Tomer Sapir | Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art

Curators: Dalia Levin, Daria Kaufmann and Ghila Limon
Sep. 8, 2012 - Dec. 29, 2012

Born in Israel, 1977.

Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index 2010-2012, 2010-2012, Mixed media

Tomer Sapir’s work Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index 2010-2012 features a range of fascinating objects displayed in beautiful glass cases, which appear to form a cohesive collection of specimens found in nature. Viewers intuitively attempt to discover the common denominator shared by these objects, and the logic underlying their “collection” and “classification.” A sustained examination, however, reveals that discovering such an underlying logic is an impossible task. As Sapir himself states, “I attempt to create a world that exists in a twilight zone between fiction and reality”.

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