Tamar Ettun

The Moving Company
Mauve Bird

Tamar Ettun  Mauve Bird

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Sculptor and performance artist Tamar Ettun directed an open rehearsal with the #MovingCompany as the second installment of a two-part residency at The Watermill Center. Following a winter residency that focused on research and preparation, this open rehearsal presented the development of “A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly”, a video and performance piece that deals with questions of movement and stillness. Ettun’s team of collaborators includes Movers Maia Karo, Tina Wang, Lisa Park, Rebecca Pristoop, Sabrina Shapira, Mor Mendel, Ivan Sikic; costume designer Ella Dagan; and sound engineer Or Zubalsky, with photography by Matt Grub, videography by Dan Rosen and Jeffrey Ayars, and web design by Other Means.
“A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly” is a moving installation consisting of vast colors, everyday object assemblages, sound and a live performance to create a psychological changing landscape commenting on stillness and primal empathy. By composing sculpture with dancers, Ettun creates a sense of what she calls a “handheld history” examining the transformation of cultural and psychological narratives through the lens of personal accounts and perspectives.
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Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist from Jerusalem, Israel. Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: One Thing Leads To Another, Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011), One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012) Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative. Group exhibitions and performances include: Socrates Sculpture Park (2012), apexart (2012) Contemporary Jewish Museum SF (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV ( 2011), Boston University Gallery (2011), RH Gallery (2011, 2012), The Queens Museum (2010), Williamsburg Art Historical Center (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others.
Ettun has been honored by several organizations including 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. Selected publications include: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Advisor GalleristNY, Artforum video.
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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Sculptor and performance artist Tamar Ettun will participate in a two-part residency at The Watermill Center. She will focus on research and preparation. Ettun will then return in March with her Moving Company to develop a video and a performance piece titled A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly that deals with questions of movement and stillness.
Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based sculptor and a performance artist from Jerusalem, Israel. 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, and earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.
Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: Transformer, DC, NADA NYC with Artis (2014); One and One, One and Two, One and Three, One and Four, at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014); The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas commissioned by Art Production Fund (2013); One Thing Leads To Another, Indianapolis Museum of Art (2013); Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011); One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012); Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative (2009).
Group exhibitions and performances include: La MaMa Galleria (2014), Kunsthalle Galapagos (2014), Van Allen Institute for PERFORMA 13 (2013), Abrons Art Center (2013), Socrates Sculpture Park (2013, 2012), apexart (2012), Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV (2011), Boston University Gallery (2011), The Queens Museum (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others.
Ettun has been honored by several organizations including The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, MacDowell Fellowship, Abrons Art Center, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency.