New Exhibition, Voices & Visions

October 2, 2013

The Jewish Museum of Australia, in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (USA), is proud to present Voices & Visions. This poster exhibition invites visitors to consider which historical ideas remain poignant in contemporary times. Through their artwork, a select group of prominent Jewish designers have interpreted the ideas of Jewish luminaries from Hillel to Susan Sontag. The exhibition contains some surprise contributions such as from Art Paul of Playboy fame, who interprets Rabbi Nachman of Breslau’s quote “If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible.”

Below Ariele Hoffman, curator of Voices & Visions Australia, talks about Arnold Schwartzman’s poster of Susan Sontag’s quote, Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech. “Schwartzman simply yet beautifully combines at least four forms of communication in just one poster, playfully utilising the power of visual language. His work perfectly embodies Sontag’s reminder that communication takes many forms – illustrating, signalling or being silent, all can be meaningful, whichever you chose to make your voice or vision heard through.”