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Installation at the Haifa Museum, Haifa

Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman, 2009

Photos: Hilit Kadouri

"The grotesque characterizes all of Assi Meshullam's works, which deal with different anxieties and the fear of death. In his early works, he achieved this through digital manipulations of his skinny, hairy body – the antithesis of the ideal male body. His self-cloning and distortion reached their apex when he started creating human-animal hybrids. He later went on to create horrific installations which included severed body organs, body parts, and sick animals – images meant to repel and disgust, sarcastic allegories of perversion and distortion. All of this reflects a cruel, chaotic and violent world, exposing man's total vulnerability to the seeds of evil contained within himself..."

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