David Sperber

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ISM Fellow, Art History, Gender Studies, and Judaic Studes

David Sperber is an art historian, art critic, and independent curator who is currently a research fellow at the David Hartman Center for Intellectual Leadership at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Gender Studies at Bar-Ilan University in May 2018. At Yale his book project, entitled “Liberating Body, Earth, and God: Helène Aylon’s Jewish-Feminist Art in the United States, 1970–2017”, will explore the links between contemporary art, feminist thought and activism, and Judaism through an analysis of the social and cultural significance of Aylon’s feminist art, and the charting of a broad theoretical framework for understanding a branch of contemporary art offering a feminist critique of the Jewish world including its rituals and institutions.