In 2016, Hinden graduated with honors from The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (BFA Magna Cum Laude), following an exchange period at The University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK). Currently, an MA student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp’s photography programme. Shortly after graduating from Bezalel, Hinden exhibited his first solo exhibition Remodeling at the WTA Gallery Barcelona (2016) and in 2018, presented his second solo show entitled Relative Humidity at Artspace TLV. Among the numerous group exhibitions and art fairs, Hinden participated in Madrid’s art week (2019), Function.Anomy at Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf (Berlin, 2019), Fresh Paint Art Fair (2017 & 2018) and displayed his work in different institutions such as Viktoria Kaserne (Hamburg), Braverman Gallery (TLV) and Art Cube Artists’ Studios (Jerusalem). In addition, Hinden has also curated several projects and exhibitions such as Talking Bones (2017), No Rainbows Without Rain (2019) & Last Call (2020).
Description of the work
Mixed media, archival pigment print
The work is based on an original artifact that was put up for forced auction in 1937 at the Paul Graupe auction house in Berlin, and it was one of the largest private art collections auctioned during Nazi regime. Parrot is a part of an on-going project and visual study, based on a correspondence between the provenance researcher of the collector’s case and the artist, Assaf Hinden. The work is made by 3D modelling tracing, based on archival images of the acclaimed artifact (see images below). By different visual actions, the project assigns the missing artifacts a new function, while offering alternative ways of collecting, cataloging and preserving.