"My characters are embodiments of non-existing entities. Sometimes they mirror my mind's demons and sometimes I watch them unfold before me. I find it necessary to escape into another universe in which I am not myself and language isn't used to deliver information."(Tamy Ben-Tor)
Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present recent video work by Tamy Ben-Tor. This is her second solo show with the gallery.
Concurrently with her exhibition, Ben-Tor will perform Judensau, a new solo, work-in- progress at The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., from March 28-29.
Ben-Tor states: “My characters are embodiments of non-existing entities. Sometimes they mirror my mind’s demons and sometimes I watch them unfold before me. I find it necessary to escape into another universe in which I am not myself and language isn’t used to deliver information. Nationalities and races are embodied in language and people’s identities are revealed through speech. The characters I portray are not real. However they are specific. I don’t speak about politics; I use them to invoke feeling just as I speak in different languages in order to reach a nonsensical outcome. This is because it is only through the specific and descriptive that a tension with the abstract can be formed.”
Tamy Ben-Tor was born in Israel and currently lives and works in New York City. She has had solo shows at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Cubitt, London; and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, and has participated in group exhibitions at the Mori Museum, Tokyo; MoCA, Los Angeles; Reina Sofia, Madrid; as well as the PERFORMA 05 and PERFORMA 07 Biennials, New York. She will have upcoming exhibitions at Brown Gallery, London, and the Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland, and will participate in the Bienniale of Sydney and Manifesta 4 this summer. Ben-Tor received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2006.
Opening reception: March 27, 6-8pm
Performances at The Kitchen: March 28-29, 8pm
Zach Feuer Gallery
530 West 24th Street - New York
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6