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Nahum Tevet: Works, 1994–2006February 1, 2007-June 17, 2007
Location: Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Nahum Tevet
Curator: Sarit Shapira
Media: Sculpture, installation
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date featuring the work of leading Israeli artist Nahum Tevet. Tevet's sculpted works speak their own enduring language, reflecting an ongoing relationship with avant garde sculpture and an acute awareness of the connections between sculpture and modern architecture, while incorporating images bound to the history and sociology of Israeli culture. Over the previous thirty years, his unique method has achieved international recognition and has also influenced many younger Israeli artists. This exhibition focused on the latest chapter in his oeuvre: sculptural environments from 1994 to the present, including the monumental Seven Walks and Several Things, which has only just now been completed. Also on display were earlier works by Tevet, mainly from the 1970s, which provided a kind of formal glossary for the later works.