Inferno – IDENTITY

Yael Bartana: INFERNO (2013)Wednesday, July 30, 7pm
$5 general (includes Museum admission, so arrive early to see the film and tour the core exhibitions)

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The conflation of Jewish and Christian ritual and symbolism figures prominently in Yael Bartana’s Inferno, raising new questions about the nature of personal and collective identity. Moderator Dr. Brian Amkraut (Executive Director, The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University) leads a discussion with Dr. Timothy Beal(author and Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, Case Western Reserve University), Rabbi Steven Denker (Temple Emanu El), Don Ramos (Professor of History Emeritus, Cleveland State University), Ellen Rudolph (Maltz Museum Executive Director) and others on how delineations of race, religion, nationality and gender are both heightened and blurred in an increasingly global world.


Yael Bartana: Inferno panels and discussions are presented in partnership with The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.

Yael Bartana. Production images from Inferno (details), 2013. Courtesy of the artist; Petzel, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.