Inspired by Judaism

»A New Epoch for Jews in Germany« - panel 11

Since 1993, the Jewish Gallery - founded by the Jewish Central Welfare Office (ZWST) in Berlin - has been a transcultural institution with the goal to integrate Jewish artists from Eastern Europe that have found a new home in Germany. The Jewish Gallery sees this support as one of their key tasks in order to enable painters, graphic designers, sculptors, and photographers to present their art to an international audience.


Alisa Poplavskaya was born in the Ukraine and grew up both in Israel and the Ukraine. She currently lives in Berlin. She takes her inspiration from abstract religious and spiritual symbols and frequently takes up motifs from ancient far-eastern scriptures and the Cabbalistic book Zohar. Her style is “spiritellectual” because Alisa illuminates her innate feelings from visions and myths of wholeness.

Alisa Poplavskaya: “Art inspires and can influence human behaviour, mood, thoughts, and actions. There are many directions, and it is impossible to summarize them all. The message of my art is an encouragement for people to move through their own conduit by virtue of the spiral of life and the spiritual connection with God. The Cabbalistic and philosophical symbols and my own perception and interpretation of the world serve as signposts.”


Exhibition: A New Epoch for Jews in Germany
Duration: From 11th December 2016 to 7th January 2017
Location: Bürgersaal, Neues Rathaus, Hannover
Panel: 10 from 15
Technique: Digital print on Alu-Dibond
Concept and texts: Kathrin Leibmann
Design: Stanislav Ivanchuk