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KEREN BENBENISTY
 
FOREVER YOUNG
KEREN BENBENISTY, NICOLAS BOULARD, BETH CAMPBELL, LIU CHUANG, AURELIE DUBOIS, CHOUROUK HRIECH, CIPRIAN MURESAN, VLADIMIR NIKOLIC, ANA PRVACKI, CLEMENT RODZIELSKI, SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU, STEPHANE VIGNY
 
Untitled, 2008, artist’s fingerprints on 3 wood panels, 375 x 244 x 1 cm, ph. Rémy Lidereau
Untitled (OVER), stainless steel, 2008, 148 x 135 x 0,6 cm
 
Keren Benbenisty, who graduated in 2004 from Ensba (Paris Beaux-Arts School) with the jury’s congratulations, is equally devoted to sculpture as to drawing and video often using ephemeral materials and liquids such as ink or oil, in order to explore processes such as transformation and vanishing. Her approach evokes duality, encounters, « impossible love », the intervening space is symbolic as well as physical.
For this exhibition, Keren Benbenisty reinterprets such generic, global cultural icons as Hokusai’s wave, that legendary print owned by Monet, which she reproduces on a post-Pop scale, replacing the engraving ink with her own fingerprints. Her sculpture Over reprises the famous work by Robert Indiana, which she appropriates and makes into a symbol of the end of utopias in this age of doubt and disenchantment.
 
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