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"Territories: Issues of Space"
2003-11-14 until 2004-01-04
Witte de With Center for Contemportary Art
After its presentation at Kunst-Werke in Berlin this summer, Witte de With is proud to present the exhibition Territories. Territories was curated by Anselm Franke, in collaboration with the architects Eyal Weizman, Rafi Segal and Stefano Boeri. Territories examines the production of space, its conquest, occupation, defense, and control. It assembles works by architects and artists engaged in examining these strategic territorial features and questioning their mechanisms of representation. The projects reflect the increasing interest in interdisciplinary methods and practices in the fields of geography, architecture and the planning of space.
Participants: An Architektur, Ariella Azoulay, Amir Balaban, Sharon Balaban, Yael Bartana, Daniel Bauer, Stefano Boeri, Zvi Efrat, Nadav Harel, Nir Kafri, Joachim Koester, Milutin Labudovic, Armin Linke, Multiplicity, Sharon Rotbard, Rafi Segal, Eran Schaerf, Sean Snyder, Eyal Weizman.
At Witte de With, the exhibition's main focus is the examination of the political role of architecture in Israel and the Middle East. The territories of Israel and Palestine provide an intense and violent "laboratory" for the working of a territorial conflict of global significance. It presents us with an arsenal of extreme conditions in which global and generic forms are organized by national, religious and strategic imperative.
November 22, 2 - 6 p.m.
TERRITORIES, DISCUSSION 1: The Politics of Verticality. The West Bank as an Architectural Construction
With: Ariella Azoulay, Catherine David, Zvi Efrat (to be confirmed), Anselm Franke, Efrat Shvily, Paola Yacoub / Michel Lasserre, Eyal Weizman.
BOOK LAUNCH: New Homes in Israel and the Occupied Territories by Efrat Shvily; Beirut is a Magnificent City. Synoptic Pictures by Paola Yacoub / Michel Lasserre.