Art

Mayor: Tower Hamlets mural ‘to be removed’

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers and highlighting Western imperialism conspiracy theories will be removed following complaints that it contains antisemitic undertones.

Freedom for Humanity was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One.

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Art House: gallery

By Alan Montague, September 13, 2012

Over 300 works were submitted to this year's Art House community exhibition. Here's a selection

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Art House: the community's artists on show

By Julia Weiner, September 13, 2012

It made quite a picture. There they were — more than 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community exhibition last week.

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Art attack as exhibition gets underway at Ivy House

By Alan Montague, September 7, 2012

Over 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community art exhibition this week.

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Rare Judaica paintings to be sold — for ice cream

By Anna Sheinman, September 6, 2012

For the first time in 30 years, six important paintings of scenes from Jewish life, by the artist Alfred Wolmark, are to go on sale.

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Art House: It's show time for artists

By Alan Montague, August 23, 2012

Art House, organised and hosted by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in partnership with the JC, invites amateur and professional artists to submit works for exhibition.
Entries must be submitted to the LJCC at Ivy House on August 30, August 31, September 2 or September 3. Artists must be 16 or older. The entry fee is £10 to submit one work or £25 for a maximum submission of three.

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Sculpture looted by Nazis returned to rightful owners

By Anna Sheinman, August 17, 2012

A 500-year-old sculpture stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis was today returned to the heirs of its rightful owners in Germany.

The wooden sculpture of St Peter, depicted wearing a golden cloak, was intended for Adolf Hitler’s "Fuhrermuseum". It is estimated to be one of 560 pieces of art work stolen from Jewish collections for the museum, reported Bloomberg.

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How we can believe in something even when we can’t see it for ourselves

By Naftali Brawer, July 5, 2012

I recently visited the Hayward Gallery in London to see a new exhibition entitled Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957 -2012. While, to many, the term "invisible art" would appear to be an oxymoron, this exhibition explores the work of a unique group of artists, starting with the Frenchman, Yves Klein, in the 1950s, who began to conceive of and produce art that cannot been seen, only imagined.

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South Bank gallery celebrates David Bomberg

By Julia Weiner, June 22, 2012

David Bomberg was one of Anglo-Jewry’s greatest artists. Although when he died in 1957, his name was little-known, the publication of a monograph about him in 1987 and a major exhibition at Tate Britain in 1988 finally brought the admiration his work deserved.

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Dodo: the queen of Berlin bohemia

By Julia Weiner, June 22, 2012

A new exhibition at the Ben Uri Gallery highlights the work of the German Jewish émigré artist Dodo Burgner. Do not worry if you have not heard of her because the exhibition, which has come from the National Museum of Berlin, is the first ever show of her work to take place in the UK. Indeed, her name was unknown in the art world before 2009 when examples of her images came up at auction.

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