JOMIX: Jewish Comix Exhibition includes Shaloman and Israeli Defense Comics
JOMIX Exhibition includes the artwork of Joshua H. Stulman and Al Wiesner along with over 20 other Jewish artists. The exhibition features two Shaloman covers as well as the page 7 splash and backcover to Israeli Defense Comics # 02.
The exhibition ran from August through November 15 at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art.
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Below is the Press Release for the exhibition:
“JOMIX – Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation
September 1st through November 15th, 2015. Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
615 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
About the Exhibit:
From the invention of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, to the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman, Jewish artists and writers have served an essential and indispensable role in the comics and graphic novel industry. This exhibition explores a roster of cutting-edge creators, reinvestigating traditional genres like superhero, political satire, romance, horror, science fiction and confessionals through a Jewish lens.
The title of the show, JOMIX, is a hybrid term composed from the old underground independently produced “comix”, such as Zap Comix, 1968, edgy and transgressive in nature as changed by Jewish origins and intent.
In this way, the show challenges viewers to experience how these contemporary Jewish artists use the comics medium as a way to express and address their own Jewish identity and cultural experience, while also examining the complex relationship of art, identity and culture within the Jewish community at large.
Shay Charka, Howard Chaykin, Leela Corman, Jessica Deutsch, Aliza Donath, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Josh Edelglass, Zev Engelmayer, Liana Finck, Stuart Immonen, Miriam Katin, Jack Kirby, Scott Koblish, Michael Korosty, Yonah Lavery, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Rutu Modan, Archie Rand, Ariel Schrag, Liat Shalom, Joel Silverstein, Dov Smiley, Joshua Stulman, Arthur Szyk, Deborah Ugoretz, Eli Valley, Julian Voloj, JT Waldman, David Wander, Al Wiesner, Ephraim Wuensch.
Curators: Joel Silverstein, Richard McBee, Aimee Rubensteen.
Curatorial Advisor: Wendi Furman.”