Absalon, Cell 3 (Proto­type): New York, 1992. Wood, cardboard, paint, fabric, and neon tubes, dimensions variable.


Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Twenty years have passed since the death of the Israeli-French artist Absalon at the age of 29. This show, a revised version of a comprehensive exhibition mounted two years ago at Berlin’s KW Institute of Contemporary Art, featured installations, sculptures, models, preparatory sketches, and video works loaned from museums and private collections around the world. In Tel Aviv, “The White City,” with its hundreds of International/ Bauhaus-style buildings, the artist’s spare, all-white constructions seemed most at home. Solutions (1992) provided a valuable introduction to Absalon’s personalized spatial language. In the video, he appears in an almost bare white cell, carrying out a succession of domestic activities such as sitting, eating… see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.