• Date: May 16 - June 16, 2013
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Partner: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Artists: Tamar Ettun

Press Release



May 16 – June 16, 2013
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, announce artist-in-residence Tamar Ettun. Ettun will turn P3Studio into a participatory musical installation consisting of seven musical sculptures inspired by the Fluxus movement, a network of artists, composers and designers noted for avant-blending performances in the 1960’s. Guests are invited to activate the sculptures, engage with the instruments or even create their own instruments in this musical playground. Ettun will bring a version of her musical playground to The Cosmopolitan's pop-up experience at June's First Friday and will close her  residency with an interdisciplinary performance incorporating sculpture, music and dance on Saturday, June 15.

New York based artist Tamar Ettun creates large-scale performative installations by using a combination of movement and objects to comment on aspiration and methods of survival. Her work blurs the conceived nature of sculpture and dance in relation to the ephemeral. The evocative installations deal with conflict, stress and the desire for balance and movement in everyday life through stretching the physical limits of the body in combination with unanimated materials.

Tamar Ettun was born in Jerusalem and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Ettun received an MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, and graduated with honors. Past performances and exhibitions include: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Performa 11, Andrea Meislin Gallery, apexart, The X-Initiative, Socrates Sculpture Park, Contemporary  Jewish Museum SF, Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV, RH Gallery, The Queens Museum, Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv and The Jewish Museum NYC. Ettun’s work has been featured in publications including: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Advisor GalleristNY, Artforum video, Emergency Index and Art Daily Magazine.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.