Gallery Talks, Lectures and Events
Pharaoh in Canaan
Bizarre PerfectionDecember 19, 2008-June 13, 2009
Location: Weinstein Gallery, Ruth Youth Wing
Artist: Do-Ho Suh, Tom Friedman, Liza Lou, Ron Mueck, Roxy Paine, Steve Wolfe, Aaron Wolfe Herlingen, Tara Donovan, and others
Curator: Suzanne Landau
This exhibition was the second in a series illuminating juxtapositions among treasures from the Israel Museum collections, from throughout material cultural history. Bizarre Perfection celebrated the craftsmanship, skill, and dexterity involved in creating works of art and unique objects through long, labor-intensive processes, the result of which are objects so exquisite as to inspire amazement and even disbelief.