Redstone Natuursteen & Projecten Benit 28, AMSTERDAM
December 19th 2019 - January 19th 2020
Architectoral model, City of Shelter and exhibition with all the 36 architectural models.
Yasin and Bora Kalac
Architectural model based on a photo taken in early 1930 of a house in Baghdad's Jewish quarter - 2019
In 'On Friendship/(Collateral Damage) III - The Third GaLUT: Baghdad, Jerusalem, Amsterdam' Sassoon Semah placed two identical objects of 'The City of Shelter/Refuge' at two different locations. One at the Jewish Historical Museum under direction of his friend Emile Schrijver (Public Space) and the other in Redstone Natuursteen & Projecten in the office of his friend Yasin Kalac (Private Space).
The shape of the objects is based on a childhood memory: the public entrance to a bomb shelter in Tel Aviv. The public space and the private space are connected to one another by "an invisible black square, an invisible territory, a frame of mind, a spatial place, a void, to remind us of the idea of 'The City of /Shelter/Refuge'.