In the frame of her exhibition Revisiting Villa Khury / The Prophets’ Tower: Haifa. 1995–2019 at the Akademie’s project space, visual artist Ilana Salama Ortar will talk about her artistic work and guide the audience through the exhibition on October 15, 2019 at 7 pm.
It’s been 25 years since Ilana Salama Ortar first conceptualized her project on the destroyed Villa Khury’s erasure from public memory. The fortified Villa Khury was the last Arab stronghold in Haifa, Israel, during the 1948 war, and its fall signaled Jewish victory in the city. In 1979, a monumental modernist mall called The Prophets’ Tower was erected on the site of the Villa. Through participative installations at The Prophets’ Tower mall, the artist initiated a reflection on memory in Haifa within the Jewish and Arab populations.
The exhibition Revisiting Villa Khury / The Prophets’ Tower: Haifa. 1995–2019 reflects the current situation in Haifa and includes various elements: Ilana Salama Ortar’s brand-new documentary film with testimonials she recorded inside and outside the remnants of the once-splendid commercial center of The Prophets’ Tower, an installation, a blown-glass capsule, an architectural model, and works on paper.
Ilana Salama Ortar was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2018.
Further information about the exhibition and the artist you can find here
On view: until October 20, 2019
Artist Talk and guided tour: October 15, 2019, 7 pm
Where: Project Space Römerstraße 2A, 70178 Stuttgart
Opening Hours: Thu 5–7 pm, Sat/Sun 2–6 pm and prior to appointment by telephone
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