Baruch College to Host an Evening with Israeli Artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema

NEW YORK, NY – October 29, 2015 – The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, located in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College will host an evening with Israeli artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema. “‘Not by Words Alone’: A Visual Beit-Midrash: A unique way to Explore Biblical Text through Language and Image” will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Program Description: How do we read art? How do we imagine text? During this talk, Israeli artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema will unravel the complex relationship between image and word. In works such as The Binding of Isaac – The Magical Circle of Uncertainty (2010-2013) and The Days of Creation (2013), he has explored iconic biblical texts transmitted through countless generations. With deftness and subtlety, his art engages the audience with thought-provoking visual accompaniments associated with some of history’s most studied and enigmatic narratives. A native of Jerusalem, Yehuda Levy Aldema has been working as an artist in a variety of media since 1982.

 
WHAT: “Not by Words Alone”: A Visual Beit-Midrash: A Unique Way to Explore Biblical Text through Language and Image

WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College – The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
Room 14-270

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 
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Kirk Petersen, (646) 660-6124, kirk.petersen@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu