Exhibition | Jun 25 2022 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Reiki-healer’s Wife and her Garden Party
Saturday June 25, 2022
Governors Island, Colonels Row, Building #404B, second floor
Reiki-healer’s Wife and her Garden Party is a site-specific installation by the Slovak RU artist Èv van Hettmer. Executed with rope, carabiners and painted cardboard, this new work investigates topics of vulnerability and femininity. It is conceived in dialogue with the outside garden as a possible feminist strategy emanating from the meta-dystopian world of Alice in Wonderland where festivity (celebration), psychoanalysis and self-reflection are brought together.
Èv van Hettmer is a RU 2022 artist, winner of the Oskár Čepan Award 2021. Èv primarily works within the field of painting which she confronts with objects, sculpture, technology and typography (language). She focuses on topics such as taboo, risk, female sexuality, authenticity, quality, humor and playfulness in order to express the importance of approaching the inner and outer self. Uncovering emotions and intimacy is a focal point in her work, and the imperfections that are unmasked in this process are presented as an empowerment of the body and the mind. As an artist born and based in Europe, Èv blends the vulnerabilities of eastern and western politics in her new age spiritual paintings.
This program is made possible with support from the The Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Oskár Čepan Award.