Oded halahmy—exile is home

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Like countless New Yorkers who arrived from distant lands, Oded Halahmy has a rich personal history of exile, migration and travels. Born in the old city of Baghdad in 1938, the artist came from a family of Orthodox Jews with deep roots in ancient Babylonian culture. He refers to his home as the “land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.” Although New York has been his home for over 45 years, memories of Iraq left an indelible imprint on his life and work. Known for his dynamic yet often playful figurative sculptures in wood and bronze, he fills his work with images — albeit abstracted from reality — that evoke the landscape, architecture and rich colors of the Middle East. Palm trees, doves, pomegranates, temples and age-old symbols abound along with deep reds, amber, sky blue and the familiar greenish-blue hues of aged bronze.Oded Halahmy—Exile is Home includes over 100 works representing Halahmy’s work from the mid-1960s to the present and features a selection of Judaica – handmade by the artist for Hanukkah and Sukkah celebrations with close friends. Halahmy currently lives and works in New York and Old Jaffa, Israel. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. His work is in the permanent collections of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Indianapolis Museum of Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Jewish Museum, New York, NY; and New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, among others.

 Oded Halahmy: Exile is Home is made possible by the lead sponsorship of an anonymous patron and the additional support of the Bronx Museum’s Director’s Circle.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

21.10.2018 - 17.03.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
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11.11.2017 - 04.11.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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28.09.2018 - 17.03.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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26.05.2018 - 01.01.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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02.11.2018 - 03.03.2019
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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26.05.2017 - 01.01.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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07.10.2018 - 13.01.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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15.03.2019 - 14.07.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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15.07.2018 - 13.01.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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14.09.2018 - 06.01.2019
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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02.11.2018 - 19.03.2019
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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22.07.2018 - 24.02.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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16.09.2018 - 03.02.2019
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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15.06.2018 - 06.01.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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06.10.2018 - 03.11.2018
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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24.01.3086 - 24.03.3086
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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03.10.2018 - 17.03.2019
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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14.11.2018 - 17.02.2019
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
New York

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Oded halahmy—exile is home The Bronx Museum of the Arts Main address: The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states Like countless New Yorkers who arrived from distant lands, Oded Halahmy has a rich personal history of exile, migration and travels. Born in the old city of Baghdad in 1938, the artist came from a family of Orthodox Jews with deep roots in ancient Babylonian culture. He refers to his home as the “land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.” Although New York has been his home for over 45 years, memories of Iraq left an indelible imprint on his life and work. Known for his dynamic yet often playful figurative sculptures in wood and bronze, he fills his work with images — albeit abstracted from reality — that evoke the landscape, architecture and rich colors of the Middle East. Palm trees, doves, pomegranates, temples and age-old symbols abound along with deep reds, amber, sky blue and the familiar greenish-blue hues of aged bronze.Oded Halahmy—Exile is Home includes over 100 works representing Halahmy’s work from the mid-1960s to the present and features a selection of Judaica – handmade by the artist for Hanukkah and Sukkah celebrations with close friends. Halahmy currently lives and works in New York and Old Jaffa, Israel. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. His work is in the permanent collections of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Indianapolis Museum of Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Jewish Museum, New York, NY; and New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, among others.

 Oded Halahmy: Exile is Home is made possible by the lead sponsorship of an anonymous patron and the additional support of the Bronx Museum’s Director’s Circle.
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