“Aircraft Carrier” examined the time period between two financial crises in Israel in 1973 and 2008, as a prism through which to look at some radical changes in Israeli architecture. 1973 marked a watershed moment in the workings of global capitalism, in American strategic interest in the Middle East, and in Israel’s social, economic, and political systems and policies. These elements, shaped by territorial struggles and energy crises, dramatically altered the course of Israeli architecture. Aircraft Carrier dealt with this transformative period through an investigation of the American influences that enabled such innovations and tragedies. The exhibition was accompanied by a book, published by German publisher Hatje Cantz and edited by the curators, which contextualized the phenomena in larger transformative processes. Curated by Erez Ella, Milana Gitzin Adiram and Dan Handel. With works by Tal Erez, Assaf Evron, Fernando Guerra, Florian Holzherr, Nira Pereg, and Jan Tichy.