In June 2023 the highly-anticipated CHAGALL exhibition was officially opened to a packed auditorium at the Jewish Museum of Australia – Gandel Centre of Judaica (JMA). (Cover photo: Marie-Luise Skibbe)
International curator and art historian, Jade Niklai, has transformed the Jewish Museum into a Chagall-inspired dreamscape that includes an exclusive capsule of original works and poems, alongside bespoke immersive experiences.
Chagall is remembered for his highly personal visual language, and poignant consideration of universal and timeless themes such as joy, love and melancholy. Combining the Jewish folkloric painterly roots of his native Russia and the Parisian avant-garde, with fauvist, cubist, and expressionist styles, Chagall created a sensibility that was truly his own, with his name and influence held by many alongside Picasso, Matisse and Monet.
The CHAGALL exhibition is dedicated to the JMA’s inaugural director, the late Dr Helen Light AM, and is on until December 2023.
CHAGALL is the latest in a series of ‘blockbuster’ exhibitions held at the JMA