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Tamara Kostianovsky

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Ritual Reinvented, But Only Sometimes   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Talila Abraham, Jonathan Adler, Cheselyn Amato, Oreet Ashery, Johnathan Hopp and Sarah Auslander, Bruria Avidan, Helène Aylon, Sahar Batsry, Francisca Benitez, Michael Berkowitz, Alexis Canter, Johanna Bresnick and Michael Cloud, Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman, Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, Hadassa Goldvicht, Joe Grand, Deborah Grant, Mila Tanya Griebel, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Steven N. Handel, Tali Hinkis, Tobi Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Tamara Kostianovsky, Sigalit Landau, Kyle Lapidus, Eran Lederman, Elan Leor, Virgil Marti, Matthew McCaslin, Marit Meisler, Alix Mikesell, Rachel Moses, Norm Paris, Karim Rashid, Tracy Rolling, Galya Rosenfeld, Barbara Rushkoff, Anika Smulovitz, Sari Srulovitch, Hadas Kruk and Anat Stein, Liora Taragan, Ezri Tarazi, Adam Tihan, Suzanne Treister, Lella Vignelli, JT Waldman, Tobaron Waxman, Allan Wexler, Martin Wilner, Dov Ganchrowand Zivia at The Contemporary Jewish Museum April 22nd, 2010 - October 3rd, 2010
Posted 6/21/10
There is something so provocative about a contemporary art museum affiliated with a religion. The idea of a museum already carries with it vaguely religious connotations  (words like reflection, transformation, meditation, come to mind) and when you add an overtly religious mandate the question of content can get hairy. I say this with personal knowledge and also slight trepidation, because I used to work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and witnessed and participated in man... [more]
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Clothes Encounter   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Orly Cogan, Kaoru Hirano, Tamara Kostianovsky, Kristian Kozul, Jason Clay Lewis, Derick Melander, Adam Niklewicz, Shimon Okshteyn, Jean Shin at Black & White Gallery January 8th, 2009 - February 14th, 2009
Posted 1/11/09
Clothing is the outlet at this group show at Black & White Gallery. Immaterial can mean 'irrelevant' or 'of no consequence,' and the artists in this exhibition suggest the very opposite, denying the material nature of the clothing they appropriate as medium while partially leaving further interpretation to the viewer. Under such spotlight, the material clothing loses their original functionality,  letting memory and presence take over.Kaoru Hirano, from Japan, unravels articles of clothing whic... [more]
ArtSlant's New York editor, Trong G. Nguyen, speaks with Brooklyn-based artist Tamara Kostianovsky, whose sculptures are currently on view in the imMATERIAL exhibition at Black & White Gallery. Trong Gia Nguyen: You were born in Jerusalem, raised in Buenos Aires, and now reside in New York City.  How does your own migration contribute to your understanding of the current “globalist worldview?” Tamara Kostianovsky, Mitosis (2004), Articles of clothing belonging to the artist, steel, cloth hanger, 15 x 16 x 12 inches; Co... [more]
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