Mittwoch, 21. Mai 2014
I was one of the 15 Polish and international artists invited by the Jewish Museum Kraków, to present a painting dealing with Jewish culture.
For my work i´m focusing on a quite mordern part in the long Jewish history. A part that is well connected to public and urban space: The Na Nachs
This group of adherents of the Rabbi Nachman from Breslov (a subgroup among the bigger group of followers, the Breslever Hassidim) is relatively small, but well visible all over Israel. Their 'slogan' 'Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman' can be seen everywehere, sprayed in small and huge letters or as stickers in the streets. Quite common is also the use of a smiley with sidelocks. And walking through the city you can meet them, driving around with vans, playing techno-Hasidic musical compositions
, dancing in the streets and on top of the vans, with the goal of spreading joy to passersby.
(But as it looks, no women are allowed to join the dance..)
Here are photos of all the works
and from the opening.
Thanks Jacek and Mikołaj
for the curation and organisiation. And hello my dear fellow artists: Autone
(Gdańsk) * Cekas
(Wrocław) * Patu
(Berlin) * Weronika Kasprzyk (Kraków) * Jan Kutryba
(Kraków) * Paulina Lichwicka
(Kraków) * Lump (Szczecin) * Malik (Bielsko-Biała) * Johannes Mundinger
(Berlin) * 3fala.art.pl
+ Małgorzata Rozenau (Żywiec) * Raspazjan
(Katowice) * Mikołaj Rejs
(Kraków) * Roem
(Warszawa) * Mona Tusz
(Katowice) * Artur Wabik
Thanks Josh for the proof reading of the info text.
Street art po żydowsku
10. - 25.05.2014Galicia Jewish Museum
ul. Dajwór 18
31-052 Krakow, Poland