Lot 11: R-219-053-001

Ilit Azoulay

Auction Ended

Azoulay’s project, Queendom, was conceived for the Israel Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022.

The point of departure for the current project is a nearly forgotten archive of photographed medieval metal vessels from the Islamic world, bequeathed to the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. These are precious objects that were produced in the Middle East, traded in the Levant, brought to Europe via Venice, and are now mostly held in Western museums. By scanning, cropping, and changing them onto new data carriers, Azoulay accentuates histories of appropriation and missing links in their geographies of knowledge.

Azoulay lives and works in Berlin.


Year: 2021
Size: 44 x 35cm
Medium: Inkjet print, Gray Passepartout
Estimated Retail Value: £4,800

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

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