IN RESPONSE: The Sassoons

Sunday, May 7, 2023
7-9pm EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, sound, and performance artworks in response to The Sassoons. The exhibition tells the story of a remarkable Jewish family, following four generations from Iraq to India, China, and England, and featuring art and objects collected by family members as well as ephemera documenting their social and political engagement. In recounting this sweeping narrative and its themes of discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, global trade, and war, The Sassoons will explore issues that not only shaped the history of the family, but which continue to define our world today.

Participating Artists:  
Noga Cohen
Nicholas Farhi and Steven Stallings
Mónica Félix
Sasha Fishman (with Earth Aengel)
Danielle Gottesman
claudia yeejae kim (with Scott Lerner)
Anna Ting Möller
Denisse Griselda Reyes
Ryan Muchen Wang
Zhiqian Wang
Julian Zehnder

Free with RSVP; Doors open at 6:30 pm.︎︎︎︎︎︎

The Sassoons
is made possible by The Achelis and Bodman Foundation; The David Berg Foundation; The Starr Foundation; the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Barbara Tober, The Acronym Fund; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; David Keidan; the Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts; The Nancy Sidewater Foundation; Sharon Wolfe and Meir Rotenberg; Dr. Harriette Kaley; and Christopher Tsai and André Stockamp.

Additional support is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Exhibitions Endowment Fund; The Joan Rosenbaum Exhibitions Endowment; and The Centennial Fund.

Image: Ryan Muchen Wang, Still from "To You", 2022