Jewish Art, Jewish art

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As the Jews have always produced art, the question arises, why is the notion of a Jewish Art so problematic? No effort is made in this paper to review or summarize the arguments for or against 'Jewish Art.' Rather, it attempts a modest shift in the terms of the debate. The essay addresses the question by considering the historiography of Jewish art in relation to both the End-of-Art debates and the Holocaust industry. This paper offers a provisional answer to the question: Why has Jewish art never managed to become Jewish Art? The End of Art debate conditions the discussion; the institutions of Jewish art provide its substance. © 2007 Brill.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wharton, AJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 35

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1871-8000

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1871-7993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1163/187180007782347584

Citation Source

  • Scopus