Munio Gitai Weinraub: Revisiting a Kibbutz
November 11, 2013
This installation at MoMA explores a modern kibbutz designed by the Israeli architect Munio Gitai Weinraub (1909–1970) and built between 1963 and 1967 in Kfar Masaryk village, in northern Israel. A Bauhaus Dessau–trained architect who studied under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Hannes Meyer before immigrating to Palestine in 1934, Weinraub’s work has been long overlooked. A prolific architect of public buildings, workers’ housing, kibbutzim, and educational institutions, Weinraub’s projects exemplify the strong Modernist tradition in postwar Israeli architecture. This installation revisits his important later work, the Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk a project characteristic of Weinraub’s investment in the social experiments of the period. Works by Weinraub, the photographer Gabriele Basilico, and the filmmaker Amos Gitai offer three perspectives on one architectural space.
Through January 22, 2014
Week of November 10th
11Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary
16Midtown Manhattan: Modernism Evolving—the Park Avenue Corridor (with a few diversions)