In response: repetition and difference

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Sunday, May 10, 2015
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Columbia University School of the Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, sound, performance, and installation-based artworks in response to the objects, artists, and historical context of the exhibition Repetition and Difference. The exhibition brings together objects made in multiples or series — contemporary art and works from the Museum’s historical collection — in order to explore how artists embed crucial differences within the process of iteration.

Participating Artists: 
Christina Houle
Bora Kim
Jonah Patrick King 
Yujin Lee & Nicole Maloof
Talia Link
Meta Meta Meta (Guy Ben-Ari & Leah Wolff)
Ilaria Ortensi
Alex Strada
Xu Wang
Nat Ward

Works by Meta Meta Meta LLC: Bowls, Figurines and Mezzuzot
Objects in the museum have been recreated to produce a line of merchandise that capitalize on while subverting the meaning of their originals.

Fertility Statuettes:
For the duration of the event, a performer (Esteban Jefferson) will sell gaudy replicas of the Female Figurine artifacts on display as souvenirs.
Locations: Doorways on the First and Second Floor

Clay mezzuzot have been placed in doorways throughout the museum. Their form references the symbol of the Israeli Border Patrol, inscribed with the hebrew words “Mishmar Hagvul”.

Bibi Bowls:
Security countertop bowls, used to hold keys and other small items while going through metal detection have been replaced with similar bowls carrying an alternate design.