Renowned Israeli photographer Adi Nes, whose highly personal and captivating work is inspired by art history and social conscience will be the Keynote Speaker in the Annual LGBTQ Symposium at the University of Rhode Island. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the URI Gender and Sexuality Center, 19 Upper College Road in Kingston.
Nes’ meticulously crafted images are both autobiographical and attest to living in a country in conflict. His photographs are reminiscent of Renaissance or Baroque paintings, often based on parables and collective cultural memory. Sexual tension is ever-present in Nes’ work, as he delves into complex explorations of masculinity. In one of his most well known images, Nes recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper but replaces the central figures with Israeli soldiers. This photograph appeared on the front page of the New York Times in 2008 and helped establish Nes as one of Israel’s most acclaimed photographers.
This event was submitted by a community member.