Saturday, September 6, 2008

Art vs disengagement

The recently opened Gush Katif Museum on Rehov Sha'arei Tzedek, between Jaffa Road and Rehov Agrippas, has a grassroots, underground feel, with graffiti scattered along its entryway.

Nestled behind two apartment buildings, the six-room museum commemorates the 2005 disengagement from Gaza with historical background and documents, a small library, visual art, documentary photos and video, and a screening room.

The design is humble but professional, with a limited space in which to present its take on a complicated and unresolved period in the history of Israel.

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