On Hannah Arendt: What is Freedom? - BRACHA

15 June - 24 July 2021
The fourth exhibition in Richard Saltoun Gallery's year-long series inspired by the political philosopher Hannah Arendt is a solo presentation by the Israeli artist, feminist theorist, psychanalyst and philosopher BRACHA.
Through recent paintings that deal with wounds, trauma, healing and compassion, Ettinger puts us in relation to Arendt's question 'What is Freedom?' as set out in the philosopher's 1968 publication Between Past and Future around which all shows in the gallery's programme are based. Bracha responds to the historical, transgenerational and personal trauma of women in times of war, especially during the Holocaust, as well as the feminine spirit in mythology. 

Brazilian sound artist and music producer Laima Leyton also responds to each essay in Arendt's publication through a new series of sound pieces commissioned by the gallery, collectively titled Infinite past, infinite future and NOW, available to experience via ‘Saltoun Online’ on our website. 


In partnership with the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, join us each exhibition for the 'On Hannah Arendt: Virtual Reading Group' as scholars, artists and invited guests discuss key themes in Arendt's writing. The session on ‘What is Freedom?’ will take place on Thursday 17 June at 1pm EST / 6pm GMT, with a special introduction to the essay by Judith Butler.  Link to register here


A video introduction to ‘What is Freedom?’ by Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Director of the Hannah Arendt Center, is available to watch on the gallery’s website.