Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania

November 11, 2011-April 14, 2012

Location: Rena (Fisch) and Robert Lewin Gallery, Hildegard and Simon Rothschild (Switzerland) Foundation Gallery, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis Gallery

Artist: Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Victor Brauner, M. H. Maxy, Paul Paun, Jules Perahim, and Arthur Segal

Curator: Radu Stern and Edward van Voolen;
Curator-in-Charge at the Israel Museum: Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

Media: Oil on canvas, works on paper, assemblages

Exhibition of 90 works of Jewish avant-garde artists from Romania, created between 1910 and 1938, explores the question of center and periphery and illuminates the role of Jewish artists in the avant-garde. Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco played a crucial role in the development of Dada, co-founding the anti-establishment Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, and Victor Brauner was a leading force in the Surrealist movement in Romania. Works by these artists, as well as by M. H. Maxy, Paul Paun, Jules Perahim, and Arthur Segal, seen outside of Romania for the first time at the organizing venue of this exhibition, the Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, are now revealed at the Israel Museum. This exhibition was organized by the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. Catalogue available