BEAUTY / LITERATURE
An investigation of Beauty: New Words inspired by Classical Jewish Text
at the Theater at the14th Street Y
February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm
LABAlive presents BEAUTY / LITERATURE, an evening of fiction, presentations, and subversive teachings exploring relationships with beauty on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the 14th Street Y. The evening will feature teachings by Ruby Namdar, new works read by LABAlive fellows Gal Beckerman, Gon Ben Ari, and Jessica Gross. A conversation with the artists will illuminate their creative processes behind the creation of the new works, and how the pieces developed through study sessions at LABA.
The event will begin at 7:30pm at The 14th Street Y at 344 E 14th Street, New York, NY, 10024. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets go to http://www.labajournal.com/literature, or call 646-395-4310.
About the LABA Fellows
Can propaganda be beautiful? An exploration of the work of the New York Photo League, the group of photographers who tried to use their cameras to make social change.
GON BEN ARI
What is beautiful in the mind of a millennial? Modern technology is changing our brains, and with them, our concepts of beauty. This metamorphosis may provide a comfortable platform for the discussion of ancient Kabbalistic ideas.
In “Black Box,” a young woman volunteering at a soup kitchen meets an extremely handsome homeless man, quite conflicted about his beauty.
LABA is a laboratory for Jewish culture in which we use classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of new art. Developed by the 14th Street Y in 2007, LABA programming includes a house of study, artist fellowship program and LABAlive, a series of performances, public events, and gallery shows for children and adults.
This year LABA’s theme is BEAUTY. Through the study of the ancient Jewish canon, we explore the intersection of beauty and equality. Each artist will have an individual response to beauty, which is expressed through their artistic process and unique aesthetic.
About The 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y serves over 20,000 people annually with a variety of community programs. The 14th Street Y is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 126-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.