May 17, 7:00 pm, Burchfield Penney Art Center

Bracha L. Ettinger, 2017. Photo Ania Krupiakov.

In advance of the opening of the exhibition, “BRACHA: Pietà—Eurydice—Medusa at UB Anderson Gallery—the first museum exhibition of her work in the United States—Ettinger will give a public lecture entitled, “Memory’s Wound: On Art and Ethics”, in order to educate a broad audience about her work and its relationship to urgent contemporary social and political developments. This lecture will be FREE and is open to the public.

Ettinger's art was recently analyzed at length in the book Women Artists at the Millennium, in Griselda Pollock's Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum and in Catherine de Zegher's anthology Women's Work is Never Done. Her ideas in cultural theory, psychoanalysis, and French feminism achieved recognition after the publication of Matrix and Metramorphosis (1992), fragments from her notebooks (Moma, Oxford, 1993) and The Matrixial Gaze (1995). Over the last two decades her work has been influential in art history, film studies (including feminist film theory), psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and gender studies.