Lee Nevo

Dis-play (or the sexual and social anthology of the ejection seat)

Year: 2021
Material: Wall clock, one smoked and some unsmoked cigarettes
Dimensions: 22 × 22 × 4 cm
Edition: 4 + 2 AP
Price: 390 €

Through a playful approach to the world-constituting properties of language, Lee Nevo reinterprets habits of using and viewing objects: „Display“ in German means both indication (in the sense of displaying a time) and presentation surface (in the sense of a pedestal, for example). Her clock, which she asserts as a table object through sculptural intervention (hanging or laying), becomes a time-sensitive pedestal for a contemporary vanitas object suitable for everyday use. The places where the cigarette butts are deposited adapt to the movement of the clock hands and their light breeze creates a meditative pattern in the ash. The artist and the buyer create the artwork together, within a drag on a cigarette.


Lee Nevo (b. 1984 in Jerusalem, lives in Tel Aviv and Brussels) graduated from Bezalel Academy Tel Aviv in 2021 and works with sculpture, installation and sound. In 2022 she is a fellow at Artport Tel Aviv and in 2019 she had a residency at the Bronner Residency in Düsseldorf. Nevo has had solo exhibitions at the Cité des Arts gallery, Paris (2018) and Museum for Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (2016). Her works have been part of exhibitions at Dortmunder Kunstverein (2022), Ventilator at Senate Gallery of the University of the Negev, ISR (2021), and 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art (2016), among others.

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