I will be presenting my research on the sketchbooks of Moshe Kupferman at the Student Research Symposium in Jerusalem, under the auspices of Hebrew University and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
My presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 17 in the morning session.

Moshe Kupferman, ink sketch, 1965, Kupferman House Collection, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot

Here is the symposium schedule (talks will be in Hebrew):

Student Research Symposium In memory of Robert H. Smith and Prof. Menachem Brinker – Cultural Visuality and Visual Culture
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 16 -17, 2017

Tuesday, Part I: Mt. Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Rabin Building, room 3001
10:00-10:15 Gathering
10:15-10:30 Greetings and Opening Remarks
Dr. Lola Kantor Kazovsky, Head of the Department of Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Lyat Friedman Head of the Master in Policy & Theory of the Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

10:30-12:00 Session I: Through the Image: Contextual Research
Chaired by Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir Hebrew University
Osnat Shapira, Bezalel: Acts of Construction and Deconstruction in Mirit Cohen’s Broken Vessels Series.
Aviva Leibler, Hebrew University: Transgression and Identity: The Golem of David Aronson
Lia Lahav Klein, Hebrew University: Avigdor Arikha: Self-Portrait Peeping Through a Keyhole: On Choice, Freedom and Illusion

12:00-13:00 Session II: Out of the Box: Alternative-Curating Spaces
Chaired By Lotem Pinchover Hebrew University
Inna Berkowits, Haifa University: Between Fairytales and Devastation: The ROSTA and GPP Posters of Vladimir Mayakovsky Between the Years 1919-1922
Tal Haran, Bezalel: From One Wall to Another- When Art in the Streets Becomes Street Art

13:00-14:00 Break

14:00-16:00 Session III: Identity Versioning: Outfits of Collective Ideals
Chaired by Dr. Gal Ventura Hebrew University
Yael Ouliel, Shenkar: Re-definition: Jewelry Discipline
Rotem Elbaz, Bezalel: Westernizing the Israeli Body: Trinny & Susannah’s Makeover
Sharon Shamay-Zehavi, Shenkar: “I Watch Her on Her Way to School”: Design Patterns of School Uniforms in Israel

14:00-18:30 Session IV: The Medium as a Narrator
Chaired by Elad Yaron Hebrew University
Iris Morag, Tel-Aviv University: Porcelain Tableware by Naaman – An Israeli Story
Adi Hamer Yacobi, Hebrew University: Research in Design: Semiotics and Family Resemblance in Yaacov Kaufman’s Work
Shy Kirschenzweig, Shenkar: The Evolution of Shell Casings in Zionist Visual Culture

Part II Wednesday, Bezalel Academy, Hansen House, 14 Gedalyahu Alon st., Jerusalem
09:45-10:00 Gathering

10:00-11:30 Session V: The Quality of Reference: Iconography as Creative Expression
Dana Notkovich, Shenkar: Common Motifs in Postmodern Reflexivity in Art, Cinema and Design, Reflected in the Works of Michel Gondry, Vick Muniz and Kim Buck
Mor Naveh, Hebrew University: The Floral Garden: A Place of Ethics and Science in Poussin’s Realm of Flora
Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov, Haifa University: The Ink Sketches of Moshe Kupferman 1963-1969: From Landscape to Signature

Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Session VI: Women Photographed: Gender Symbols & Religious Propaganda
Ori Rosenthal, Bezalel: Bikini, Burkini and Beyond: The Female Body as a Battlefield Between France and Islam
Yehudit Eko Caplan, Hebrew University: From the Oriental to the Grotesque: The Image of Jewish Tunisian Women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ Photography
Michal Yehudai, Shenkar: “Malca” – Blogazine for Great Women

13:30-14:30 Break

14:30-16:00 Session VII: Art as Experience
Noa Melamed, Hebrew University: Neustein’s Grid in the Nineteen Seventies: An Encounter Between the Formal and the Political
Ronit Sultan, Ben-Gurion University: Yamit Walls: Complex Conscious Space and the Concept of Home.
Ilanit Konopny, Bezalel: How To Explain Pain or Ghosts?

Concluding Remarks
Tal Schottenstein, Student Representative