Tamar Ettun + Elisabeth Workman

8/4/2023, 5:30PM

Dreamsong is pleased to present a conversation between artist Tamar Ettun and writer Elisabeth Workman on Friday, August 4th at 5:30pm.

Tamar Ettun (b. Jerusalem, Israel, 1982) uses textile, sculpture, and performance to examine somatic empathy, trauma-healing modalities, and ritual. Ettun has exhibited and performed at The Chinati Foundation, Pioneer Works, Pace University Gallery, The Watermill Center, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, PERFORMA, The Barrick Museum, Fridman Gallery, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, e-flux, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Jewish Museum among others.

Ettun has received awards and fellowships from the Pollock Kranser Foundation, Chinati Foundation, Stoneleaf Retreat, BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), The California Studio at UC Davis, Moca Tucson, Marble House Project, Franklin Furnace, MacDowell Fellowship, Windgate Residency at Purchase College, Iaspis – Swedish Grant Council, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Abrons Art Center, Triangle Arts Association, Art Production Fund, and RECESS. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. In 2013, Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artist’s collective creating performances in public spaces that encouraged social engagement by at-risk Brooklyn teenagers. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She currently teaches at Columbia University School of Arts and Parsons School of Design, and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Dreamsong in 2023.

Elisabeth Workman (aka Elisabeth Brandt) is a writer and poet with a background in dance. Originally from the pharmaceutical suburbs of Philadelphia, she has since lived in Boston, rural Pennsylvania, the Netherlands, the Standing Rock Nation of the Dakotas, Qatar, and now Minneapolis. She is the author of twelve chapbooks—including ANY RIP A THRESHOLD (Shirt Pocket Press 2015) and with Michael Sikkema, TERRORISM IS WHAT WHALE (Grey Book Press 2014)—and the full-length collections ULTRAMEGAPRAIRIELAND (Bloof Books 2014) and ENDLESSNESS IS NO DESOLATION (Dusie Press 2016).

Tamar Ettun. Bittertooth, 2022 (detail). Handmade and readymade pigment sticks, thread on paper. 11.5 x 16.5 in.

Tamar Ettun. Bittertooth, 2022 (detail). Handmade and readymade pigment sticks, thread on paper. 11.5 x 16.5 in.

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