Click Here to Read: The Id and the Ego, Depicted in Color By Nina Siegal in The New York Times on October 16, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: Cosmos as Masterpiece In ‘Cosmigraphics,’ Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time By Michael Benson in The New York Times on October 13, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: 52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past by Jake Heppner on the Distractify website on July 3rd, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Pain and palliatives: examining the human condition by Kevin Karn on THe Vista website on October 10, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Cave Paintings in Indonesia May Be Among the Oldest Known By John Noble Wilford in The New York Times on October 8, 2014.
Click Here to Read: In a Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest By Rroberta Smith in The New York Times on September 21, 2014.
CreditJennifer S. Altman for The New York Times
Click Here to Read: Letters to Afar: An Installation by Peter Forgacs and the Kleimatics Sponsored by YIVO and the Museum of the City of New York at the Museum of the City of New York on October 20, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Alexander the Great: History’s Superstar By C.J. Polychroniou on the Truthout Website on October 4, 2014 09:37,
Click Here to Read: An open letter to President Bollinger and the board of trustees By Sandra Leong and Kerry J. Sulkowics In the Columbia Spectator on October 2, 2014.
CARRY THAT WEIGHT | Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, has gained widespread attention for her performance art-protest, “Carry That Weight,” which seeks to raise awareness about sexual assault on campus.
What does YIVO want for its birthday? Your ideas!
We’ll tell you a secret. In 2015, YIVO turns 90. Yes, it’s a big birthday, and we’re proud of our work through the years, including some of the exciting things we’ve been working on in just this last year: The Vilna Project, Letters to Afar, the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, and of course our Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, along with two terrific public programming seasons. (more…)
Upcoming Events Reminder: Stefan Zweig’s Impossible Exile and Facing History: Portraits from the LBI Art CollectionTuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM | Panel Discussion
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
George Prochnik’s The Impossible Exile
Join us as as authors George Prochnik and Gideon Lewis-Kraus discuss Prochnik’s brilliant new biography of Stefan Zweig.
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler’s rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile-from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petrópolis-where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Letters to Afar: Oct 22, 2014 – Mar 22, 2015 Co-presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Click Here to Read: Artist Diana Al-Hadid on Fate, Form, and Freud—and Her New Exhibition at the Secession in Vienna by Thessaly La Force in Vogue Magazine on September 10, 2014.
Photographed by Mark Peckmezian
Click Here to Read: Nations Called Lax in Returning Art Looted From Jews By Graham Bowley in The New York Times on September 10, 2014.
In 2011 United States officials seized Girolamo Romano’s “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue,” pictured here in the Brogan Museum in Tallahassee, Fla., which has since closed for unrelated reasons. Steve Cannon Associated Press.
Click Here to Read: Dalí, Psychoanalysis & Dante’s Divine Comedy on the Rauner Special Collections Library website on August 29, 2014
Click Here to Read: The Islamic State and the land of lost gods: From the dawn of civilization, the Fertile Crescent has been a cradle to strange an d fascinating sects. Not any more by Tom Holland The Spectator website on August 23, 2014.
Click Here To Read: The Islamic State isn’t just killing people. It’s destroying a culture By Aki Peritz on The Washington Post website on August 22, 2014,
Iraq’s cultural treasures are threated by Islamic State militants. (Ali Al-saadi/AFP/Getty Images)
Click Here to Read: Outsider Art: Yiddish Book Center in Amherst features ‘raw art’ of New Yorker Nathan Hilu on the Gazettenet.com website.
The artists: Dali, Dante, Heine & Psychoanalysis : Freud, the feminists, & then the Russians from Sasha Rolde on IP.netThursday, July 31st, 2014
An early Labor Day weekend offers an opportunity to spend time reading the interesting posts on the international psychoanalytic website. It is a time of turmoil in the world and will hopefully offer some respite as well as some insight into the societal issues.
My choices this week are:
1) For those of us who did not know much about the Islamic State – The “Fertile Crescent had been a cradle to strange and fascinating sects” – the post about the “land of lost gods” in the Art Category is a must! (more…)
Click Here to Read: To Answer Our Most Fundamental Questions, Science Needs to Find a Place for the Arts on the Seed website on July 28. 2014.
Black Peacock, 1950
Semir Zeki, Neuroscientist, University College London © Christie’s Images/Corbis