An exciting conversation about contemporary Israeli art and culture will be presented through the prism of Ofri Cnaani’s Sota Project, an immersive video installation that reenacts a controversial text in the Talmud. The Sota Project is a tale of two sisters bound together in loyalty that unfolds in both time and three-dimensional space. Cnaani reveals a number of still urgent feminist issues through her art, in this case the pain and humiliation that accompany the accusation of adultery.
The conversation will explore the role of Israeli art and culture in today’s global art scene while excavating its layered and deeply rooted historical contexts. Panelists include artist Ofri Cnaani; Talmudist Dvora Weisberg, director of the School of Rabbinic Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Megan Hibler Reid, assistant professor of Islam, religion, gender studies and law at USC; distinguished contemporary-art critic James Trainor; and moderator Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum of Art.
To watch a trailer for the Sota Project, click here.
Organized by the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Co-sponsored by the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities.
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