Sarit Cohen: The Void
The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti, at the Craft ACT gallery, brought new perspectives and appreciation to Enrico’s beautiful and important work. Fifteen artists were invited to respond to, or reimagine, Enrico’s work. After receiving the blessing from Enrico to pursue this programming, the artists enjoyed an opportunity to meet with the architect to better understand his practice. The exhibition title arose from that briefing, when Enrico explained his work as designing voids. Enrico has described Canberra, when he first saw it in 1955, a the ‘perfect void’, a city unfettered by history and tradition, an ideal place to push boundaries and start anew.
Cohen’s works, which will be seen in Drill Hall Gallery in 2019, will reappear after their inclusion in the 2018 exhibition The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti, at the Craft ACT gallery. As a solo encore appearance, Cohen’s work is responsive to the profound legacy of design left across Canberra by architect, Enrico Taglietti. Cohen captures in her work the ongoing resonance of Taglietti’s vision in the Utopian theme of this year’s DESIGN Canberra festival.