GO SEE: Michal Rovner’s “Makom II” at PaceWildenstein, February 13 – March 15

February 14th, 2008

Michal Rovner and Makom II sculpture via The New York Sun

The artist Michal Rovner will presents February 13 to March 15 her new work called “Makom II” at Pace Wildenstein West 22nd street gallery in Manhattan. The exhibition is notable for featuring a 60-ton archeological sculpture built on site called “Makom II”.

The artist and eight masons spent two weeks in New York City constructing the cubic structure. The stones come from many areas in Israel and The West Bank. Ms Rovner says that the aim of this work was to merge different history and origins in a piece “I wouldn’t be interested if the stones were all from one place”.

Michal Rovner’s work is in several permanent collections worldwide including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, The Guggenheim Museum New York, Bibliotheque Nationale Paris, Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma. The artist completed a previous sculpture called Makom I, which has been sold to a private collector its exhibition in England.

Michal Rovner, Makom II [ArtCal]
Michal Rovner at PaceWildenstein [PaceWildenstein]
A Sense of Place, Stone by Stone [The New York Sun]