"Women in Black and White" Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Berlin, March 2017

Sigal Adelman Photo by Jule Roehr 

The series of photographs, deals with stigmas against the background of the tension that exists in Israeli society between religious and non-religious Jews.   

 The presentation of the same women as both non-religious and then "disguised" as religious sharpens the question of identity and the need to re-examine our stigmas and how we view one another. Are we, the religious and non-religious, really so different from each other? Is it not possible that we all have a more complex identity? Can our world view accommodate a wide range of grays, rather than just a narrow vision of black and white?

The women in the photographs are both non-religious and religious women.

* The non-religious women appear with their natural hair. The religious women are photographed with their hair covered by a hat, a wig or a tichels. The size of these photographs is 20 x 30 cm.

* Four additional non-religious women are photographed twice - once with their natural hair, in a 20 x 30 cm photograph, and once "disguised" as religious women with a head cover, in a 30 x 40 cm photograph.

The change in size of the photograph is a form of emphasis and invites the viewer to pay attention to the fact that these are actually the same women.

"Women in Black and White" - Jewish Museum, Berlin - Open until  27.8.17

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Museum Information and Contact

Cherchez la femme
Perücke, Burka, Ordenstracht
31. März - 2. Juli 2017

Exhibition Curator
Goldmann, Miriam
Kuratorin Wechselausstellungen
Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstr. 9-14
10969 Berlin