Ella Littwitz – The Promise

In her artistic practice, Ella Littwitz (b. 1982 in Haifa/IL) concerns herself with archaeology, history, botany, culture and politics. The critical examination of national and political identity as well as the construction of historical and psychological boundaries are at the center of her works, which are often preceded by research.

Exhibition The Promise
Artist(s) Ella Littwitz
Venue Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

With frequent reference to her homeland Israel, Ella Littwitz uses relics, archaeological names, existing narratives, political symbolism and other historical and anthropological ciphers to develop her works of art. In the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Littwitz focuses on territorialization: her installations, sculptures, drawings, and embroideries tell of claimed and conquered territory, of no-man’s-land, mixed territories, and not least of border crossing and migration.

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