Negev Monument, Beersheva, Israel, 1963-1968 Sunlight, wind organs, water, desert, acacias, gray concrete, text, memory A “village of concrete sculptures” covering an area of 10.000 square meters. This work, which dominates the whole desert plain around Beersheva, is Karavan’s first environmental site-specific sculpture, created at a time in which these concepts did not exist yet. In this work, Karavan first used elements of nature and memory, which later became part of his …
Commissioned by former Yugoslavian president, Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place, these now forgotten structures stand empty and without the significance it once had decades ago. Designed by different sculptors and architects, the strong and powerful blending of art and architecture come together in these monuments to convey the sense of confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic.