2009-2010 – <em>Nahalal</em>, Gal Weinstein

This work of carpet on plywood by Gal Weinstein (b.1970) is inspired by the first moshav, Nahalal, which was designed by the German-born architect Richard Kaufman and built in 1921. The original design was a perfect circle, which enabled the shared means of production to be concentrated in the center, with each family’s farmlands radiating out. With the overall decline of agriculture in Israel, many of the parcels of land have been put to other uses. Some of Weinstein’s later work focuses on the changes in these settlements over time and the disintegration of early plans and hopes. (Image courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; purchased by ARTVISION Acquisitions Committee, Israel)