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Monica Bohm-Duchen

Monica Bohm-Duchen (MA Courtauld Institute) is a London-based freelance writer, lecturer and exhibition organizer with a special interest in issues of Jewish identity in modern art. She has worked for the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute of Art; and contributed to magazines such as Flash Art, RA Magazine, Art Monthly, Modern Painters and The Jewish Quarterly. She curated After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (1995) and co-curated Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art (1996–1997) and Life? or Theatre? The Work of Charlotte Salomon (1998). Books she has written include Understanding Modern Art (1991), The Nude (1992); Chagall (1998) and The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001).

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Artists: Contemporary Anglo

By focusing on Jewish women artists working in Britain today, whose Jewishness and gender are central to their artistic output, it offered valuable insights into the diverse ways in which women perceive their Jewishness in contemporary Britain. Aware of their complex “otherness” as women, Jews and artists, they put that awareness to good creative use; and in so doing, proved that art has a crucial role to play in exploring—and perhaps crystallizing—issues of identity.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Monica Bohm-Duchen." (Viewed on September 23, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/bohm-duchen-monica>.

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