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Installation view, BRACHA: Pietà — Eurydice — Medusa, UB Art Galleries, SUNY .. Bracha L. Ettinger will present the Keynote Lecture at the Kochi-Muziris. Bracha L. Ettinger is an international artist-painter, artist-theorist, psychoanalyst and philosopher working in oil-painting, drawing, photography, notebooks and. The most comprehensive museum exhibition in the United States so far of artist and theorist Bracha L. Ettinger’s work is on view at the UB.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. This brings me to the paintings of Leonora Carrington whose canvases are populated by fey and otherworldly creatures that only someone who still has one foot planted in childhood could invent.

Retrieved 3 September egtinger To paint is to self-fragilize myself, to make myself vulnerable in accessing the other and the cosmos, to join as I differ, to with ness what I give witness to. The knowledge revealed in this way, of the invisible chords to which our senses are not yet attuned, is at the basis of the ethical obligation to attend to the vulnerability of the other, human, animal, and even our shared earth, through care and compassion and in wonder and reverence.

Sometimes a face appears, almost doubled, as in Eurydice, the Graces, Demeter and Eurydice, the Graces, Persephone Ettinger agrees with Lacan that the “ultimate” cause is in principle lacking: It is quite possible that many artworks carry subjective traces by their creators, but the specificity of works of art is that their materiality cannot be detached from ideas, perceptions, emptions, consciousness, brachz meaning and that being interpreted and reinterpreted is their cultural destiny.

Bracha L. Ettinger – Wikipedia

Her most prominent and comprehensive book regarding this theory is “The Matrixial Borderspace” reprint of essays from — published in French in [67] and in English in[68] but her most recent concepts are mainly elaborated in the different essays printed in — And in the paintings we rendezvous with the murderous Medusa as a serpentine flower brqcha animating breath and the owl as a herald for dusk as dawn.


Ettinger on launch of Fascinance: She is a senior clinical psychologist, and a practising psychoanalyst. Ettinger’s research concerns light and space, and in this it follows from Monet and Rothko. The European Graduate School. Figures morph across canvases, polymorphous diversiforms are wreathed in colour.

The Matrixial Borderspace

Ettinger, “Matrixial Trans-subjectivity” in: Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Judith Butler is professor of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In she decided to become a professional artist and moved to Paris where she lived and worked from to She was filled ehtinger a sense of wonder, and she reached out with both hands to take hold of the pretty plaything.

Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

ethinger Edited by Sarit Shapira. Ettinger’s work consists mostly of oil painting and writing. She considers any practice of archaic-motherhood blaming as an obstacle, as “hystericizing” and even momentarily “psychoticizing” in the sense of leading to internal splits rather than recognition of differences, when such “cause” is brought as “explanation” by the analyst, a “cause” attributed to the unremembered early period of life where I and non-I are transconnected.

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Barry Schwabsky on Bracha L. Ettinger – Artforum International

Over the last two decades her work has been influential in art history, [4] film theory including feminist film theorypsychoanalysis, aesthetics [5] and gender studies. She cried out with a piercing voice. Katherine Talbot and Marina Warner. PetersburgRussia Villa Medici, Rome, She thus invites us to countenance this womb as matrix: Reading Franz Kafka and Sylvia Plath. Finally in Demeter, Persephonethe mother and daughter duet are reunited — or ensnared — in milky fronds.


Both Medusa and the owl are harbingers of death, but for Native American peoples the owl was the guardian of the night and the animal guide that escorts the dead to the afterlife. Edited by Catherine de Zegher.

She cried out with a piercing voice, calling upon her bracah, the son of Kronos, the highest and the best. Ettinger, who has painted and drawn since early childhood, is self-taught. Her son Itai was born in Rather, the semiotics and iconographies that shroud the cultural taboos of pregnancy, motherhood, childbirth and child loss are re-inscribed and open onto an aesthetics of female corporeality.

Psychoanalysisartfeminist theoryaestheticshuman rightsethics. This theory arises from her artistic practice in the egtinger of thoughts and words which are recorded, in emergence, into artist notebooks in her studio. Northwestern University Press,pp. Thanks for this Mairead, just catching the reference now.

In my process, the abstract universe encounters the one we live in—a world absorbed by pain and violence—and offers itself up to it in a kind of trust after the end of trust. Artworking —with a reprint of Notes on Painting.

These rivulets of opalescent light-water reappear across the canvases of recent paintings in which Bracha invokes other female figures — women, daughters and mothers — who accompany the Eurydices caught between two deaths that she has been painting with for over twenty years.

Frida, however, insisted she painted her own reality and she did this by drawing on an iconoclastic inventory of symbols and redeploying them with her trademark subversive theatricality.