Zvi Elhyani | it’sme: auto/biography

Curators: Joshua Simon and Dalia Levin
Sep. 24, 2005 - Dec. 24, 2005

Nehalim, 2005, detail from “Archiautobiography,” installation
צבי אלחייני
צבי אלחייני
Zvi Elhyani takes Israeli architecture personally. From the archive he has gathered as an architect and historian, he samples an “Archiautobiography,” an autobiographical architectural catalogue that sketches a personal biography, which is always collective as well, through specific structures, spaces and building typologies where he spent his life, starting before his birth: the architectures associated with his immediate family, his parents’ bed, hospitals, apartment buildings, kindergarten and school types, the youth movement compound, the street, the city, the IDF induction center, the university campus, the academy, the park, the shop, the bomb shelter, the museum.

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