Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Leor Grady’s Unconventional Gallery

Israeli artist exhibits in an empty Harlem room

Print Email
(Inbal Abergil)

The Israeli-born artist Leor Grady has shown work in some fairly recognizable venues—most prominently the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery—but his most recent installation is notable not because it’s it in a prominent place but an unexpected and obscure one: Apartment #2C2 in the Hillview Towers at West 145th Street in Manhattan. Namely, a vacant one-bedroom apartment in the building where Grady lives.

Born to immigrants from Yemen, Grady has been deeply influenced by Yemeni embroidery and other crafts. But the mode in which Grady works cannot be classified as simple folk art. It is a thoroughgoing exploration of hybridity: The mixing of art and craft, of east and west, of public and private, of sacred and profane.

Grady’s range of materials is commensurate with the size of his ambition: Cleaning rags, handkerchiefs, photographs, olive oil, velvet, silver, and gold.

The exhibition, titled “I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine,” will be on view this Saturday and Sunday, from noon through 8pm.

After June 12th the project will be on view by appointment.

I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Leor Grady’s Unconventional Gallery

Israeli artist exhibits in an empty Harlem room

More on Tablet:

A Grandfather’s Hidden Love Letters From Nazi Germany Reveal a Buried Past

By Vox Tablet — Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.