Naama Arad’s ‘Har Hazofim’ quotes the view from the window of the fictional Frank Lloyd Wright creation from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic ‘North by Northwest.’ A peach-toned silken curtain intervenes between our gaze and the Xerox copies pasted to the opposite wall on which landscapes can be seen. The paternalistic presidential visages of Mount Rushmore and the modernist architecture both see their material and ideological texture inverted in the most tender of feminist veilings. The title of the work refers to the mountain of the same name, and Israeli enclave in East Jerusalem that houses the Bezalel Academy of Art founded in 1906.
Ink on A4 paper, writing by Phung Vo 29.6 × 21cm, 2009.
Last letter of St. Jean Théophane Vénard to his father before he was decapitated, copied by Danh Vo’s father, Phung Vo.
Each handwritten text arrives in an envelope mailed by the artist’s father directly to the buyer.