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Language of Exile by Neta Ben-Attar

Language of Exile by Neta Ben-Attar
May 21 - July 1, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA

 

 

Opening reception:Thursday, May 24, from 4-6pm.

Artist talk: Thursday, June 21, from 4-6 pm.

Netta Ben-Attar's In the Language of Exile is an aesthetically profound exhibition that encourages conversations around exile and the longing for home. In the composition, the artist renders sheets of klaf (parchment), the same process used for the Jewish holy scrolls (Torah, Mezuza and Tefilin). She reveals the mysteries and inner qualities of the klaf by printing, inscribing, stretching in frames and sculpting the revered material. By adding LED lights she illuminates the raw and wild origin of the material creating an art form she calls “a light within leather” in her combined sculptures and writings.

 

The artist's choice of Klaf as her main medium is drawn from its use for sacred texts. Her work examines religion, sanctity, secularism, activism, feminism, violence, morality, and human fragility. Through these themes, Ben-Attar interprets the symbolic language of the Torah in a contemporary context. Many of her pieces offer prayers written in Hebrew that delve into the paradox of inner and outer reality. Ben-Attar asks “What is "holy" in language?” and “What is the role of letters and words in our lives?”

Her parchment and metal boats tell stories of exile from a homeland and the desire to return. The power of the sacred words, which are embedded into a nation’s flesh (klaf), into its very identity, are also inscribed into the work. This longing to return from exile is similar to the homing instinct of migrating birds. Ben-Attar believes this theme to be highly relevant in light of current mass immigration and exile around the world.

Ben Attar is an Israeli/American artist who has lived in the Southwest for more than a decade. She experiences the complexities of her own story of exile from Israel, her own longing to return. Her work is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness of the Jewish people. The sacred letters and the power of the words they convey seed a deep connection to home, to Jerusalem, despite the challenges. Why is there this desire and what has kept this longing so alive in a people - her people- for thousands of years? Is it hope?

 

 

 

These events are planned for TCA’s various venues: the auditorium, Encore Gallery, and Stables Gallery. Most events, but not all, are sponsored by TCA. Submit your TCA event here.

Event Listings

ongoing since May 2018

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus

May 14 - September 17, 2018
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
My Taos, Your Taos
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Language of Exile by Neta Ben-Attar

May 21 - July 1, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
An artistic conversation
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ongoing since July 2018

Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 1, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No Movie -- Happy Independence Day!
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Taos School of Music: Borromeo String Quartet and Robert McDonald

July 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Program to be announced.
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No Movie -- Happy Independence Day!
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 3, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No Movie -- Happy Independence Day!
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
No Movie -- Happy Independence Day!
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Annual Talpa Community Center Quilters Show

July 7 - 8, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
A beautiful show of handcrafted quilts and other needlecraft creations
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Big Screen TCA -- FIRST REFORMED

July 8, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ethan Hawke stars as a pastor tormented by his experience with an unstable environmental activist
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Big Screen TCA -- FIRST REFORMED

July 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ethan Hawke stars as a pastor tormented by his experience with an unstable environmental activist
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Big Screen TCA -- FIRST REFORMED

July 10, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ethan Hawke stars as a pastor tormented by his experience with an unstable environmental activist
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Big Screen TCA -- FIRST REFORMED

July 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ethan Hawke stars as a pastor tormented by his experience with an unstable environmental activist
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Forces of Nature: Works by Four Female Artists of Taos

July 14 - 21, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
Enjoy the works of four accomplished women artists of Taos who use nature as a tool to inspire, to heal and to excite the senses
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Taos Childrens' Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

July 14, 2018 1:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular works, performed by Taos youth
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Taos Childrens' Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

July 14 - 15, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular works, performed by Taos youth
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Taos Childrens' Theatre presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

July 15, 2018 1:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular works, performed by Taos youth
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

Taos School of Music presents Miro String Quartet

July 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The Miro String Quartet interprets Haydn, Dvorak and Beethoven
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Color + Color = Color: Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes

July 16 - August 19, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Enjoy the use of color inspired by nature and orchestrated with a sound knowledge of color theory
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Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

Big Screen TCA -- NO MOVIE

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium

Taos School of Music presents Robert McDonald Piano Recital

July 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Pianist Robert McDonald plays Bach, Chopin and Schumann
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Opening Reception: Color + Color = Color: Livingston and Estes

July 19, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Opening reception for Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes
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Jillana Ballet Annual Summer Performance

July 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Students from Jillana's summer ballet intensive dance camp perform on the TCA stage
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Taos School of Music: Young Artists Concert

July 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Enjoy these music students play Mozart, Faure and Schumann
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Big Screen TCA -- THE KING

July 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Take a roadtrip in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce and witness how Elvis and the USA lost their faith
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Missoula Children's Theatre's THE SNOW QUEEN

July 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Journey with fun-loving Hobgoblins to the “land of colored ice”!
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Missoula Children's Theatre's THE SNOW QUEEN

July 28, 2018 1:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Journey with fun-loving Hobgoblins to the “land of colored ice”!
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Big Screen TCA -- HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

July 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
"The Man who Fell to Earth" meets The Sex Pistols
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Taos School of Music: Brentano String Quartet and Thomas Sauer

July 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Works by Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovitch and others
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Big Screen TCA -- HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

July 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
"The Man who Fell to Earth" meets The Sex Pistols
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Big Screen TCA -- HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

July 31, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
"The Man who Fell to Earth" meets The Sex Pistols
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