David Hartt  The Histories (Le Mancenillier)

Beth Sholom Synagogue
September to December 2019

David Hartt: The Histories (Le Mancenillier) marked the first time that an artist activated Beth Sholom’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed National Historic Landmark.

Comprising contrasting media — from orchids and tapestries to hi-resolution video screens and quadraphonic sound — the exhibition explored histories of Jewish and Black diasporas in the United States and considered how the American cultural landscape is shaped by ethnic, economic, and religious migration. Hartt is interested in synthetic ideas of culture, in which “the voice, agency, geography, and temporality of others collude to produce a more compelling version of the world.”

The exhibition is curated by Cole Akers and recieved support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Exhibition brochure

Selected Press
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