Sotheby’s will host its first selling exhibition of outdoor sculpture in Asia with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Parks Board presenting 17 works by award-winning international sculptor Zadok Ben-David against the magnificent backdrop of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 23 October2012 to 31 January 2013.
For the exhibition at Singapore Botanic Gardens this autumn, Ben-David has created 12 new works, drawn from themes from some of his most powerful sculpture series. Figures, trees and butterflies are entwined in works which challenge our perceptions of reality. Each is a unique creation made of Corten (or “weathering”) steel. When exposed to the elements, the steel rusts, forming as it does so, a constantly regenerating protective coating. In keeping with the subject matter of Zadok Ben-David’s work, this continuous cycle evolves before our eyes, mirroring the changing seasons of nature.
Speaking about the forthcoming exhibition, Zadok Ben-David said: “This is the first time I have created such a large and concentrated installation in one open public location. The works on show span several years, but I have made 12 of the 16 sculptures in the last few months. It is a totally new departure to be able to show my work in a variety of landscapes – in water and green spaces – and to see them working together.”
The exhibition is partly sponsored by Bank Sarasin, and will be free and open to the public.
23 October 2012 – 31 January 2013
Singapore Botanic gardens
Open to the public, Mon – Sun: 05:00-00:00
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