Eliahou Eric Bokobza – Multiple Jewish Identities: A New Perspective
United Colors of Judaica, a solo exhibition by Eliahou Eric Bokobza, is an inspiring discussion of Jewish identity from the ethnic, religious and cultural aspects.
The exhibition has three main sections: La Famiglia – a Seder or Shabbat table representing national festivals and personal dramas, alongside three family trees (genealogy); Holidays – a series of drawings depicting Jewish festivals; and Life-cycle – a series of drawings depicting milestone events in the life of a Jewish male, whom they can identify with. Items from the Judaica collection of the Bar David Museum at Kibbutz Baram, William Gross Collection and Beit Hatfutsot collection are displayed alongside the paintings in the Holidays and Life-cycle sections, and as part of the Famiglia table display. These items from different periods are rich with religious aspects, and demonstrate an additional link to the Jewish past.
United Colors of Judaica echoes a will and a hope to recognize secular Judaism as a complete and uncontested identity.
Curator: Dr. Smadar Sheffi