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Sacrifice of Isaac by Menashe Kadishman

Location:Plaza in front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv
Material: Cor-ten steel
Dated: 1985

Description: Three pieces in a relationship that suggest a story

Caption: Menashe Kadishman was born in Tel Aviv in 1932, and began his artistic career in the early sixties as a minimalist sculptor in London and become a pioneer of conceptual art in the late sixties. His work from this period was well-represented at the 1971-72 show at the Haus Lange Museum in Krefeld. An important international indication of the artist's need to bring nature back into the museum halls was made by Kadishman at the 1978 Venice Biennial when he appeared as a 'shepherd' with live sheep.
From "Art and Nature", by Mordechai Omen www.kadishman.com/articles/general/On%20Menas...

The sculpture was a gift from Rachel and Dov Gottesman to the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art

To see other sculptures by Menashe Kadishman: 
Hitromemut at Habima Square in Tel Aviv: ]http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?mode=preview&art=hitromemut-or-uprise-
Birth at Tefen Industrial Park: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=birth-1
Birth at Sheba Medical Center: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=birth
Continuum at Weizmann Institute: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=continuum
Suspense at Tel Aviv University: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=sacrifice-of-isaac-1

 

References: About the artist: http://www.kadishman.com
About The Sacrifice of Isaac: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_of_Isaac

 
 

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