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NOV 5, 2010

Maya Zack: A Series of Conversations and Interactions (artisrael.org)

Maya Zack: A Series of Conversations and Interactions
November 5, 2010 - November 14, 2010

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California is pleased to announce our next Israeli artist in residence noted video and multi media artist Maya Zack. She will participate in a ten-day residency in the Los Angeles region. This artist exchange is meant to share with the Los Angeles community new works of contemporary Israeli culture – as expressed through the fine arts. The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) in partnership with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity (CJCC), the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the Jewish Federation’s TA/LA Partnership and NEI Program, the Israeli Consulate and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust invite you to a video screening, Q & A, and Museum Tour on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

Commemorating the anniversary of Kristallnacht, visiting artist Maya Zack will screen her award winning short film Mother Economy, which critics have described as “a meditation on Holocaust remembrance and an homage to resourceful women during violent periods of political upheaval.”

Sunday, November 7, 2010

3:00 pm: “Mother Economy,” Film Screening

3:30 pm: Q & A with Israeli Artist, Maya Zack

4:30 pm: Tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

For more information about this program and addition events with artist in resident Maya Zack please visit: http://www.jaisocal.org/

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 100 S. The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

The Museum is located in the North West corner of Pan Pacific Park.

About the artist

Maya Zack a 2000 Bezalel graduate already boasts an impressive filmography and catalog of worldwide film screenings, solo exhibitions, and awards. A frequent lecturer at Bezalel Academy and the Tel Aviv University Department of Film and Television, Zack is currently best known for her award-winning short film ‘Mother Economy’. This masterful twenty-minute work, selected from 500 submissions as the winner of the Celeste Art Prize during the 2008 Berlin Video Art Festival, is a contemporary exploration of issues of Jewish identity, cultural memory, and emotions.

Maya Zack’s residency is generously supported by the 2008 Cutting Edge Grant awarded to JAI from the Jewish Community Foundation, the Center for Culture and Creativity, the Jewish Federation’s NEI Microgrant Program, as well as the LA/Tel Aviv Partnership and the Israeli Consulate.