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Sarah Lehat
Sarah Lehat is a New York-based publicist, writer, and curator specializing in the work of emerging to mid-career contemporary Israeli and Jewish artists. She previously served as assistant director at the Sylvia White Gallery and Contemporary Artist Services in Ventura, Calif., and as director at the J. Klaynberg Gallery in New York City. Sarah studied Architecture at the Catholic University of America and at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, following two years of theological studies at Neve Yerushalyim and the Nishmat Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem, Israel. See more at

Entries by Sarah Lehat

Time of the Empress: Architectural Identity and the Persistence of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:26 AM

The sun has set on Art Basel Miami Beach. The art glitterati have left, marking the end of one year and heralding the next. But in a small gallery in Wynwood, time stands still where a spell has been cast by artist duo Aziz + Cucher.


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Revisiting Power: The Aesthetics of Public Policy

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 11:13 AM

Back in February, the Bloomberg administration's New York City Housing Administration (NYCHA) announced a land lease plan. The plan sought to offset public housing costs by leasing latent property to private developers. Contested by public housing tenants and by City Council, the plan has since been touted as...

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Fluid Fairy Tales at Shulamit Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 11:40 PM

We like to think of time in definite terms. Hours, minutes, seconds. But time is not absolute and we've known it since antiquity. Long before philosophers, mathematicians and scientists took on the challenge of defining our environment in universal terms, humanity told stories. Millenia before Einstein wrote his...

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Freeze Frame: Still Shots in Life and Death

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 10:55 PM

Late one cold spring morning, I stroll down a hallway corridor and into Angela Strassheim's studio for our first visit. Directly behind her, as I enter, five hearts stare back at me. Not pink or red "Happy Valentine's Day" hearts, but organs, removed from the body and photographed...

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Only the Shame

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Just walked into Honor Fraser and I can feel it.

Brave, vulnerable - glistening with a tender edge - it hurts. This is how I discover Julie Tolentino and her Foxes - Rafa Esparza, Stephen Van Dyck, Kevin Williamson and Pigpen aka Stosh Fila....

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Redeeming Eve: Female Orthodox Jewish Artists Come Out (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It's official. Jewish women are coming out. Seeping onto the walls of galleries and museums for some time now, the trickle of provocative work by Jewish female artists of the Orthodox persuasion has turned into a flood.

First to tip the world off to the trend was the Mishkan...

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Illustrated Tanya: The Iconography of a Classic Jewish Mystical Text (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 12:01 PM

The Tanya is a compilation of works authored by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812) that serve as the seminal text from which the Chabad Hasidic community derives their ideology. Guiding the reader through Hasidic and Kabbalistic philosophy, the five-part tome was the first Hasidic text intended for extensive public...

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