Purple Travel

[November 29 2017]

A visit to Dani Karavan’s Monument to the Negev Brigade, Israel

Built in the 60s by architect DANI KARAVAN, The Monument to the Negev Brigade is one of the first examples of public art in Israel and a precursor to the global land art movement. It honors the 324 fallen soldiers of the Palmach Negev Brigade who protected secluded desert communities and guarded Israel’s vast Southern borders in 1948 during the War of Independence. Karavan’s massive and interactive sculptural work overlooks Be’ersheva, a city rising from the desert. The monument has become an iconic part of the city’s landscape.

Photo Andrew Wasserstein

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