1999 – <em>The Book of Women</em>, Nechama Golan

Nechama Golan (b.1947), a religious artist who studied at Bezalel, creates a wide range of works in a variety of media, all exploring the place of Judaism and of Jewish women in today’s world. This work combines a copy of the opening page of Maimonides’ Book of Women, which codifies Jewish laws relating to women, with the artist’s own face, struggling to breathe behind the barrier created by the text. (Image courtesy of the artist)