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This is the website for the artist and sculptor David Jacobson. Please use the menu links to view selected works, solo exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions will be announced on this website and if you would like to get in touch please use the form on the contact page.

Time Space Existence

At the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

Exhibition Open Now

22 May 2021 – 21 November 2021
Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice – Italy

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE is an interdisciplinary project involving artists, architects, and designers bringing small and large scale installations. The exhibition, organised by the European Cultural Centre – Italy, takes place in the beautiful gardens of Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice.

“Social Distancing/Footprints” is the sculpture that best illustrates the connection, and segue between the stone sculptures intended for the Venice Architecture Biennale that was to open in May 2020 under the auspices of The European Cultural Centre in the Giardini Della Marinaressa and Earth Lung the site-specific sculpture made for Open Space exhibition in the gardens,  and my response to Covid19.

Ironically perhaps the original set of footprints were made in 1982 when I never used water. The second pair were made to be included in the Biennale with the stone sculptures. Footprints have always interested me as a signifier for gravity and also of humankind’s presence on earth and the moon. With the arrival of Covid19 and social distancing, I had an opportunity to include these pieces in a purposeful way. May You Live in Interesting times indeed!

New Book: As Still As Stone – Come Ferma È la Pietra

David Jacobson Sculptor

Schwante Castle is a special place. Surrounded by the fields and forests of Upper Havelland, the baroque Schwante Castle is located only 25 km northwest of Berlin, and yet you find yourself in a different world. The castle was built between 1741 and 1743 by Erasmus Wilhelm von Redern and his wife Catharina Elisabeth von Bredow. The building, with its wonderfully structured facade, is assumed to have been designed by Georg von Knobelsdorff, the architect of Frederik the Great.
Schloss Schwante has served as a manor and family home for centuries. It is their goal to create a lively environment for art, nature and delight at Schlossgut Schwante. The centerpiece of the grounds is the ten-hectare sculpture park,

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In 2018 I was informed that Meridian Metaphor was to be thrown away, an act it is better I do not comment on. After contacting the site offices I arranged for the sculpture to be removed to an architectural salvage yard to store them until a new site could be found. Fortunately, the architects from Birch were visiting the salvage yard soon after and contacted me to inquire about their availability. we agreed to install the work at Birch.

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Time Space Existence

Exhibitions

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE

At the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

22 May 2021 – 21 November 2021

Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice – Italy

29 August 2020 – 16 February 2021
Giardini della Marinaressa, Venice – Italy

Ongoing

Localita Carignoni, Camaiore (Lu), Italia

2008 – Basler Africa Bibliographien, Basle

2007 – Chanly Gallery, London

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