Giacometti’s Granddaughter as a Supermodel
Eran Shakine (Israel)
Bronze and steel
“Once you strip off everything we use in order to distinguish ourselves from one another, we all have the same basic need: We all want to be happy.
Eran Shakine was born in Israel to a French father and a Hungarian mother, both of whom were survivors of the Holocaust. Shakine is influenced by the 20th century sculptor Alberto Giacometti, who drew upon the forms of the men and women frozen in time by the volcanic ash of the Pompeii eruption. Where Giacometti’s attenuated figures were abstract, Shakine roots his more concretely in the present with high heels and handbags, opening up a conversation about how the female body is represented in modern sculpture.