Things That Never Happened In The Green House Of Sheikh Ali's Family
Mixed Media Installation
Photography, Texts, HD Video 00:01:15
The 1948 war (The Palestine War or The Israeli War of Independence) uprooted 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, creating a refugee crisis that is still not resolved. Palestinians call this mass eviction The Nakba—Arabic for "catastrophe".
As time passes by, the Muslim architecture on the land of today's Israel is disappearing. Many of Israel's cities receive new and modern faces. In the city of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, which has always been a cultural center and one of the most architecturally rich cities—the change is the most obvious of all. This architectural change has a direct impact on the presentation of the historical and the political narrative of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa.
The green house is a microcosm of the Arab architecture, that is to say, the Arab-Palestinian history on the land of today's Israel. Which are being erased by those have the power to adapt it to their personal narrative.