Jewish Venice

Shaul Bassi, Aviad Stollman, Paolo Gnignati, Jacqueline Nicholls

26/02/2017 8:00 pm

Shaul Bassi masterminded the events in the summer of 2016 to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the Venetian Ghetto, including the production in Italian of The Merchant of Venice. Paulo Gnignati is current President of the Venetian Jewish community; Jacqueline Nicholls was one of the eight artists commissioned to design the etchings for a new Venice Haggadah; and Aviad Stollman, who was involved in last summer’s events, is Head of Collections at the NLI. With many visual images on display, they discuss the half-millennium of Jewish life in Venice.

Sponsored by the National Library of Israel

Shaul Bassi

Shaul Bassi is associate professor of English and postcolonial literature at Ca\'Foscari University of Venice. He was involved in multiple literary and cultural projects related to the 500th anniversary of the Ghetto of Venice (1516-2016)

Paolo Gnignati

Paolo Gnignati is a lawyer and President of the Venice Jewish Community. He chaired the Venice Ghetto 500 committee, which reflected on the origin, present and future of the Venetian Ghetto.

Jacqueline Nicholls

Jacqueline Nicholls is an artist and Jewish educator. Her work has been included in significant group shows of contemporary Jewish Art and solo exhibitions in Israel, USA and the UK. She co-ordinates the Art Studio programme at JW3, and lectures at the London School of Jewish Studies.