Roi KuperUntitled 1999

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Artist
Roi Kuper (born 1956)
Title
Untitled
Date 1999
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionssupport: 1190 x 1190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Joseph Hackmey 2000
Reference
P11740
Not on display

Summary

This text discusses eight untitled photographs by Roi Kuper (P11736-43) from the Necropolis Series, a collective work by Israeli artists Kuper and Gilad Ophir (born 1957). Tate also owns a number of other photographs from this series by Ophir, five titled Shooting Targets, 1997 (P11747-55), and four Yerucham, 1999 (P11752-11755).

Four of Kuper's photographs depict Syrian military storage shelters which were captured by the Israelis during the Six-Day War of June 1967 (in which Israel annexed the Sinai Desert, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, the West Bank of the Jordan and the Golan Heights from neighbouring Arab countries). Each of the structures is built to take advantage of the lie of the land which has been terraced using traditional dry stone techniques found in peasant cultures, though here sometimes supplemented by cement. The structures all bear the scars of war and have strong anthropomorphic qualities… (read more)

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