Jewish Museum of Venice. Outsider in a Box by Dwora Fried. June 2, 2013- September 12, 2013. Artist Reception: Sunday, June 2, 2013 11:30am FREE. A very interesting exhibition, if you have the chance, don’t miss it, Yareah Magazine friends!
The Jewish Museum of Venice/ Museo Ebraico di Venezia is proud to announce a solo exhibition of works by Dwora Fried: Outsider in a Box. Powerful and provocative, and at times humorous, Ms. Fried’s mixed media capture people, places and emotions under glass – literally. Composed in wooden boxes with glass fronts, the pieces ask unsettling questions about identity, beliefs and space. They recreate imaginary scenes of displacement, entrapment and isolation. The confines of these small, wooden boxes allow the viewer to share in the intimate world of the artist.
“Growing up as a Jew in Vienna, I have always felt like an outsider and that perspective is reflected in my art,” explains Fried. “It is by far my most autobiographical work; it contains elements of my life as a jewish/austrian/lesbian child of a holocaust survivor.”
Dwora Fried was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. She attended Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the Avni School of Fine Arts in Israel. As a resident of Los Angeles, since 1978, she has exhibited her work in London, Vienna and throughout California.
The exhibition runs from June 2, 2013, through September 12, 2013.
An opening reception with the artist will take place Sunday, June 2, 11:30 am and is free to the public.
The Jewish Museum of Venice was founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice. It is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues.
Hours: Sunday – Friday 10am-7pm Closed Saturday