Adina Bar-On

Israel

Adina Bar-On is widely recognized to be Israel’s first performance artist, creating work since the 1970s. Her performances are remarkable for their sensitivity, emotional depth, and for Bar-On’s willingness to tackle difficult and controversial subjects. Bar-On lives and works in Tel-Aviv, dividing her time between teaching (performance and visual communication) and her art practice, which includes performance art and video. In the past several years she has toured extensively in Europe and Asia. This is her first trip to Canada. A book about her work in English and Hebrew was published in 2001 with the support of the Herzliya Museum of Art in Israel.


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed