The Negev Monument was created by Dani Karavan between 1963 and 1968. It is a village of concrete sculptures covering an area of 10,000 square meters. This work which dominates the whole desert plain around Be’er Sheva, is Karavan’s first environemental site-specific sculpture, created at a time in which this concept did not exist yet.
In this work, Karavan first used elements of nature et memory, which later became part of his artistic language, such as : sunlight, wind, water, tree and the history of the place.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the installation, the Negev Monument Museum organises an exhibition relating the history of the monumental sculpture’s creation. This celebration is accompanied by a series of events.
7pm: Inauguration of the Negev Monument exhibition
9pm: “Concrete sound, stardust” – concert, films and performances at the Negev Monument
10-11am: visit of the exhibition at the Neguev Monument with the curator and director of the museum
11-12.30am: visit of the Negev Monument with Dani Karavan
1-2.30pm: Ceremony of Shabbat at the Negev Monument and concert
6-7am: Rooster crow and sunset on the Negev Monument
10-12.30: conference about Nature, with the Association for Nature Protection in Israel, and children activities (scavenger hunt, kite workshop …)