Thursday, August 13, 2015

Revisiting a Jewish ritual with Nicole Eisenman at the Jewish Museum

By Carolina Drake
Installation view of the exhibition Masterpieces & Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.
NEW YORK---Nicole Eisenman’s painting “Seder” puts the viewer at the center of a formal Passover family gathering. Standing in front of the canvas, one is invited to the table. Commissioned in 2010 by the Jewish Museum, “Seder” appears in the exhibit "Masterpieces & Curiosities," where Eisenman’s painting resonates in different ways with the permanent collection of portraits and Judaica. [link]
Nicole Eisenman, “Seder” (2010), oil on canvas (all images courtesy the Jewish Museum, New York)