It is (promised and) written, an exhibition by Eric Gottesman

June 5, 2010 - 14:00 to June 29, 2010 - 19:00

Throughout history, people have promised to do things. They promise to love you, to give you what is rightfully yours, to help you, to pay you, to protect you, to liberate you. Sometimes they keep these promises and sometimes they do not. 


It is written is a participatory art project exploring the meaning of a "promise," how it differs from a "declaration" or an "aspiration," and what happens when someone does not do what they say they will do. 


ERIC GOTTESMAN is a collaborative artist working with photography and video. For the last ten years, he has been working with Sudden Flowers, a children's art collective in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that he co-founded. His work has been supported by institutions such as the Open Society Institute, the Opportunity Fund, and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and has earned many fellowships as well as being a recipient of the 2009 Artadia Award. He is the creator of the book, May the Finest in the World Always Accompany You! Eric is presently a 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow in Art in Amman, Jordan.


The exhibit opened June 15th and was until the 29th


Video installation



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