Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger. Eurydice – Pieta

With the Eurydice – Pieta exhibition in Muzeum Śląskie Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger brings together the transgenerational traces of trauma and historical trauma with her own personal history. It is also the first time that the artist directly relates to the shipwreck motif, the death in the sea, the death by fire in the water, water as life and water as death (…). In retrospect, her earlier works exploring the tropes of war, escape, evacuation, rescue and drowning seem prophetic – in a gesture that is so painfully relevant today when so many lives of those escaping the war are taken by the sea. Bracha’s Eurydice, just like the mythical Eurydice, is a woman suspended between two deaths – one death is the dark abyss of the underworld, the other is the death she experiences when she is led towards light (…). The artist, like her ‘figuralities’, always looks from the most vulnerable perspective: of the mother and the child.

Exhibition curator: dr Anna Chromik
Co-organization: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Coordinator: Łukasz Adamski
Exhibition design: Wojciech Skrzypiec
Graphic design: Wojciech Bednarski

Especially we would like to thank the artist Bracha L. Ettinger.

We would like to thank the following persons and institutions for help and collaboration:
Ania Kisiel, Michał Kisiel, dr Michał Krzykawski, dr Ewa Macura-Nnamdi, dr Ania Malinowska, Magdalena Łachacz, Sharon Arbeli, Johnathan Cohen, Yael Darel, Tom Kouris,

Braverman Gallery, Callicoon Fine Art

The exhibition is accompanied by an international conference Vulnerabilities / 6–8.07.2017 /

All materials are courtesy of the artist and copyrighted.