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Hand cut, painted aluminium (4mm thick) and sand, measurements variable.

World touring exhibition – shown in Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Scheveningen (Holland); Bursan Biennale, Korea; Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev (Ukraine).

The site-specific installation contains 250 hand-cut aluminium sculptures of scientific drawings from 19th century encyclopaedias. The installation suggests a world frozen in time and with a sense of nostalgia and playfulness towards discovery, the installation brings up questions regarding our methods of creating scientific knowledge and our modes of describing evolution in nature.

“Shown in Museum Beeldem Aan Zee, Scheveningen, Holland.”Evolution and Theory’… artist Zadok Ben-David fashions witty and playful visual puns to construct a provocative commentary on both the romance and realities of scientific discovery. With magical realism, Ben-David managed to create an almost surrealistic fictional reality, a deceit that announces the collapse of the partition between reality and dream.”

 - Tami Katz-Freiman, Flash Art, October 1998

2015    Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012    Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010    Busan International Art Biennale, Busan, South Korea
2007    Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong, China

2003    Cerveira International Art Biennial, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
1999    Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore
1998    Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands
1998    Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1998    San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
1997    Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
1997    Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
1995    Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London, UK

Photo credit - John C Steenwinkel, Maksim Belousov

Evolution and Theory, 2021 (Credit David Scheinman, London, 2021)_edited_edited.jpg

Evolution and Theory, 2021

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