Back to All Events


Bat-Ami Rivlin,  Untitled (DUCT TAPE, LED, CORD, BALLAST) , 2019. Duct tape, LED circular light bulb, extension cord, ballast. Image courtesy of the artist.

Bat-Ami Rivlin, Untitled (DUCT TAPE, LED, CORD, BALLAST), 2019. Duct tape, LED circular light bulb, extension cord, ballast. Image courtesy of the artist.

Bat-Ami Rivlin:

Curated by Nicole Kaack

May 3 — 22, 2019

May 3, 6-8 PM | Opening reception

May 10, 7 PM | Screening of video work by Bat-Ami Rivlin in conjunction with a reading by Emily Toder from her new book Waste NARS Project Space

Featuring a new body of work by Bat-Ami Rivlin, It All Trembles is a study in the tenderness of constraint. Rivlin describes the mutual desire and emulation of object and anatomy in work that is active with symbolic inter-penetrations of the body and its counterparts. Rivlin strikes a rhythmic repetition that parallels both a capitalistic drive and a simulation of pleasure, troubling consumption as the point of convergence between violence and desire.

Bat-Ami Rivlin (b.1991) is a sculpture and mixed media artist based in New York City. Her work focuses on found materials that explore bodily functionalities in different social and artificial spaces. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as David & Schweitzer Contemporary, NARS Foundation, BronxArtSpace, Time Square Space, and Knockdown Center. Rivlin is the recipient of awards such as the SVA Bronze Casting grant at the MANA Contemporary Ben Keating Foundry, the David Berg Foundation Scholarship, and the Artis Fund Scholarship. Her work was featured in publications such as ArtSlant, Peripheral Vision Arts, and BTR Today.

Nicole Kaack is an independent curator and writer based in Queens, NY. She is the current Curatorial Fellow at The Kitchen, New York, as well as Administrative Fellow at the Photographic Collections Preservation Project (PCPP). Kaack's writing has been published by Whitehot Magazine, artcritical, Art Viewer, SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ, Artforum, and The Brooklyn Rail. She has also contributed texts to I will set a stage for you (HOLOHOLO, 2019) and to Recto / Verso (Hauser & Wirth, 2018). Kaack has organized at The Kitchen, Assembly Room, NURTUREart, CRUSH, the Re: Art Show, and Small Editions. Kaack’s projects include of missing out and prompt:.

Earlier Event: May 3
Biodesign Lab