“Dwelling In a Time of Plagues”: Art Installations for Sukkot and Beyond

We’re thrilled to announce Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a holiday-related constellation of outdoor art installations opening in Tucson, Portland, Ore., Los Angeles, and New York City this week with financial support and guidance from CANVAS, the Jewish arts & culture funding collaborative incubated at JFN.

A collaboration of CANVAS grantees Reboot, Asylum Arts, LABA, and the Council of American Jewish Museums, Dwelling has commissioned art projects designed to be viewed outdoors, by artists eager to respond to the pandemic’s realities and to grapple with other contemporary crises.

The first three commissions, by artists Mirta Kupferminc, Adam W. McKinney, and Tiffany Woolf, coincide with Sukkot and reinterpret the form of the sukkah for today’s unique moment.

If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the four exhibiting cities, check out your local socially distanced exhibition in person. If not, you can interact with videos and images from the installations at www.plaguedwelling.com, where you also can learn more about these talented artists and their work. Another series of works will be commissioned for Passover.

Learn more about CANVAS at www.bycanvas.com