Video: Siona Benjamin’s ‘Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives’

8 Oct

Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives by Siona Benjamin from gregory wendt on Vimeo.

Accomplished painter and Fulbright scholar Siona Benjamin was given the opportunity to further explore her Jewish and Indian roots this year, culminating in an exhibition now on view in Mumbai. Says the artist, “The Fulbright experience has transformed my research, art and life forever. With the help of the Fulbright fellowship I conducted a 4-month project to explore and reveal the various Indian Jewish faces of India in a visual art exhibition. The goals of this project are to raise awareness about the long-standing history of the Indian Jewish communities in India and document, using photography and painting, the individual faces and stories of this ancient group and their heritage before their existence becomes a cultural relic of India.”

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Formerly The Prince of Wales Museum
159/161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 023, India.
Telephone 22844484

Through October 20th 2013, Daily 10:15 AM – 6 PM

For those not in India, the full book from the show can be digitally read below.

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