18th May – 4th August 2019
Opening: Fri, 17 May 2019, 6 p.m.
Guided Tour I/Introduction for Teachers: Tues, 28 May 2019, 6 p.m.
Guided Tour II: Sun, 4 August 2019, 3 p.m.
Curated by Maren Brauner
In her comprehensive artistic research Ella Littwitz 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 intensive research in archives. 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.