"LITTLE DEATHS" - Rue des Quatre Fils, Paris

October 14, 2023 to November 17, 2023
Opening reception October 14, 2023, 4 - 7 PM

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RX&SLAG is delighted to present Little Deaths a solo exhibition featuring recent works by Tirtzah Bassel. This is Bassel's first solo show at RX&SLAG, Paris.


In her inaugural exhibition at the esteemed RX&SLAG in Paris, Tirtzah Bassel presents a continuation of her long-standing project, "Canon in Drag." Commencing three years prior, the initial presentation of this thought-provoking series debuted in 2022 at the SLAG & RX in New York. Centered around the deconstruction of societal norms perpetuated by patriarchal structures, Bassel draws inspiration from an ancient Mesopotamian myth, specifically the embodiment of Inanna/Ishtar. As an incomparable deity of love and war, Inanna/Ishtar exudes unwavering power and embraces her autonomy. Indeed, it is from this ancient narrative, relayed by history's very first poet, that Bassel masterfully dismantles established codes and reimagines the annals of artistic history. By presenting fresh imagery, Bassel ingeniously seeks to stimulate a collective reboot of consciousness.

On view at RX&SLAG - Paris 

16, Rue des Quatre Fils, 75003, Paris

About the artist, Tirtzah Bassel

Tirtzah Bassel was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1979. She studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University. 

Bassel has exhibited her work at Kunstverein Viernheim, Germany (2017), BRIC Arts Media Center, Brooklyn, NY (2016), FOR-SITE Foundation, California (2018), The Visual Arts Center, New Jersey (2015), and Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn (2015). Recent projects include Platform in partnership with David Zwirner Gallery (2022), Natasha Arselan Gallery, London, UK (2022), and Martha’s Contemporary, Austin, TX (2022).

Bassel’s work has been reviewed in Frieze MagazineHyperallergic, The Boston Globe,KQED, San Francisco Chronicle, The Art NewspaperHuffington Post, Arts in Bushwick, Le Monde Diplomatique, Artspiel, Lilith Magazine, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio 4: Front Row among others.

Tirtzah Bassel is a faculty member in the Visual and Critical Studies Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a resident artist in the Chashama Workspace Program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Bassel is represented by SLAG&RX, New York.

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Tirtzah Bassel