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Line 1-2-3+4+5
1982 - white concrete, stainless steel, wood

One line of white cement, drawn across a sloping field in the park, is interrupted by trees and thus divided into three segments. The line crosses through a bamboo forest and comes to an end by the shores of the lake.
The installation has been laid out in a way that emphasizes the symmetrical, logical structure of the park's original design. Beyond, the lake's rippling water softly rocks the fourth fragment of the line which Karavan added in 1989: a boat in bright stainless steel that blends into the water while continuing, in its shape and size, the concrete line. Thus visitors can, ideally, continue their straight path even across the lake's surface.
In 1999, the artist returned to the site to erect a square column, using the line's same white concrete, on the western side of the field, thus occupying the entire area.

Dani Karavan

Dani Karavan was born in Tel Aviv in 1930 and lives and works between that city and Paris.
Among his many solo exhibition we recall here the travelling show of 1994-95 in Japan: Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura; Museum Ohara, Kurashiki; Museum Miyagi, Sendai; Museum Tsukuba, Ibaraki; Municipal Museum, Mie; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo. Other one-man shows include the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, (1997); Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1997); four projects for the SMAC (Sistema Metropolitana d'Arte Contemporanea, Regione Toscana) held at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Centro per l'arte contemporanea "L. Pecci", Prato; Gori Collection - Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia; Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia (1999); IVAM, Valencia (2002); Galera d'art Horizon & Centre Bonastruc Ca Porta, Girona, Spain (2004); National Museum of Architecture, Moscow (2002).
In 2007-2008 an important retrospective started at the Museum of Art, Tel Aviv to travel to the Staatliche Museen and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, followed by the Setagaya Museum of Art in Tokyo and the Nagasaki Municipal Art Museum.

His permanent site specific works are found all over the world. Here we recall  the ones in Beer Sheva, Israel; Wolfsohn Park, Tel Aviv; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; Cergy Pontoise, Paris; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; Port Bou, Spain;  UNESCO headquarters, Paris; Nitzana (Israel-Egypt border); Goslar, Germany; Città della Scienza, Naples; Art Museum, Tel Aviv; Dialysis Pavilion, Pistoia; Parco della Padula, Carrara. In April 2009 he inaugurated Tempo, a site specific artwork at the Calenzano exit of the A1 highway in Italy.

For information: www.danikaravan.com

Events

Sol LeWitt: Pencil Lines in Four Directions and All of Their Combinations on Black Squares
10.07.2004

Casapeppe; July 10, a site specific exhibition by Sol LeWitt, Pencil Lines in Four Directions and All of Their Combinations on Black Squares. At the same time, the artist constructed the permanent site specific artwork 1-2-3-2-1 for the yard of Casapeppe

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