Aircraft Carrier surveys the period between two crises of capitalism, 1973 and 2008, to understand the radical change in Israeli architecture. The eventful year of 1973 marks a watershed in the workings of global capitalism, in the American strategic interest in the Middle East, and in Israel’s social, economic and political structures. Together, these elements, shaped by territorial struggles and energy crises, dramatically transformed Israeli architecture. The exhibition deals with this transformative period and with the American influences through which its innovations, and tragedies, were enabled.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book, published by German publisher Hatje Cantz and edited by the curators, which contextualizes the phenomena in larger transformative processes. The book include Texts by Milton Friedman, Justin Fowler, and Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Visual works by participating artists and by Baltimore-based graphic designers Post Typography.