Above: Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman gestures in discussion before a group. A quote on the wall above reads: "I could not have acted otherwise, and I therefore accept all that has befallen me with love." Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman is a poet, artist, and curator who works with Jewish history as the primary medium for a context- and site-dependent practice. From 2016-2018, he worked as a curator and director of education at the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center of Tucson, where he initiated intersectional programming, curricula, exhibitions, and community collaborations on forced removal, legislative racism, and interethnic resistance. Sniderman earned his MFA at Brown University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Simon Fraser University. Sniderman is also currently teaching course in the American Culture Studies program at Fairhaven College.
The Perspectives Series brings together scholars from a range of backgrounds and interests to lead informal 45-minute discussions of topics conjured by the art installations.
Part of the exhibition KNOWLEDGE BENNETT: ROAD TO DAMASCUS at the Western Gallery through May 2.