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INSTALLATION: OLIVIA GUTERSON: AT OUR TABLE
OLIVIA GUTERSON: AT OUR TABLE
March 25–April 4, 2021
At Our Table is a reimagining of a Passover table constructed from locally sourced, discarded single-use plastics, illuminating the concept of convenience, throwaway culture, and environmental responsibility during a holiday centered on the joy and the sacrifices necessary in finding our own personal liberation.
Every Passover, Jews around the world give up leavened bread – hametz. It’s a sacrifice they make willingly to recall their ancestors’ journey from slavery to freedom. But this year, Reboot and Jonathan Bines, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! have created Plastover, asking Jews to make another kind of sacrifice – choosing to mindfully free ourselves from the plague of plastic waste by committing to eliminate the use of single-use plastic for the eight days of Passover. The goal is to add something more contemporary and directly meaningful into the holiday and have an immediate impact on the world.
At Our Table is a key piece of Plastover. Click here to learn more about Plastover.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Olivia Guterson is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Gallup, New Mexico, based in Detroit. She is deeply influenced by the textures, landscapes, and patterns of her upbringing in the Southwest, as well as her Jewish and African heritage. She works predominantly in black and white for its stability, intensity, and honesty while incorporating ancestral patterns and narratives. Olivia studied at the Evergreen State College, Washington State. In 2020, she curated her first exhibition, “The Space Between” at the Ann Arbor Art Center. She presently is a resident at Sibyls Shrine and AS220’s Practice//Practice. Private and public collections where her works can be found include: Detroit Art Collection, Library Street Collective, Shinola Hotel, and ROI in Jerusalem. Her work has been shown at the Arab American National Museum, Art Week Miami, JADA Art Fair, Norwest Gallery, Detroit Artist Market, Ann Arbor Art Center, and more.