Threatened Beauty

September 6, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Selz Foundation Gallery

In this exhibition of 33 jewel-like, richly textured collage and watercolor works, Israel-based artist Andi Arnovitz draws on the profound artistic legacy of the Islamic world to respond to contemporary events in the Middle East. Manipulating imagery of Persian, Anatolian and Uzbek textiles, rugs and ceramics, Arnovitz reflects on Iran’s nuclear arms program, regional political turmoil and the tension between a present-day nation and the tradition of beauty it represents.

The exhibition is adapted from the L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, where it was on view in spring 2015. Its New York presentation is made possible by friends and patrons of Yeshiva University Museum.

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