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Barrick Museum of Art Reveals Fall 2018 Exhibition “” Festivity Inflation”” Oct. 12

Tamar Ettun: Festivity Inflation

Exhibit Dates: Oct. 12 – Dec. 15

Opening Reception: Performance and ArtWalk 5- 9 p.m. Oct. 12, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to provide the culmination of a multiyear international art tetralogy by Tamar Ettun.

Festivity Inflation merges different areas of the artist’s practice in a complex examination of injury, healing, and radical empathy.

On view in the museum’s East Gallery from Oct. 12 to Dec. 15, this solo exhibition consists of a number of parts. At the center, there is an intimate compartment including a setup of interactive audio work. It is surrounded by mixed media sculptures, a choice of speculative videos, and 4 inflatable room-sized environments where visitors will be enveloped by a climate of brilliant color. Influenced by the avant-garde individualism of mid-twentieth century art motions such as Fluxus and Gutai, Ettun asks us to check out the experience of play. Playfulness, in the context of her work, uses us a possibility to process our engagement with the world. The selection of artist videos includes work by Alika Cooper, Cheryl Donegan, Trulee Hall, Joan Jonas, and Jen Liu.

Tina Wang, a very long time collaborator and “mover” from Ettun’s New York performance ensemble, The Moving Business, will visit Las Vegas to collaborate with regional dancers in a live improvisation of ritual-like actions that link personal vocabularies of object-oriented movement with the generation of an unique neighborhood. Motion is important to Ettun’s work. Even her still sculptures have been constructed so that they appear to gesture like bodies. Made from cloth and discovered objects, they experience the space of the gallery with an aura of vulnerable personhood. That atmosphere of vulnerability extends into the snug main location of the exhibition where a video shows us how interactions with soda bottles, sardine tins, and other commodities can end up being primal expressions of alarm and desire. Flights of paratroopers in another video invert their encounter with the sky and float back into their airplanes.

The question of negotiating a world where we are exposed to both discomfort and joy has played a consistent role in Ettun’s career. The human potential for transformation through compassion has actually absorbed her considering that her training in Israel where she lived with 2 siblings struggling with cystic fibrosis and eventually experienced the numbing effect of institutional brutality when she was conscripted into a military parachute routine as a young adult.

“I observed closely how handling injury and PTSD increases rigidness and closes down communication, as discussion requires a versatile position and consists of the prospective to alter and be changed by another individual,” she says. “This individual experience resulted in a few of the themes of my practice today– for instance, my resistance to basic binaries of right and incorrect, which I experience through the fluidity of play and the senses.” The transformation of parachute fabric from a vehicle for martial hostility into the soft, intense walls of her inflatable rooms typifies the alchemy she produces. Her structured areas reveal the human spirit through simple materials such as material, inflated air, tape, stitches, ropes, and wood.

Each previous iteration of the tetralogy has actually found brand-new methods to draw connections in between color and emotion, dividing the task into blue/empathy, yellow/desire, pink/aggression, and orange/joy. Festivity Inflation brings all four aspects together for the first time, introducing Las Vegas and the western United States to the world of Tamar Ettun at a turning point in her career.

The title for the exhibit is influenced by On Orange, a poem by Rose McLarney. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state company, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal company.

Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York City. She has actually had exhibits and performances at Art Omi Sculpture Garden, the Watermill Center, e-flux, Sculpture Center, Knockdown Center, Madison Square Park, Bryant Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Fridman Gallery, Braverman Gallery, PERFORMA 09, 11 and 13, to name a few. She got awards and fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Structure, Franklin Heater, Macdowell Fellowship, Marble Home Job, RECESS, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, and Iaspis. Ettun founded the Moving Company, an artist’s collective developing efficiencies in public spaces and a social engagement job with Brooklyn teens hosted by the Brooklyn Museum. Ettun got her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was granted the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. She teaches at Columbia University’s School of Arts, Lehman College, and the New School Parsons School of Design. ORANGE, the final performance of the tetralogy, will premiere at Leader Works in 2019.

Jerry Lewis' ' vaults are opening with a new film set and a museum exhibition


Christopher DeVargas Entertainment legend Jerry Lewis photographed at his home Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Monday, June 11, 2018|2 a.m.

. A little less than a year considering that the death of comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, a set of brand-new jobs, consisting of a brand-new box set of 10 of his best-loved movies, and an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Movie in New York City City, are set to build his posthumous tradition as a legendary performer.

His kid Chris Lewis, who worked alongside his father for several years as his road supervisor, overseer of his film and TV vault and archivist, has actually been involved with both endeavors, and he says that while lots of might believe they understand the works of Lewis inside and out there are surprises yet to come.

“I’m there aiming to keep things in fantastic shape and approximately date,” Lewis says by phone from his office in Henderson, where he moved in 2011 to be closer to his father’s home in Las Vegas. “And we have some really lovely copies of these timeless funnies.”

He’s describing the Jerry Lewis 10 Film Collection which shows up on DVD on Wednesday, June 12, for a spending plan cost of around $20 for the set. It includes movies as earlier as 1951’s “The Stooge” with his longtime funny partner Dean Martin in addition to iconic films such as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy.”

“Something for everybody, for every single age group,” Lewis says. “Kids will like the truly crazy slapstick things in ‘The Disorderly Orderly,’ and people who keep in mind the Martin and Lewis days in the ’50s will enjoy those.

“For me, ‘The Errand Kid’ from 1962 is among my favorites due to the fact that I grew up on the Paramount lot viewing my father shoot all his films,” he states. “And that is basically a tour of the Paramount lot in 1962. He was utilizing the studio as his background.”

In the past Chris Lewis has spoken about his dad’s “incredible vision into what made individuals laugh, cry, feel moved and inspired,” and in conversation he stated he thinks that originated from Jerry Lewis’ earliest life experiences.

“Generally his DNA is what caused that to occur,” Lewis states. “It was his upbringing, his heritage. He grew up in a family of vaudevillians. His idol was Charlie Chaplin and he always wished to mature to be Chaplin.

“My dad constantly told individuals that comedy comes from tragedy and both of them”– Lewis and Chaplin– “had terrible things in their lives.”

For Lewis, it was a deep isolation from being left alone for long stretches while his parents taken a trip for work, Lewis says.

“To be observed he would do amusing things,” he says. “That’s truly what started the life in comedy. But at the same time he could sit down and hug a kid.

“Chaplin was constantly looking for love, my papa was constantly searching for acceptance because he didn’t feel he got that from his moms and dads.”

The Museum of Modern Art display functions a selection of archival gems from a couple of hundred storyboards for “The Nutty Professor” and photographs of Lewis throughout his career to a series of programs based upon his never-before-seen home film productions.

These are not your dad’s common home motion pictures, Lewis states. Jerry Lewis would welcome his famous good friends over, individuals like Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, and other actors and entertainers of the day, and they ‘d create a semi-scripted production simply for their own home entertainment.

“My dad would modify them and cut them together and then they would have a premiere at my daddy’s house,” he says. “For instance, there would be a spoof on an existing movie, ‘Come Back Little Sheba.’ My dad’s production was called ‘Return Little Shiksa,’ starring my papa and mother and Dean Martin and whoever else was there.”

Lewis says he hopes the display can eventually travel to Los Angeles and potentially other cities, and who knows, it’s possible it could grow provided the substantial amount of material from Lewis’ archives that the Library of Congress now is overseeing.

The preliminary shipment of film and tape from Lewis’ vault filled a 26-foot-long truck with more than 12,000 pounds of video footage in 3,000 canisters, Lewis states.

“It was a great deal of things, and there’s still a great deal of things out there,” he states. “As far as the papers and the important things that went into the making of his movie productions, we’re still getting that to the Library of Congress.

“He kept whatever, which is really great. It’s like a window into a time capsule.”

Judge keeps exhibition sealed in Las Vegas Sands case


John Locher/ AP

In this May 4, 2015, file picture, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson affirms in court in Las Vegas.

Thursday, July 16, 2015|1:07 p.m.

. A Nevada judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to unseal a private detective’s report in a wrongful termination case versus casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies’ chairman Sheldon Adelson.

The ruling followed Guardian News & & Media, the Campaign for Accountability and the union Unite Here said that the general public needs to see the exhibit that the groups say might tie the companies to organized crime in Asia.

The exhibit belongs to the continuous wrongful termination lawsuit submitted by previous Sands China CEO Steven Jacobs against the business and Adelson nearly five years ago.

Jacobs’ attorney Todd Bice has actually supported efforts to unseal the report.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez dismissed the movements without prejudice stating the law allows her to seal documents that include commercially sensitive product and gambling regulative information.

The report was at first admitted to the court in a case that decided Las Vegas had jurisdiction in the case. For that reason, Gonzalez kept the exhibit must stay closed since it wasn’t being made use of to suggest the benefits of the case.

Sands China’s attorney Randall Jones argued that the motions to unseal were being done to distort the fact and totals up to a politically inspired attack on Adelson.

“We don’t believe there’s anything always humiliating or salacious,” Jones stated.

He said a choice should not be made till Nevada’s Supreme Court chooses later on this year on the company’s appeal relating to jurisdiction.

The Campaign for Accountability said in a movement filed last month that it wishes to see the report since it might assist determine if Adelson used cash linked to overseas criminal activity for election donations.

The not-for-profit’s director, Anne Weismann, said the group’s suspicions are “based upon what we know about what the report was expected to accomplish.” She stated the report’s author, private investigator Steve Vickers, focused on checking out arranged crime activity by Chinese triads.

Gonzalez left open the possibility that the paper, advocacy group and union might attempt again to have the records unsealed when the case reaches trial.

Trial had actually been set up for October however might be delayed up until the end of next year based on the estimated time of discovery procedures.

Attorneys for Las Vegas Sands, Sands China and Adelson told the judge they’ll need nine months to finish their work which might include digging into Jacobs’ medical history and searching his house in Florida.