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The Holocaust art of Gershon Iskowitz, Isaac Applebaum and Yehouda Chaki : a critical approach in relation to the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt and Julia Kristeva

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The Holocaust art of Gershon Iskowitz, Isaac Applebaum and Yehouda Chaki : a critical approach in relation to the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt and Julia Kristeva

Rackover, Suzanne Beth (2003) The Holocaust art of Gershon Iskowitz, Isaac Applebaum and Yehouda Chaki : a critical approach in relation to the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt and Julia Kristeva. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study is a philosophical exploration of the Holocaust representations of three Canadian Jewish artists. The focus is on selected works by Gershon Iskowitz (1921-1988), Isaac Applebaum (b. 1946) and Yehouda Chaki (b. 1938). The objective is to explore these works in relation to the writings of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) and Julia Kristeva (b. 1941) respectively. Some of the issues to be addressed are: how Iskowitz's representations correspond to Levinas' ethics; how Applebaum's installation Man Makes Himself (1985) exemplifies Arendt's ideas on totalitarianism and the "banality of evil"; and how Chaki's images in the exhibition Mi Makir: The Search for the Missing (1999) are representations of the abject as defined by Kristeva.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Rackover, Suzanne Beth
Pagination:vii, 101 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Art History
Date:2003
Thesis Supervisor(s):Lerner, Loren
ID Code:2111
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:25
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:24
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