Hebrew Language Table, in co-sponsorship with the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and in cooperation with the Embassy of Argentina, will present Babel Through Latin American-Jewish Eyes: Crossing Languages, Art, Judaism and Psychoanalysis by artist Mirta Kupferminc and psychoanalyst Tova Shvartzman, in conversation with professor Saul Sosnowski (University of Maryland). Both Kupferminc and Shvartzman are involved in “LABA-BA, A Laboratory for Jewish Culture”, which supports artists’ fellowship programs in Argentina. A mix of visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors and others are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open setting. Kupferminc will discuss her works based on Jewish texts and their impact on contemporary universal artists. Shvartzman will discuss the Tower of Babel, as it appears in the Bible, in conjunction with The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Library of Congress, James Madison Building
Dining Room A, 6th Floor
This event is free and open to the public.
For information contact Gail Shirazi, firstname.lastname@example.org or Galina Teverovsky email@example.com 202-707-8814
ADA accommodations five days in advance: please call (202) 707-6362 TTY or ADA@loc.gov