Where Beauty And Death Collide

Nir Hod’s Warsaw Ghetto-inspired ‘Mother’ series plays provocatively with ideas of fashion and glamour.
03/26/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Nir Hod lives glamorously. When you enter his art studio in the Meatpacking District, his French bulldog, Nella, greets you at the door. You walk up the stairs and out steps the artist himself — a strikingly handsome man with long brown hair and dark denim jeans.

“The artist should be a rock star,” he says. “For me, art is about ego, charisma.”

The original Warsaw Ghetto photograph, was taken by a Nazi guard just before the ghetto’s liquidation, in 1943.

New Mendelssohn Exhibit Sparks Debate

Conference on Enlightenment thinker, new book highlight thorny issues of faith, identity.
08/29/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The effort to redefine an Enlightenment ‘assimilationist.’

Many Jews have heard of Moses Mendelssohn, the German Enlightenment thinker, but few have embraced him. For at least a century, he has been ridiculed in virtually every corner of Jewish life.

Moses Mendelssohn

The Days After

Exhibit on Hiroshima shows previously classified images of the destruction, inviting comparisons to the Holocaust.
08/15/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Whether or not America did enough for Jews during the Second World War has long been debated. But even those who say the United States did far too little concede that had the United States not entered the war and won, Jews might have been killed in far higher numbers than the already atrociously high six million.

The skeleton-like, metal remains of the Tekaya school building in Hiroshima. International Center for Photography
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