On View> Israeli Pavilion from the 2012 Venice Biennale Headed to New York

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Monday, March 4, 2013
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Fernando Guerra, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv, 2012.

Fernando Guerra, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv, 2012.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture is bringing Aircraft Carrier, the 2012 Israeli pavilion at the Venice Biennale, to New York. The exhibit—one of the most pointedly political statements at the biennale—confronts the influence of the United States and its foreign policy in the Middle East and how it has affected Israeli architecture. The pavilion points to the year 1973 and the OPEC oil crises as a watershed in global capitalism when American strategic interests helped enable a new level of corporate architecture in Israel. The resulting reflected glass skyscrapers set against the optimism of Tel Aviv’s White City could not be more a poignant modernist image.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by German publisher Hatje Cantz and edited by the curators, which contextualizes the phenomena in larger transformative processes. The book include texts by Milton Friedman, Justin Fowler, and Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and visual works by participating artists Florian Holzherr, Nira Pereg, Jan Tichy, Assaf Evron, and Fernando Guerra.

Exhibition Opening: March 7, 2013, 7PM
Exhibition: March 7 – April, 29 2013

Nira Pereg, Scenario, 2012, 6 min. 3-channel video installition, HD.

Nira Pereg, Scenario, 2012, 6 min. 3-channel video installition, HD.

Merchandise Photography by Florian Holzherr.

Merchandise Photography by Florian Holzherr.

 

Florian Holzherr, Ayalon Shopping Mall, Ramat Gan, 2012.

Florian Holzherr, Ayalon Shopping Mall, Ramat Gan, 2012.

Tal Erez, no conflict resolution (Merchandise from the store of historical events), 2012.

Tal Erez, no conflict resolution (Merchandise from the store of historical events), 2012.

 

One Response to “On View> Israeli Pavilion from the 2012 Venice Biennale Headed to New York”

  1. Nathalia says:

    I had the opportunity to be in Venice and see this exibihtion a little over a week ago. I absolutely LOVED The Life Between Buildings 360 experience. Is there any possibility that you will release the short films online or along with The Human Scale doc? I only had the opportunity to see 2.5 of them due to time constraints. Both the thinking behind and the execution of the videos was thought provoking for all types of designers. I wished I had time to see The Human Scale documentary in the other room, so I am really excited to hear that it will be available in 2013! If all of this material becomes available, I will definitely be sharing it with all my fellow designers.

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