Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris

Carole Benzaken: Saviv, saviv / סביב סביב / Around, around

21.02 — 25.03.2012 | Galeria Bielska BWA

Saviv, saviv is the end of a long journey… 

Works at the exhibition were based on images from press and other media, but also movies and photographs from artist’s resources.  Acting simultaneously deep inside painted image and on surface of a digital medium, she directed a multiple theatre, which hollows together what is inside and outside, what is hidden and superficial, a collective code and individual memory. The shape of scroll early became artist’s favourite form of expression. 

About the artist

Carole Benzaken — born in 1964 in Grenoble, an extremely important figure of the European artistic ground.  The critics agreeably stated, she influenced the resumption of painting to the modern artistic ground. Uniqueness and power of her plastic creation have been quickly appreciated, and in 1994 the Fondation Cartier devoted her a whole exhibition.  The artist participated in various exhibitions in France and abroad (Villa Arson, Nice, 1995; CAPC Bordeaux, 1999; Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan, 1998; Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, 1999; Dear Painter, paint me, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2002; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and Kusthalle, Vienna; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France 2003). In 2004 she was honored with the Marcel Duchamp Prize, a year later her works were exhibited in Musée National d’Art Moderne, in 2006 in Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in 2011 she was decorated with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Her works may be found in collections of various museums, as well as in private collections around the world. Since 1993 Carole Benzaken is collaborating with the Galerie Nathalie Obadia

The exhibition Saviv saviv, organized by Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis, was realized in cooperation with Galeria Bielska BWA, The Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/ Brussels.


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