In Response

The Sassoons


Sunday, May 7, 2023
7 – 9 pm EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, sound, and performance artworks in response to The Sassoons. The exhibition tells the story of a remarkable Jewish family, following four generations from Iraq to India, China, and England, and featuring art and objects collected by family members as well as ephemera documenting their social and political engagement. In recounting this sweeping narrative and its themes of discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, global trade, and war, The Sassoons will explore issues that not only shaped the history of the family, but which continue to define our world today.

Participating Artists:

Noga Cohen
Nicholas Farhi and Steven Stallings
Mónica Félix
Sasha Fishman and Sof’ya Shpurova
Danielle Gottesman
Tayler SÉAN Harrison
Claudia Kim (with Scott Lerner)
Anna Ting Möller
Denisse Griselda Reyes
Ryan Wang
Zhiqian Wang
Julian Zehnder

Free with RSVP; Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Ryan Muchen Wang, "To You", 2022