Objects of Magic Love

DETAIL, OBJECTS OF MAGIC LOVE

Oil on Bone

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Elisa Pritzker

DETAIL, OBJECTS OF MAGIC LOVE

Oil on Bone

 ​

Elisa Pritzker

DETAIL, OBJECTS OF MAGIC LOVE

Oil on Bone

 ​

Elisa Pritzker

 Objects of Magic Love

An Installation by Elisa Pritzker 

June 19 to September 7, 2019

 

Curated by Bibiana Huang Mathesis.

For the last 14 years, the internationally renowned artist Elisa Pritzker has been working on a project to honor the Selknam, an aboriginal native tribe in her home country of Argentina, an
ethnic people that suffered a brutal genocide but fortunately their culture is alive thanks to the mixed race descendants and other contemporary makers.

 

She had traveled to Ushuaia – known as the last city at the end of the world – situated in southern Patagonia in the Island of Tierra del Fuego [the land of fire]. Subsequently, she researched the lifestyle and spiritual-shamanic beliefs of the Selknams. Elisa Pritzker’s art channels the spirit of the Selknams. Pritzker paints natural objects such as rocks, wood and bones with patterns and designs reminiscent of the Selkmans. She is not culturally appropriating but celebrating with art her own reflection of her fascination with the Selknam people.

 

She stated, “Considering that they had the most ancient way of living as hunter-gatherers, the Selknam were rich in rituals, had a remarkable set of principles, a profound sense of community, respect for family, reverence for nature, women’s shamanic power and were re-using everything on earth. My current series is an investigation, study and visual homage to a bygone society whose values are so relevant today.”

     

ARTIST RECEPTION - Saturday, June 22, 2019 1 - 3pm

Exhibit is open during museum hours:

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 4pm

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