Readings by Morani Kornberg-Weiss and Meital Yaniv
Followed by a discussion lead by Dorit Cypis
Craftswoman House Temporary Residence is pleased to present a reading and discussion at The Pop-Hop in Highland Park on Sunday, February 22 at 4pm. The reading will feature contributions by Israeli born writers Morani Kornberg-Weiss and Meital Yaniv who address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through intimate reflections that collapse the distance between public and private experience. Following the reading, Dorit Cypis will lead a discussion that considers ethics, aesthetics, and conflict studies in the work of Kornberg-Weiss and Yaniv.
Dorit Cypis is an honored artist whose multi-disciplinary studio practice extends to her roles as educator, conflict mediator and community builder. Since the 1980’s Cypis has explored the psychological, physical and social aspects of history, knowledge and experience that impinge on and develop identity. Cypis’ work has been exhibited at international venues, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Musee d’Art Contemporain/Montreal, Musee des Beaux Arts/Bruxelles, Walker Art Center, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been a founding organizer of community programs including, Kulture Klub Collaborative, Foundation for Art Resources, and Mediators Beyond Borders.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Morani Kornberg-Weiss is a poet and translator, currently working toward her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo’s Poetics Program. Her scholarly endeavors focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the lyric tradition. Her Hebrew translation of Karen Alkalay-Gut’s Miracles & More was published by Keshev (Tel Aviv) in 2012. Her debut poetry collection, Dear Darwish, was published by BlazeVOX in 2014. Following Jack Spicer’s After Lorca, the project is comprised of a series of letters and poems addressed to the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Born in 1984, in Tel-Aviv Israel, Meital Yaniv is an interdisciplinary visual artist writer and filmmaker. Yaniv’s practice is built on dialog and bridging political and personal boundaries that are at the core of her Israeli identity. Yaniv not only question stories but also intervene expend and steer in order to show the condition of stories. Together with Eve LaFountain and Ali Kheradyar, Yaniv initiated the conversation series, Feminism Today in May 2013. Her work has been exhibited at Post Gallery, Cirrus Gallery, Shulamit Gallery, Raid Projects and For Your Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Yaniv holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Sunday, February 22, 4pm