Transnational Jewish Identities: The Case of Women Immigrant Artists from the Former Soviet Union in Israel
This is a past event.
Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event
This talk, presented by Dr. Tal Dekel, will offer a discussion about contemporary art in Israel with the focus on women immigrants. Discussing artists' works who immigrated to the country from the Former Soviet Union beginning in the 1990s, this lecture will elaborate on their international identities and overlapping oppressions within the Israeli context.
This program is presented in partnership with Global Jewish Studies Program, the Israeli Studies Initiative, and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.
Tal Dekel is head of Visual Literacy Studies Program at Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv. She also teaches in the Art History Department at Tel Aviv University. She served as Chair of the "Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel," and Chair of the Gender Studies Forum at Tel Aviv University. Dekel specializes in feminism and art in Israel, focusing on gender, migration and transnationalism as well as on women and old age in the Israeli context. She has published papers in academic journals and has written three books: Gendered Art and Feminist Theory (2013), Transnational Identities: Women, Art, and Migration in Israel (2016), Women and Ageism: Gender Aspects in Israeli Art (2020). Dekel lives and works in Israel.