Do changing landscapes – from geographical, physical spaces to metaphorical, inner spaces – impact an artist’s work? In the fifth program in our 21 ’til 21 Salon Series, we speak to four international artists about wandering.
Matti Kovler, Composer
Matti Kovler’s compositions have been performed by the Israel Philharmonic, the Fox Studios Symphony, at Carnegie Hall and at Tanglewood. Kovler has mastered a range of styles from folk and jazz to those steeped in the classical tradition, and brings these together in works of considerable dramatic scope, by turns comic, mystical, warm, and searing. Following the premiere of his opera Here Comes Messiah! (commissioned by Carnegie Hall) Matti founded JMT, a performance company specializing in creating new works in this vein.
For more information: www.mattikovler.com
Jacqueline Nicholls, Visual Artist
Jacqueline Nicholls is a London-based visual artist, who uses art to explore and challenge traditional Jewish ideas. Initially trained as an architect and educated in Talmudic studies, Nicholls uses an amalgam of media – including drawing, print, embroidery, tailoring, paper-cutting, and more – to expand the activity of study beyond its textual origins.
For more information: www.jacquelinenicholls.com
Tirtzah Bassel, Visual Artist
Tirtzah Bassel is an Israeli visual artist based in New York. Her drawings, paintings and site-responsive duct tape installations explore the permeable borders separating public and private domains, specifically in subways, barbershops and airport security zones.
For more information: www.tirtzahbassel.com
Nino Biniashvili, Visual Artist
Nino is a graduate of Bezalel (BFA) and Konstfack (MFA) and currently she is conducting research at the Center for Jewish History, New York, as part of the Prins Foundation for Artists and Writers.
For more information, please email Pauline Nee.