The centerpiece of our story is told through first-hand accounts captured in interviews with Kulturbund artists and current-day artists, as well as from insights and perspectives provided by academic advisors and from actors who participated in a two-day theatre workshop.  Our shared stories video (above) presents our vision for how artists around the world connect to the Kulturbund atists experiences and the issues they faced.

Members of the Kulturbund were interviewed between 2002 and 2004.  In 2013, we started interviewing current-day artists from places such as the Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Argentina, the Congo DRC, Mali, Niger, Sri Lanka, and India.

 

Artist stories and sample interviews:
Kulturbund Artists
Current-day Artists
Theatre Workshop Artists

3 Comments

  1. Katherine Janus Kahn
    July 20, 2016

    For some reason, I wasn’t able to access the video, but I am very interested in getting more information. I am a Jewish artist who has centered most of my artistic life using Biblical themes to address contemporary issues. I am now working on a series of large charcoal drawings addressing the immigrant/refugee crisis.
    Please put me on your email list to receive all your emails concerning the Library of Congress programs you are working on.
    I also am a Jewish book illustrator, including the KarBen Publishers “Sammy Spider” preschool series.

    Reply
    • Gail Prensky
      July 20, 2016

      Dear Katherine,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Sorry you couldn’t access the video. If you care to try again, here’s the link http://www.judischekulturbund.com/shared-stories/. (I just checked it and it is working).

      Your artwork is beautiful. And I am happy to hear about your response to the current refugee crisis through your art and your book “Sammy Spider”.

      I will add your name to our mailing list and hope to see you at the LOC program.

      Gail, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project

      Reply

Leave a Reply