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From Door to Door

From Door to Door

Allison Zuckerman

Allison Zuckerman

May 2 - June 8, 2024

May 2 - June 8, 2024

"Last fall, I started a new series of paintings using Jewish themes and imagery. While I painted, it occurred to me that I had overlooked my heritage and culture for so long within my own art making.

'From Door to Door' is an anglicization of the Hebrew phrase 'L’dor V’dor' which means 'From Generation to Generation,' emphasizing my latest body of work's mission to bridge generations and reimagine a world where these characters endure and flourish.


Witnessing the recent surge in global antisemitism has inspired me to delve into the work of Jewish artists for solace. My research quickly revealed the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition held in 1937 Munich, in which all Jewish artists were officially deemed as 'degenerate' and the concurrent 'Great German Art' exhibition, which prided itself on its 'Aryan, Jew-free purity.'  In a move that has characterized my art-making, I took from these Nazi artists, so I could retell and remake their stories using Jewish voices. Chagall, Modigliani, Katz, and Guston are among the Jewish artists I looked to for this collaborative effort."


-Allison Zuckerman


Allison Zuckerman, born in 1990 and currently based in Brooklyn, holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the 2017 artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum in Miami. Zuckermanhas shown in Israel, Dubai, Brussels, France, Hong Kong, and the UK. Her work is currently on view in a solo show at the Rubell Museum in Washington DC and Arsenal Contemporary in Montreal. She was recently included in exhibitions at the Lehman College, the Museu Inimá de Paula in Brazil, as well as a solo exhibition in Berlin. Her current curatorial project "Kaleidoscopic Companions" is on view at Library Street Collective in Detroit. Zuckermanis working on a forthcoming project at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.

"Last fall, I started a new series of paintings using Jewish themes and imagery. While I painted, it occurred to me that I had overlooked my heritage and culture for so long within my own art making.

'From Door to Door' is an anglicization of the Hebrew phrase 'L’dor V’dor' which means 'From Generation to Generation,' emphasizing my latest body of work's mission to bridge generations and reimagine a world where these characters endure and flourish.


Witnessing the recent surge in global antisemitism has inspired me to delve into the work of Jewish artists for solace. My research quickly revealed the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition held in 1937 Munich, in which all Jewish artists were officially deemed as 'degenerate' and the concurrent 'Great German Art' exhibition, which prided itself on its 'Aryan, Jew-free purity.'  In a move that has characterized my art-making, I took from these Nazi artists, so I could retell and remake their stories using Jewish voices. Chagall, Modigliani, Katz, and Guston are among the Jewish artists I looked to for this collaborative effort."


-Allison Zuckerman


Allison Zuckerman, born in 1990 and currently based in Brooklyn, holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the 2017 artist-in-residence at the Rubell Museum in Miami. Zuckermanhas shown in Israel, Dubai, Brussels, France, Hong Kong, and the UK. Her work is currently on view in a solo show at the Rubell Museum in Washington DC and Arsenal Contemporary in Montreal. She was recently included in exhibitions at the Lehman College, the Museu Inimá de Paula in Brazil, as well as a solo exhibition in Berlin. Her current curatorial project "Kaleidoscopic Companions" is on view at Library Street Collective in Detroit. Zuckermanis working on a forthcoming project at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.

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