Research query: responses to anti-Judaism/antisemitism in visual arts

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An undergraduate student in my seminar on Anti-Judaism and Islamophobia in Christian and Western Thought would like to research contemporary visual artists who engage and respond to anti-Jewish/antisemitic tropes in their creative work. I would be grateful for suggestions of artists whose work she might analyze.

The Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky uses anti-semitic imagery in her work. See the "Aachen Haggadah" http://thejewishmuseum.org/collection/30311-haggadah-aachen-passover-hag....

Best wishes,
Susan Nashman Fraiman
Rothberg International School
Hebrew University

Hi, David,

I am very far from even knowing what counts as "visual arts" versus performance, but Shahak Shapira comes to mind. His photo manipulations of Holocaust memorial selfies: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38675835
And his recent response to twitter hate: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/08/artist-protests-twitt...

Best,
C.R. Power