Gal Weinstein: Sun Stand Still
Venice Biennial
Venice, Italy
May 9–November 26, 2017


Links: Venue Website

Sun Stand Still reflected artist Gal Weinstein’s fascination with the human desire to stop time, with potential forms of construction and destruction, and with progress and devastation. In this project, Weinstein explored the mythological and Romantic images of Zionism embedded in Israeli collective memory. The project spread over the pavilion’s three levels, with an extension in the courtyard, creating a narrative that may be interpreted as a melancholic-poetic allegory of the Israeli story – one vacillating between miraculous acts and moments of enlightenment and between neglect and destruction; between a megalomaniac and a resounding downfall.