(1964 - 1993)
Absalon was active/lived in France, Israel. Absalon is known for minimalist sculpture.
Berlin, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art
by Mark Prince
Covering all five floors of KW (Kunst-Werke), this survey of the work of the Israeli artist who renamed himself Absalon, and who died of AIDS in 1993 at the age of 28, documented a foreshortened career of bewildering productivity. Although the works on view spanned seven years, nearly all came from the first three years of the 1990s. This restriction accounted for the show's visual consistency: it resembled a single body of work stretched to its logical limits. And human limits, physical and conceptual, were the central theme.??
Like Minimalist sculpture, Absalon's six Prototype Cellules (all 1992) reflect the dimensions of the human body and the
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