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The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, with thanks to The Art Co., are proud to present CHAGALL – an exhibition celebrating the remarkable story of international master, among the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall (1887-1985).
International curator and art historian, Jade Niklai, has transformed the Jewish Museum into a Chagall-inspired dreamscape that includes an exclusive capsule of original works and poems, alongside bespoke immersive experiences. Chagall is remembered for his highly personal visual language, and poignant consideration of universal and timeless themes such as joy, love and melancholy. Combining the Jewish folkloric painterly roots of his native Russia and the Parisian avant-garde, with fauvist, cubist, and expressionist styles, Chagall created a sensibility that was truly his own, with his name and influence held by many alongside Picasso, Matisse and Monet.
CHAGALL offers a symbolic nod to the Jewish Museum’s first large-scale exhibition in 1995 Chagall and the Bible and is dedicated to the Museum’s visionary inaugural director, the late Dr Helen Light AM.
CHAGALL expands on the Museum’s previous offerings through a Contemporary Australian Artist Commission – supported by Daniel Besen – that provides an inspired opportunity of interpretation and response to Chagall’s story, themes and practice. The Jewish Museum is thrilled to have award-winning creative practitioner Yvette Coppersmith as the inaugural Contemporary Australian Artist Commission. Coppersmith will take over the ground floor galleries during CHAGALL with a selection of works featuring portraits, still lifes and abstracts.
For more exciting details, read our media release.
The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica gratefully acknowledges the generosity and collaboration of the following creative partners, supporters and friends.
Anna Tregloan Exhibition and Concept Design
Jade Niklai Exhibition Curator
Miri Hirschfeld Project Coordinator
Claire Marmur Scenic Painter
Brand Music Sound Design
Both Studio Graphic Design
Design to Print Exhibition Graphics
Rowan Cochran Audio Visual Technician
John Sheehan, George Kyriacou, Josey Kidd-Crowe Install Technicians
Jarrod Burns Exhibition Build
Theatre Star Curtain Fabrication
CHAGALL is the culmination of an extraordinary conceptual and creative journey, the success of which would not be possible without the contributions and involvements of the entire Jewish Museum team.
Image: Marie-Luise Skibbe, installation view of CHAGALL, Jewish Museum of Australia, 2023