Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

By Jenna Weissman Joselit
Joined Together: Artist Amy Reichert uses Jewish ritual objects, like these cups, to explore biblical and talmudic stories.
ILLINOIS---Calling all Cassandras, those given to gloom and doom about the pliancy of contemporary Jewish life, much less its future. I suggest they make a beeline for Chicago’s Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s new exhibition, “Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica,” whose display of Jewish ritual objects will go a very long way toward dispelling any sad-sack thoughts the Jewish community’s naysayers might harbor. The exhibition features the artistry of Amy Reichert, a Chicago architect and exhibition designer who recently trained her sights and her skills on the making of Judaica. [link]