Re­li­gious roots

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

Gor­nick. “I had been raised with Philip Roth in my home. My par­ents loved him. I also loved him, be­cause he’s this amaz­ing writer, but he writes in­tensely about his ideas about women. So, there’s a weird love-hate thing to it. And I re­ally wanted to ex­plore that.”

The pro­gramme in­cludes four films from Is­rael: In

a drama about three Pales­tinian women liv­ing in mod­ern-day Tel Aviv, and the short films If I Met a Ma­gi­cian,

and The Rabbi, all of which are in the run­ning for the Iris Prize it­self. The last time an Is­raeli-born film­maker won the prize was El­dar Rap­pa­port, in 2009, for his film

RARE, AN­CIENT Jewish arte­facts are on dis­play at Ox­ford’s Ash­molean Mu­seum at an ex­hi­bi­tion ex­am­in­ing the vis­ual cul­ture of the ear­li­est pe­ri­ods of the world’s ma­jor re­li­gions, en­ti­tled Imag­in­ing the Di­vine: Art and the Rise of World Re­li­gions, from 19 Oc­to­ber.

Co-cu­ra­tor, Pro­fes­sor Jan El­sner says the ex­hi­bi­tion “demon­strates how an ear­lier era of re­li­gious trans­for­ma­tion and tur­moil gen­er­ated di­a­logue, en­counter and vis­ual ex­change which formed the key iden­ti­ties of the world re­li­gions.”

Among the rare trea­sures on show will be some of the old­est sur­viv­ing Ko­rans; early Chris­tian sar­cophagi on dis­play for the first time; a rare cult­statue of Diony­sus; early fig­u­ra­tive and pre-fig­u­ra­tive images of the Bud­dha; Vishnu avatars; late an­cient Jewish arte­facts; and a va­ri­ety of rare maps, scrolls, draw­ings, coins, manuscripts and amulets.

www.ash­molean. org/ex­hi­bi­tions/ imag­in­ing the­di­vine/

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.