November 28, 2010
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For the first time such a comprehensive exhibition of Absalon has opened at KW, Institute for Contemporarty Art.

Israeli artist Absalon ((1964-1993) born under the name of Meir Eshel, the name he has changed to attributes to the Avshalom, favorite son of King David, meant as synonym of revolt) made everything possible to escape to Paris in 1987 and to devote himself to art.

The center of his works is the experimenting with pure abstract geometric volumes: circles, squares, cylinders, organised into spaces. These object arrangement consolidated in the “Cellules” (1992, Prototype)series, which contain individualised “living cells”. Absalon intended to expose these ascetic living units in 6 metropoles: Paris, New York, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt and Zurich; the plan, however, was interrupted by his premature death.

Absalon’s work “Disposition” (4th floor at the exhibition) represents the  space filled entirely with  forms and structures, a complex interplay of white volumes and shadows, which recalls  abandoned ruins  of a modernist city under bright southern sun..

The exhibition includes also video, drawings and gouaches.

ABSALON (28.11.2010-20.02.2011)

Tue-Sat 12-19 pm, Thursdays until 21:00

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69

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