from July 30 to November 6
Leila Danziger explores the collection of books, photographs and other documents in the institution’s Center for Memory, currently the largest collection on Jewish immigration and presence in Brazil.
28.05.2022 - 18.09.2022
In Botannica Tirannica, an original exhibition conceived especially for the Museum, the artist and researcher Giselle Beiguelman investigates the genealogy and the aesthetics of prejudice embedded in common and scientific names given to plants. The artist creates plants with AI, upends our view of nature and cultivates a garden with species that reflect and challenge scientific racism.
In this exhibition, the objective is to weave a complex narrative of the plurality of Jewish presence in Brazil based on the different migratory flows spanning 500 years.
The first long-term exhibition, Jewish Life, presents the customs and rituals through which Judaism connects with the sacred, measures time, studies its texts, celebrates values, elects its typical foods and lives collectively in each stage of life. It therefore addresses the daily occurrences of Jewish life, seen not only through a religious lens, but also as a cultural phenomenon.
The fruit of a civil society initiative nurtured over two decades, the Museu Judaico de São Paulo (MUJ) opens its doors with a view to cultivating the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.
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