverse, unexpected and quirky expressions of Jewish life, truly achieving his objective – to “break the emblematic representation of the Jew”. He also discovered some inescapable paradoxes of diaspora Jewish identity. In this session, we will explore these paradoxes through Brenner’s dramatic and richly layered photographs as well as traditional and contemporary Jewish texts.

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Rebecca Forgasz

Rebecca was appointed Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia at the beginning of 2010, following a long association with the museum and a variety of exhibition-related roles at public institutions. Rebecca previously worked as Manager, Donor Stewardship and Recognition in the... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT

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