“Between the Walls, Between the Times”
Over the course of hundreds of years, the Western Wall has been documented in painting, engraving and photography. Then women and men were praying side by side, without a partition. !!
Walling Wall – Etchings by Nurit Manor
“Between the Walls, Between the Times” – a project about the monologue that takes place now, on the invisible and visible walls between women and men in Israel. And about the “Western Wall” – the empowering symbol, which has both public and private importance, where there is NOW a “partition” between women and men praying areas.
This is a controversial issue – as it touches political and religious extremes in Israel.
The separation between men and women, that exists in many places in Israel, brought an historical change to the Western Wall – on Nov. 1967, after the six-day war, and a “Partition” was created. [“Mechitza”]
A partition between men and women, which was never there before at the Western Wall – a place of prayer and tolerance.
Hidden in this are ideas and struggling for rights and equality.
The Western Wall is documented in paintings, drawings, engravings and photographs from 1839 until today.
I created several works of art, to raise the issue of the right to pray without a partition, where women and men have prayed together at “Ha’Kotel” [Western Wall] for hundreds of years. That’s based on historical works of art, and photographs, created before 1967.
Walling Wall – Silkscreen by Nurit Manor
In raising the issue for the right to pray without a partition, women became the center of attention in this Project.