Spain - Barcelona - Fundació Antoni Tàpies - Alma Matrix. Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe07/05/2010
May 14 - August 1, 2010
The exhibition Alma Matrix. Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe shows how the forms of representation chosen by both artists generate a common space of concern for others, possible connections and shared realities. In their work, Ettinger (Tel Aviv, Israel, 1948) and Verhaeghe (Roeselare, Belgium, 1950) use images of anonymous persons found in newspapers and archival materials, which they articulate through methods of compilation and techniques of copying, deleting, tracing and painting. As an artist and a psychoanalyst, Ettinger integrates both practices in her work and has developed a peculiar approach to applied psychoanalysis, halfway between artistic and curative practice. Verhaeghe collects, combines and binds her images with the use of computers, or with the type of soft, protecting materials, such as latex or wadding, found in her sculptures.
Additionally a workshop by Ria Verhaege is organised at the Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison on Friday 14 May, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m and a seminar around the exhibitions Alma Matrix. Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe is taking place on 14, 25 and 26 May 2010.
Curator: Catherine de Zegher
Image: Ria Verhaeghe,Commitment 11, 2009, Graph on canvas, latex, tread of newspapers and latex, 40 x 40 x 4 cm