Elad Lassry and Uri Aran: High Line Arts Don’t miss Israeli artist Elad Lassry’s billboard entitled, “Women,” beside the High Line at West 18th Street and 10th Avenue. The billboard features portraits of two women gazing out of portholes. Lassry will also have an exhibition at The Kitchen, Sept. 7- Oct. 20. Fellow Israeli Uri Aran has a playful sound installation on the High Line between West 25th and West 26th streets, offering participants the opportunity to hear sounds of the jungle. The High Line, Gansevoort Street to West 34th St., between 10th & 11th avenues, thehighline.org
A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer: Andrea Meislin Gallery celebrates its move to a new ground-floor space with a group show focusing on artists whose photographs capture prayer rituals from a variety of religions from around the world. Included are a number of Israeli photographers, such as Barry Frydlender, whose image of chasidic men juxtaposes their traditional pilgrimage with their modern cell phones, and New York Times photographer Rina Castelnuovo, who captured a rain dance performed by men in an attempt to reverse a drought in the Sea of Galilee. Sept. 6-Oct. 13, Andrea Meislin Gallery, 534 W. 24th St., andreameislin.com.
Izhar Patkin: There is a lot of buzz surrounding this Jewish Museum exhibit of the Israeli artist, Izhar Patkin. The museum will present a large glass sculpture by Patkin that addresses the founding of Israel through allegorical imagery. Sept. 14-Nov. 11. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., thejewishmuseum.org.
Haim Steinbach: This fall, The Artist’s Institute will exhibit a rotating selection of the Israeli sculptor’s art each month. Along with the sculptures, artists and thinkers will offer reflections on the work in public programs at this boutique gallery affiliated with Hunter College’s art history department. Through January 2013, The Artist’s Institute, 163 Eldridge St., theartistsinstitute.org.
“Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art: The Brooklyn Museum, a haven of feminist art, is staging an exhibit that examines the impact Lucy Lippard’s book, “Six Years,” had on Conceptual artists, of which there were many Jews, such as Joseph Kosuth, Eva Hesse, Jo Baer and Sol Lewitt. Sept. 14-Feb. 3, 2013, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn, brooklymuseum.org.
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Many Jewish photographers and artists actively documented apartheid in South Africa; among them were David Goldblatt, Paul Weinberg, Eli Weinberg, Leon Levson, and William Kentridge. Sept. 14-Jan. 6, 2013, International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, icp.org.
Marc Chagall: An exhibit on the iconic Russian-French artist features a number of paintings — such as “King David Playing the Harp,” and “Job,” Chagall’s last painting — as well as a suite of Bible stories etchings that have never been shown on Long Island. Through Nov. 4, Nassau County Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn, nassaumuseum.com.
Sharon Lockhart: The contemporary artist explores the work of Noa Eshkol, a dance composer from Israel in this multimedia dialogue featuring photography, film, and wall carpets designed by Eshkol. Nov. 2-March 24, 2013. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., thejewishmuseum.org.
Brigitte NaHoN: Haim Shelley Part Two: Works from New York to Tel Aviv: The French Institute Alliance Française will host “Haim Shelley” by Brigitte NaHon, a French contemporary artist based in Tel Aviv. Comprised of small and large-scale sculptures, “Shelley” explores opposites such as tradition and modernity, heaviness and lightness, strength and fragility and transparency and darkness. NaHon’s “TIME ZERO,” another work addressing opposites, will also be included in The Jewish Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Word Symbol Space.” Nov. 28-Jan. 12, 2013, The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), 22 E. 60th St., fiaf.org.
Museum of Modern Art Shows: “Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars”: Slavs and Tartars, a collective active in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East with background in philosophy, art and graphic design, presents a dark, temple-like reading room called “Beyonsense” at MoMA. According to the collective, “Beyonsense” “looks at the unlikely story of mysticism in modernity, with a special emphasis on our recent book ‘Khhhhhhh,’ on the phoneme Kh in particular in Hebrew but also in Arabic, Turkish and Russian as a perspective on the sacred in language.” Through Dec. 10.
MoMA will also be presenting “Meta-Monumental Garage Sale” from Nov. 17-30, a solo exhibit of Martha Rosler, a Jewish-American artist. Rosler will hold a garage sale as she did in 1973 in the art gallery of the University of California at San Diego.
“Sailboats and Swans,” an exhibit of Israeli artist, Michal Chelbin, will follow from Oct. 18-Dec. 22, featuring photographs shot in seven prisons in the Ukraine and Russia over the course of four years. MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., moma.org.
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