Keren Benbenisty, ‘AAOUE #124-2’, 2017, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2017

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Keren Benbenisty is an Israeli artist who lives and works in New York. Employing photography, drawing, video, and installation, Benbensity produces “contemporary relics” that bridge diverse cultures and contest linear perceptions of time. This print is featured in Benbenisty’s first artist book A A O UE (2016) in which the artist deconstructs images of 17th-century porcelain from a 1986 Japan Society catalogue of the Burghley House Collection. Deconstruction of the ready-made images involved the disassembly of the publication and careful removal of most of the text and photographic surfaces. Through this drawing by erasure, the artist altered the porcelain simulacra thereby transforming them into a series of unique artworks infused with new cultural, social and political significance. Benbenisty has held numerous fellowships in New York most recently at Residency Unlimited, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and ISCP in Brooklyn. Her work was recently acquired by the Tel-Aviv Museum in Israel.
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