Tel Aviv

Ilit Azoulay, Forget Me Not, 2019, ink-jet print, 33 1⁄8 × 92 1⁄2". From “Transferumbau: Liebling” (Transfer Rebuild: Liebling).

Ilit Azoulay, Forget Me Not, 2019, ink-jet print, 33 1⁄8 × 92 1⁄2". From “Transferumbau: Liebling” (Transfer Rebuild: Liebling).

“Transferumbau: Liebling”

Liebling Haus—The White City Center

A collaboration between the Liebling Haus in Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Dessau, Germany, “Transferumbau” (Transfer Rebuild) was the outcome of a three-year research project conducted by the curator Hila Cohen-Schneiderman and the artists Ilit Azoulay, Lou Moria, Nir Shauloff, and Jonathan Touitou. The exhibition, appearing concurrently in both cities, took its cue from the Haavara Agreement, a controversial deal made in 1933 between Zionist organizations and Nazi Germany that allowed the most affluent of the country’s Jewish population to leave for Mandatory Palestine and relocate a small portion of their financial holdings. This convoluted process involved selling property and real estate under the terms of Aryanization and depositing cash in designated German banks before securing immigration certificates. The deposited funds were invested in German-made building

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