Formerly a dentist and currently an art advisor, Philippe Cohen started to collect 30 years ago and his collection – which has a focus on Appropriation, Relational Aesthetics and Post-Conceptual Art – includes artworks by artists from his own generation, such as Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe and Douglas Gordon, artists from previous generations, such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Allan McCollum and Haim Steinbach, and younger artists such as Claire Fontaine, Mircea Cantor, Tino Sehgal, Loris Gréaud, Laurent Montaron and Jonathan Monk. During his conversation with Nicola Trezzi, Cohen – who moved to Israel from Paris five years ago – will share stories and anecdotes about his encounters and friendships with artists and how the field of art has changed since he started collecting. This conversation is held in conjunction with “Jonathan Monk: Exhibit Model Six – The Tel Aviv Version” and it is part of a series which – inspired by Monk’s multifaceted practice – features meetings with the following figures in the field of art: the artist, the editor, the collector and the curator.
The event will be held in English.
Reversal of Fortune, 2014
Textile, mirrored foil, wood, paint, 225 × 100 × 60 cm (approx.)
Collection of Philippe Cohen, Herzliya (Israel)
Conversation | Philippe Cohen with Nicola Trezzi
January 15, 2020