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Monday, June 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
European Orientalist arts and the Jews

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The Study of Oriental Muslims eventually became a “study of the cultural place of both Muslims and Jews as outsiders”. In 1978, Prof Edward Said defined Orientalism as a Western tradition that conceptualised and represented non-Western societies as The Other. The West was rational and civilised; the East was cruel and backward. In Paris’s Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, an exhibition charted the European meeting with the Sephardic Jews of Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. They brought together works of art from 40+ museums in Europe, all showing how Jews were represented in the Orient.

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Helen Webberley

Helen Webberley worked in Israel, Britain and Australia, mostly as a historian and art historian. Despite retiring from the CAE in Melbourne in December 2018, she is still a very keen writer in the history blog called Art and Architecture, mainly (http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST