Tamar Ettun: A Nomadic Body?

Thursday 27 June, 2013
6:27pm, $0

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620

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How does one start walking from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv once a month for two and a half years, and why? How is a phantasmagoric world created inside a hot air balloon? And what is the connection between dance, sculpture, Israel, Texas, and nomadic bodies?

One Thing Leads to Another is a three-part performance-installation piece created by Tamar Ettun. Rickety bodies playing music with found objects and moving from one side of an inflated hot air balloon to another is an absurd cabaret that connects people to objects. What happens when the body is exposed to life-threatening situations? The borders between body and objects dissolve.

Ettun will present ideas related to One Thing Leads to Another, in conversation with curator and artist Naomi Lev. This is the second in a series of conversations at ICI initiated by Lev, focusing on art and artists from Israel.

Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist from Jerusalem. Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: One Thing Leads To Another at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2013) and at Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011); One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2 at Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012); Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative; Performing Sculptures at P3 Studio Las Vegas, commissioned by Art Production Fund (2013). Group exhibitions and performances include: Socrates Sculpture Park (2012); apexart (2012); Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (2012); Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV (2011); Boston University Gallery (2011); RH Gallery (2011, 2012); The Queens Museum of Art (2010); Williamsburg Art Historical Center (2010); Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009); and The Jewish Museum, New York (2009). Ettun has been honored by several organizations, including Art Production Fund, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010, where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.

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