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Passage

A work made of inkjet print, from the series "transition" (2009-11), artist proof 1/2; edition of 3.

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  • A work made of inkjet print, from the series "transition" (2009-11), artist proof 1/2; edition of 3.

Date:

2009

Artist:

Ilit Azoulay
Israeli, born 1972

About this artwork

In the series Transition, Ilit Azoulay underscored the improvised, eclectic nature of architectural structures in Israeli cities, which suggest to her “a community in a turbulent state of mind.” She first collected objects and building fragments from construction sites in Tel Aviv’s southern neighborhoods, then undergoing massive gentri-fication after decades of neglect. She arranged the objects, found images, and other household items as tabletop dioramas and photographed the results. The found image in Passage shows an empty beach—“all that is left of a vanishing community,” according to Azoulay—and reminds us that “every act of remembrance reflects back on the act of forgetting.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Ilit Azoulay

Title

Passage

Origin

Israel

Date

Made 2009

Medium

Inkjet print, from the series "Transition" (2009-11), artist proof 1/2; edition of 3

Dimensions

33.2 × 48.2 cm (image, appro×.); 51.8 × 66.9 × 3.7 cm (frame)

Credit Line

Gift of Meredith and Akhil Sharma

Reference Number

2018.152

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