Special Projects

As part of our commitment to support the Jewish cultural ecosystem and our artist network, we are developing new projects and partnerships that respond to our current moment.

  • Made in Contact

    November 24, 2021

    Made In Contact: Collaboration in times of social distancing. By Bonny Nahmias and Gabriella Willenz

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  • Reimagine Exodus

    February 15, 2021

    Over the past year, the Jewish community around the world has come together to celebrate in unconventional ways. For Passover, we have selected three artists to develop new projects reimagining the stories in the Haggadah and giving us new ways to engage with the rich themes of this holiday.

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  • Golem v. Golem

    February 22, 2021

    In 2017, in response to the Charlottesville protests, Artist Julie Weitz created her performative project My Golem, which centers on her embodiment of the mythical creature drawn from Jewish folklore. A futuristic highly-stylized figure covered with ... Read more

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  • Jewish Street Art Festival Passover 2021 Contemporary Plagues –Dwelling in a Time of Plagues

    March 10, 2021

    Jewish Street Art Festival Passover 2021 - Contemporary Plagues brings four muralists into a dialogue responding to different contemporary plagues and creating works in NYC, Charlotte, and Toronto.

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  • ART/BREAK

    December 27, 2020

    We are excited to announce Art/Break - a series of short virtual studio visits with artists from our alumni network organized by Asylum Arts and Meislin Projects. Each 30-minute studio visit will concentrate on the artist’s current practice...

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  • Shelter in Place

    December 27, 2020

    Asylum Arts has long believed that the voices of artists are an important aspect of meaningful social change, even more so in this challenging moment in our world. As part of that commitment, we partnered ... Read more

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  • Inspired 5781

    December 27, 2020

    In collaboration with JArts Boston, we commissioned four new projects to excite, inspire, and steep us in the essence of the Days of Awe. Projects for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were created by Shay ... Read more

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  • Sunday Sessions/ Deep River Readings

    December 27, 2020

    With our artist community, we embarked on an immersive journey focusing on Black artist voices led by Daonne Huff, the facilitator and the Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem. ... Read more

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  • Supporting Artists Is Not A Luxury

    December 27, 2020

    Director Rebecca Guber wrote about our Sustaining Practice Grants and the huge struggles that artists are having in this challenging time with the closing of the entire cultural economy during the pandemic. And thanks to ... Read more

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