Watch a Video Profile of Tamar Getter
In the video, Tamar discusses image-making and reflects on her extensive artistic career that spans painting, video, performance and stage projects
Watch a video profile of Tamar Getter offered by Artis. In the video, Tamar discusses image-making and reflects on her extensive artistic career that spans painting, video, performance and stage projects.
Tamar’s large scale painting installations are multidimensional and often incorporate text to tell stories through new voices and perspectives. A Letter to Joseph Beuys (1975) marks the first time that Tamar used long format text in her work. In the piece, Tamar writes a letter to the artist about the experience of marginality and feeling the need to be rescued. The letter reflects on Tamar’s identity as an artist working in Israel, which, she felt, was isolated from the Western art world. Describing the use of storytelling in her work, Tamar says, “I thought that if I put text in [my] paintings, it is a way to open space [up] to… things that you don’t see, and that you have to imagine. For me, it was a way to change the way of viewing things.”