In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art




In That Case collaborator Ron Lynch's "Tomorrow!" the longest-running
comedy, variety, and music show in Los Angeles. Photo by Lindsey White.

Opening at The Contemporary Jewish Museum on October 23, 2014, In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art is based on the Talmudic principle of havruta—the study of religious texts by people in pairs. In That Case encourages learning through fellowship for Bay Area artists, established professionals, museum staff, and the entire CJM community. The root word haver—“friend” in Hebrew—emphasizes the communal nature of learning, and the havruta learning model reflects the Jewish affinity for asking questions and grappling with complex topics, together. Capitalizing on the Jewish perspective inherent to the museum, this program will take havruta and repurpose it for contemporary art. Each local artist invited to participate will be given the opportunity of working with an established writer, scientist, thinker, or academic in a field of their choosing.


The first pair to collaborate for In That Case is local artist Lindsey White and Los Angeles-based comedian and performer Ron Lynch. Both artists have an affinity for challenging expected modes of visual presentation.


In That Case collaborator Ron Lynch's "Tomorrow!" the longest-running
comedy, variety, and music show in Los Angeles. 
Photo by Lindsey White.


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