Saturday, April 29, 2017

Toronto art exhibit is window into experiences of Jewish and Muslim women

TIMES OF ISRAEL 
By Renee Ghert-Zand
Blood, Milk & Tears' installation at Fentster in Toronto, Canada, April 2017. (Justine Apple Photography)
TORONTO---Currently on display in the Fentster until May 24 is an exhibition titled, “Blood, Milk & Tears,” a collaboration among local Jewish and Muslim women. Inspired by classical Jewish and Islamic religious texts on menstruation, breast feeding and mourning, the women studied and discussed the texts together before recently creating their artworks. Coming in the wake of the deadly attack on a Quebec mosque by a white nationalist in late January, participants said that the timing of the interfaith collaboration was fortuitously healing. This is Fentster (Yiddish for window), a new exhibition space in Jewish organization Makom‘s building, used for rotating site-specific art installations connected to the Jewish experience. [link]

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