“Inheritance of a Story” is a COJECO Blueprint Fellowship Alumni art exhibit of three New York artists: Anya Roz, Tanya Levina and Yuliya Levit, juxtaposed with poetic prose of Clarice Lispector, mystical Brazilian writer of Jewish-Ukrainian descent.
This show is a multimedia exploration of the tales of strangers in the strange lands – recurrent narratives of Jewish diaspora.
Clarice Lispector’s works will be recited by the renowned avant-garde poet Steve Dalachinsky at the opening reception that also features a musical performance by an Israeli-American violinist, singer and composer Efrat Shapira.
Clarice Lispector was born in the same part of Ukraine responsible for the birth of Hasidism and her work was shaped by the same experience of historical rupture and trauma that produced the great Jewish mystics. She became a national icon of Brazil whose face adorned postage stamps. ‘I keep looking, looking. Trying to understand. Trying to give what I have gone through to someone else, and I don’t know who, but I don’t want to be alone with that experience’.
For more info on the Efrat Shapira see: http://efratmusic.com/
The BluePrint Fellowship Alumni Projects are part of the Center Without Walls project of COJECO, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.
This event is presented in conjunction with Ticún Brasil.
Ticún Brasil is a global social justice NGO founded in 2008 with help of COJECO. It partners with Brazilian NGOs to implement various projects in the areas of Jewish life, arts, child development, sports, teaching English, media & design innovation, health education and housing construction in Rio de Janeiro. Ticún also conducts cultural and educational events in the US to promote volunteering in Brazil.

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