Liat Livni



After her stay in Taiwan, Liat Livni, an artist who often uses simple, perishable materials such as paper and wood, created the series “Windows of Modernity” (2012) as a paraphrase of the traditional carved wooden windows that are rapidly disappearing as the culture shifts and older buildings are destroyed to make way for new ones. Composed of sand, cardboard and gluing materials, the objects incorporate within them contemporary images including skyscrapers, industrial structures and a cable car. The artist, who appears at first glance to be maintaining tradition, deals with the destruction of the traditional world in favor of Western technological progress.