In her site-specific exhibition, “Donkey’s Ears,” Eden Bannet has installed sculptural hybrids constructing a sculptural mis-en-scène. Found by chance, most of the materials and instruments used for the actualization of these hybrids were unmistakably everyday utilitarian rather than artistic objects. To her usual images and treated or untreated objects, which she has been “hoarding” intuitively (rather than collecting or appropriating deliberately) and which sometime can be decipher only in retrospect, she added here allusions and references to the human body, as if it was also a found object, or “still life.” Investigating the anatomical, cultural and socio-political meanings of the human body, Bannet raises questions about human labor, leisure culture, the body in the private and public spheres, motion and relaxation, virtuosity, the body as a tool and an instrument, and body representations in art history in general and in the history of sculpture in particular.
Studies: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (BFA, 2006)
One-person exhibitions: HaKibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016), Jerusalem Artists’ House (2015), Tempo Rubato Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014), Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2012), Haifa Museum of Art (2010), the New & Bad Gallery, Tel Aviv (2007).
Selected group exhibitions: Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2015), Haifa Museum of Art (2014), Bat Yam Museum of Art (2013), Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan (2010), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy and Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv (2009).
In the Project Room: Liliane Klapisch, Construction Works – from the Bineth Family Collection, Tel Aviv.
Gallery talk and catalogue launching: Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 12 noon.