Ellie Krakow (’08)
In Recovery or Semblance of Recovery
Part the Staging Sex, Staging Self performative lecture series
136 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00pm
In Recovery or Semblance of Recovery, Ellie Krakow will host a conversation that explores how we manage to pick up the broken pieces and put them back together in some inherently altered form. Using her research into the ethics and techniques of restoring ancient sculpture as a jumping off point the discussion will probe at how and why we recover. And it will explore the role that staging plays in this processes–where staged and real recoveries meet, and how they affect and support one another.
Participants in the dialogue will be: Aida Šehović, creator of “Što Te Nema?” a participatory nomadic monument that commemorates the Bosnian genocide; and Sarah Plazas, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, translator and practitioner who suffered and recovered from a severe burn.
Ellie Krakow (A ‘08) earned her MFA from Hunter College and her BA through study at Yale and RISD. Exhibitions include a solo show at Cuchifritos Gallery, and group shows JVS Project Space, Hal Bromm, Thierry Goldberg, Interstate Projects, and Canada Gallery, in NYC; The Pula Film Festival in Croatia, Organhaus Art Space in China and The Royal College of Art in London. She is a recipient of a Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant and has participated in residencies at Yaddo; Abrons Arts Center; and is currently a resident artist in the Hunter College Ceramics Department where she will have a solo show in the Thomas Hunter Project Space this spring.