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Morning Light (sheep + sheep)
1993 - travertine stone and iron

The artist chose to work in the area around the old farmhouse that hosted his one-man show in 1993 and, long before, had been home to the Fattoria's shepherd. Kadishman cut out the figures of sheep, each in a different pose, from large slabs of travertine which he then lay on the ground in the front yard as well as in the pastures around the house. As planned, the grass has grown through the slabs' empty spaces, thereby forming a herd of sheep made of a natural material.
In the same farmyard, a small space bordered by a low stone wall hosts a second herd of sheep. This time, the forms are made from iron rods which rise, twisting, from the ground. Each one bears the same "mask": a sheep's head cut from thick plates of iron.

Menashe Kadishman

Menashe Kadishman was born in Tel Aviv in 1932 and he lived and worked in Tel Hashomer for many years before his death in 2015. Among his one-man shows we recall here: Haifa Auditorium, Haifa (1994); Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (1994); Artists' House, Tel Aviv (1995); Beer Sheba Visual Art Center (1997); National Gallery of Art, Beijing (1997); De Beyrd, Breda (1998); Roemer-una Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim (1998); Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou (1998); National Gallery of Fine Arts, Bankok (1998); Guan Shanyue Museum, Shenzen (1998); Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen (1999); Singapore Art Museum (1999); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1999); Frans Halmuseum, Haarlem (2000); Fortezza Savolinna, Helsinki (2000); Philbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma (2001); Beit Kener, Rishon Lezion, Israel (2001); Jewish Museum, Berlin (2002); Hamud Elkara Gallery, Daliat Al Carmel, Israel (2003); Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art (2005); Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome (2008).  
Among his many permanent public artworks we recall here those at LeHigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Jewish Museum, Berlin; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY.

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Menashe Kadishman: Luce del Mattino

Casapeppe and Campo degli Olivi; Temporary exhibition by Menashe Kadishman entitled Luce del Mattino. Presentation by Stefania Gori and Miranda B. MacPhail.

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