Between Testimony and Narration

Artist Yvette Brackman and Rita Lipson in conversation with Heidi Laura

Wednesday 23 August, 16:00

events, conversation, Onsite

Yvette Brackman, Of Living and of the Dead, film still, 2012

On 1 September HEIRLOOM – center for art and archive will presents a new strand of programming, where studio, exhibition, mediation and consultancy are combined under the title I’m an Archive. Yvette Brackman will in this connection show her installation Moe Mir (‘My World’ in Russian).

As a preliminary event leading up to the exhibition, HEIRLOOM has invited Yvette Brackman, Rita Lipson and Heidi Laura to engage in a conversation about Brackman’s installation which unfolds a collection of photos from Brackman’s family, a family made up of Jewish Russian immigrants who fled Stalin’s Russia and scattered all over the world.

The event will be in English.


Rita Lipson, PhD began teaching at Yale in 1976, specializing in 19th and 20th-century Russian literature. Among the courses she has taught at Yale are Chekhov: Drama in Prose and Chekhov in Russian. She served as Dean of Ezra Stiles College at Yale from 1982 to 1990. She received the Yale Award in Teaching Excellence in 1992. She retired from teaching in 2013 and continues to live in New Haven and visits her daughter annually in Denmark.

Yvette Brackman is an artist whose work explores the body's relationship to space and memory. Her work is represented in several public collections, including the Danish National Gallery. She is currently a Mads Øvlisen practice-based postdoctoral fellow at the Danish National Gallery. Between 2000 and 2007 she served as Head of the Department of Wall and Space at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.