Ronit Zor – Israel

Ronit Zor’s ‘Displacement’ sculptural installation evokes iconic architectural forms – Bedouin tents and Egyptian obelisks. The relatively permanent obelisks and the ephemeral constellation of suspended tents generate narratives of permanence and impermanence. These transnational displacements of archetypal forms allude to historical and contemporary acts of colonisation. The Bedouin tents are a feature of numerous impoverished Bedouin villages, that are unrecognised by the Israeli state, and not marked on local maps. According to This is a deliberate effacement of history. The display of these phallic obelisks near the hollow tents insinuate an element of sexual vulnerability. 

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