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Art over Lunch – Cocktails Edition: Studio Visit With Ghiora Aharoni

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Join us for a New York studio visit with the artist himself, where he will give us a tour and discuss some of his recent works.

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Ghiora Aharoni’s work blends the traditional and the modern. His intricate metal and glass sculptures, material studies and pieces showcasing the marriage of seemingly discordant cultures provoke dialogue and test the notion of various constructed dualities. For instance, his piece currently on display at the Asia Society Triennial in New York – Thank God for Making Me a Woman, III – challenges patriarchal notions of gender and religion. He does so by combining the piece’s titular phrase in both Hindu and Urdu into Hindru©, and likewise, Hebrabic©, an amalgamation of Hebrew and Arabic.

Join us for a virtual studio visit with the artist himself, where he will give us a tour and discuss some of his recent works. Moderating this event will be Aurelia Rauch, Senior Art Consultant at Bergos Berenberg.

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17:00 – Start of Zoom webcast

17:30 – Q&A

17:45 – End of event

This event is for Asia Society Members only. How to become a member?

Picture: Courtesy of Ghiora Aharoni Design Studio.

About the Artist

Ghiora Aharoni founded his multi-disciplinary studio for art and design in New York City in 2004. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums, institutions and galleries—including solo exhibitions at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai. A graduate of Yale University, Aharoni’s work is in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pompidou Center, The Vatican, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, The Morgan Library & Museum, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and The Beit Hatfutsot Museum—as well as numerous private collections in North America, Europe and India.

Aharoni’s artworks are characterized by engaging time and text as a medium, and an interest in exploring dualities, such as the intersection of religion and science, and the intertwined relationships of seemingly disparate cultures. Much of his work involves traditional objects or symbols—such as cultural artifacts or sacred texts—that have been recontextualized and imbued with a new meaning that asks the viewer to question or reconsider their conventional social/cultural significance.

About the Moderator

After her training in museum education at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Aurelia Rauch received her Magistra Artium in Art History at the University of Münster in 2010. Since then, she has lived and worked in New York City and has played an important role in New York's vibrant contemporary art scene, alongside her work in commercial and non-profit art organizations. Most recently she worked as Creative Director at Sperone Westwater on projects with artists such as Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Long, Tom Sachs and Ali Banisadr. Since 2018 Aurelia is the Head of Communications at Bergos Berenberg & Senior Consultant, Bergos Berenberg Art Consult. Bergos Berenberg is a Corporate Partner of Asia Society Switzerland.

About Art Over Lunch

Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with artists, curators and experts for 45 minutes followed by a small lunch. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums and galleries in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss. 

Art over Lunch is made possible with the support of Bergos Berenberg.

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