At the opening ceremony of: British Library ‘Sacred on Location’ Exhibition at the Bruce Castle Museum London N14
She radiates an impulse, an urge, almost a passionate need to communicate. She is full of new ideas, almost in a rush to make up for lost time.
To me, the extraordinary thing is not how she is producing all these wonderful works of art now, in the second half of her life, but how she kept them within herself for so long until they burst forth and are still bursting. We may be meeting tonight in North London but there seems no doubt that she is destined for a truly international career.
The Guardian | by Stephen Bates
April 12, 2007
The Jewish sculptor and photographer Gitl Braun, pictured, has chosen what at first sight is an unlikely location for her forthcoming exhibition, Eve’s Daughters, in east London next month. It’s going to be at the Jagonari Women’s Educational Resource Centre in Whitechapel Road, more usually used by local Bengali women. But Braun, a mother of eight from Stamford Hill and wife of the Hebrew novelist Marton Braun, believes her work illustrates similarities between the Bengali and Jewish immigrant experiences in the East End. The Haifa-born daughter of Holocaust survivors took up art only 10 years ago but graduated from Central St Martins college of art last year with distinction.
Saatchi Online Top 10
Chosen by Morgan Falconer
The New York-based critic Morgan Falconer, who is a frequent contributor to The Times (London), Modern Painters and ArtReview, as well as being one of Saatchi Online’s regular New York correspondents, selects 10 artists registered on Saatchi Online – a very mixed international group, some of whom prove that, paradoxically, sculpture can easily vie with painting, even when it’s reduced to two dimensions.
Out in the Open
In her fifties, a Hasidic Londoner becomes an artist