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David Rabinovitch I Residency from January to September 1994

David Rabinowitch was born in 1943 in Toronto,Canada. He lives and works in New York.

Recognized in the arts internationally for 40 years, David Rabinowitch regulary exhibits at the Annemarie Gallery in Zurich and at the Peter Blum Gallery in New York. He exhibited at the National Gallery in Ottowa, Canada, and at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in Switzerland in 2004; in 1999 at the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, at the Starmach Gallery in Krakow and at the Museum of Modern Art of Niepolomice in Poland; in 1988 at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the U.S.A.; and in 1993 at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, France.

Rabinowitch produces minimilist sculptures in steel of large dimensions. The works are not vertical, but stretch out horizontally on the floor, counterpointed by perforated vertical holes. His sculptures appear as zones of perception where the various aspects of the work, independant from one another, vary with the position of the viewer as he moves around the work.

Rabinowitch's creative approach is original and in certain terms unique, as it asks the viewer to look at the work from several points of view, making it impossible to see the complexity of the work fully from a single position. It is as if the world was founded on a succession of unique aspects, that while related, are irreconcilable.

During his residence at the Atelier Calder, he produced a work based on the Chartreuse du Liget in Chelillé sur Indrois, in the Touraine region. The creative proposition by the artist for this ancient convent was a series of designs for a possible monumental sculpture spread out over the entire area in the enclosure of the Chartreuse du Liget. The organization of the space made an echo to previous research led by the artist for several years: the Chartreuse du Liget is comprised of autonomous zones, yet conceived as a unity. The architecture being closely tied to his creative research, this project presents all the esthetic preoccupations for this project in graphic and sculptural terms, at once rigorous and concise.

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