(b. 1964, New York. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
Deanne Sokolin had just recovered from Covid-19 when she began her project Superstition. The artist creates new meaning using old rituals and commemorates the process in photographs. Her central goal is to explore and expand identity. “Overall, my work addresses the importance of reimagining rituals as a way to foster the development of new Jewish culture.” In this work she draws on a range of influences— Bauhaus photography, Surrealism, and Conceptual Art—to reimagine a time-honored Jewish custom of warding off the evil eye. It is performance, art-making, and the creation of new rituals for a new time.