Intersctions: Reading the Space features Iranian, American and Australian artists

Sunday, October 23, 2005
Time: 12:00 PM
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Intersections: Reading the Space

Three women—reflecting three different religions, using different media, working on different continents—use text to explore the possibility of change and exchange in a new exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum


Three media, three women, three religions, three continents. Over the course of one year, a length of cloth made three trips around the world to the studios of Australian artist Irene Barberis, Iranian-born Parastou Forouhar, now living in exile in Germany, and American artist Jane Logemann. All three women use abstractions of religious text and language as both theme and medium in their work. With no rules or limits, each woman worked on the cloth in turn, negotiating individual and cultural differences and exploring the possibilities of change and exchange. The result of this artistic dialogue, The Joint Work, is the centerpiece of a new art exhibition Intersections: Reading the Space on view in its only U.S. venue at The Contemporary Jewish Museum October 23, 2005 through February 26, 2006. The exhibition also features works by the individual artists who share an interest in challenging issues of patriarchal faiths through the voices of women. The collection of individual works features non-linguistic images from text, allowing audiences to “read the space” whether the alphabets used are familiar or not.

WHAT: Intersections: Reading the Space – an exhibition that features the collaborative and individual work of three women artists from three continents, three cultural backgrounds and three religions.

WHEN: October 23, 2005 – February 26, 2006

WHERE: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

121 Steuart Street (between Mission and Howard), San Francisco

HOURS: Open Sunday–Thursday, 12–6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day.

Holiday Hours: Open 12-4pm Friday, November 25 (day after Thanksgiving) and Christmas.

ADMISSION: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Always free to Museum members and children under 12. FREE admission the third Monday of every month during the exhibition.

TOURS: Free gallery tours every Sunday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Private tours can be arranged by appointment by calling (415) 344-8827.

INFORMATION: Visit, or call (415) 344-8800.

Photographs and digital image files for this exhibition are available by contacting Denise Lamott at (415) 897-5089; or by calling the Museum at (415) 344-8833;

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