Azoulay, Ilit b.1972 / Room #8
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about this work
Ilit Azoulay creates meticulously detailed imaginary environments by combining pictures that she's taken inside buildings slated for demolition with photographs of materials salvaged from the sites.  In the extraordinary four-part panorama "Room #8," which is more than thirty-two feet long, she arranged the objects and images along a white stucco wall, as if for museum display.  Although certain elements (a curtained window, a potted plant) look unremarkable, others are clearly out of scale; an enormous shard of rock looks monumental near a constellation of metal fragments.  Three additional pictures open up Azoulay's space into something that resembles Kurt Schwitters's marvelous Merzbau.  
(Andrea Meislin Gallery)

This work is in an edition of 3 in this size. A unique version of the work, 10 meters in length, is in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center in Paris.

Ilit Azoulay (b.1972, Israel)

Room #8, 2011

Inkjet print
Edition: 2/5 + 2AP
75 x 500 cm.
29 1/2 x 196 7/8 in.
Provenance:
Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S PhotographMiddle East

exhibitions

Paris Photo LA - Andrea Meislin Booth
Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, USA
April 2013

Room #8
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
March 2013 - April 2013

The Constantiner Photography Award For an Israeli Artist
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
November 2011 - January 2012

Numerator and Denominator (group exhibition)
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
June 2011

The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 2011

publications

10 Years
Andrea Meinslin Gallery (Catalogue), New York, January 2016, pp.22-23

Orit Bulgaro, Ed., Ilit Azoulay: Finally Without End
Sternberg Press (Book), Berlin, November 2014, pp. 37; 73-90

Suzanne Landau, In the Studio: Ilit Azoulay
Art In America (Online), New York, November 2013, pp. 164-165

Artwork History
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