17 December 2021 - 01 June 2022
Absalon / Solutions, 1992. Video courtesy of the artist and Galeríe Chantal Crousel, Paris. © The estate of Absalon
Absalon / Cellule n°2, 1991. Centre national des arts plastiques. Paris-La Défense (France) © Estate Absalon / Cnap / crédit photo : Yves Chenot
ABSALON (Eshel Meir, dit) / Cellule n°3. Yves Bresson/Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole. ©Estate Absalon
Robert Gober / Untitled, 1985. Collection "the Box". Contemporary Art
The exhibition by the artist known as Absalon (1964, Israel-1994, France) throws new light on his key contribution to the art discourse produced during the 1990s, while, at once, engaging in a dialogue with some of the leading artists from the period such as Robert Gober, Laura Lamiel or Mona Hatoum, putting them also in relation to the work of contemporary artists such as Myriam Mihindou or Dora García.
The works by Absalon selected for the exhibition and the dialogues with the other artists give an account of how the coldness of minimalist forms was reinterpreted in an emotional and affective vocabulary, underscoring the solitude of life and relationships, as well as the connection with the human body, illness, precariousness and the finiteness of life.
Absalon, Absalon is an exhibition coproduced by Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM) and CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, where it will travel after completing its run in Valencia.