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FENTSTER presents: Every Thread That Binds You

On view to Oct 4

Multidisciplinary artist Jess Riva Cooper combines ceramic sculptures and new large-scale drawings to create a haunting, other-worldly installation.

The work responds to the renowned early 20th-century Yiddish play The Dybbuk by S. An-ski, which popularized Eastern European Jewish folklore of the evil spirit of the dybbuk, which enters a living person. In the play, powerful rabbis exorcise the dybbuk, removing a perceived harmful spirit from the body of a bride. In this exhibition, female figures attach benevolent shadow-beings to themselves. The artist depicts sewers stitching protective garments onto their clothing and even their own skin. Through quiet gestures, these women reclaim power denied to the female character in An-ski’s classic drama. More info here
Presented by FENTSTER and the Ashkenaz Festival