Bracha L. Ettinger. Bracha’s Notebooks

A project by artist and psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger

Drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marcella Beccaria and Andrea Viliani
4 November 2021 – 26 February 2023

First Floor, Galleries 10 – 11

Installation Views

Sala 10

Bracha L. Ettinger : Bracha’s Notebooks

Sala 11 | Sala dei Putti Dormienti

Bracha L. Ettinger : Bracha’s Notebooks


The practice of L. Ettinger has its roots in her autobiographical past, in the history of parents who survived the Holocaust, and analyzes the concepts of trauma, oblivion, feminine and “matrixial” gaze, of the space of the unconscious and passing from the invisible to the visible, emphasizing the properties of the art of healing and healing the individual and society.

In the frame of ESPRESSIONI, The Center of Research of Castello di Rivoli (CRRI) in collaboration with the curatorial department of the Museum organizes the first Italian exhibition of the artist and psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger.

Her notebooks, like his paintings, are characterized by a balance between abstract and figurative through very fine strokes, application of layers of color, and definition of shapes creating an oblique atmosphere between darkness and light and invite the viewer to immerse themselves in an intimate and spiritual time.

On the occasion of the exhibition, CRRI organized the digitization, transcription, translation and research of the notebooks.

CRRI is supported by

The exhibition is supported by Artis, New York; Richard Saltoun Gallery, Londra; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Ufficio Culturale Ambasciata di Israele, Roma



Bracha L. Ettinger : Bracha’s Notebooks

Bracha L. Ettinger : Bracha’s Notebooks

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Bracha L. Ettinger (Tel Aviv, 1948) vive e lavora tra Parigi e Tel Aviv. Sue mostre personali sono state presentate in numerose istituzioni internazionali quali: Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2019); UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo (2018); Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie), Katowice (2017); 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); Museum of the City of St. Petersburg (2013); Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Angers (2011); Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcellona (2010); Freud Museum, Londra (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2006); Drawing Center, New York (2001). Il suo lavoro è stato incluso in numerose mostre collettive museali fra cui Villa Tamaris, La Seyne-sur-Mer; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino; Museion, Bolzano; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino; Bonnier Konsthall, Stoccolma; MAS/KMSKA Museums, Anversa; National Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Mosca; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Parigi; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Whitechapel Gallery, Londra; Israel Museum, Gerusalemme; Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Bracha L. Ettinger è autrice di numerosi libri e scritti teorici sull’arte, la psicoanlisi, l’estetica e l’etica, tra i quali: Regard et Espace-de-bord matrixiels (La lettre volee, 1999); The Matrixial Borderspace (essays from 1994-1999), (University of Minnesota Press, 2006); And My Heart Wound-space (Istanbul Biennial, 2015), Matrixial Subjectivity, Aesthetics, Ethics, Vol 1, a cura di Griselda Pollock, 1990-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020); Matrixial Subjectivity, Aesthetics, Ethics, Vol 2, 2000-2010, a cura di Griselda Pollock, (Palgrave Macmillan, di prossima pubblicazione, 2021). I suoi scritti sono stati tradotti in ebraico, francese, polacco, tedesco e spagnolo. Bracha L. Ettinger è Marcel Duchamp Chair and Professor of Psychoanalysis and Art presso la European Graduate School / EGS.