Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger

Galerie Claude Samuel

For more than a decade, Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger has borne witness to the most overwhelming event of our century—the Holocaust. Born in Israel and a resident of France since 1982, Lichtenberg-Ettinger has modestly, and little by little, managed to express the inexpressible. Her series “Eurydice,” 1992–96, consisting of mixed media pieces on canvas and paper and shown here along with other works, rescues from oblivion images that have been hidden in the shadows—just as Eurydice herself was in the myth of Orpheus, after she was sentenced to death by her lover’s impatience. Lichtenberg-Ettinger finally lets Eurydice speak, through enigmatic, almost indecipherable images. That is, she lets a certain other, feminine gaze speak—with infinite delicacy and tenderness—of unbearable tragedy. Her aesthetic process is enriched by her work as a psychoanalyst and numerous writings in which she has

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