For the work The Unknown Land of the South Ella Littwitz, in a very personal way, deals with the absurdity of territorial limitations between nation-states and the restricted movements in the world, that come with it. Because of her Israeli nationality, Littwitz is denied the entry to 23 countries and the Palestinian territories. With this work she creates a utopian place, consisting of earth that was brought or sent by collaborators, although some are missing due to political and technical reasons. The concept as well as the shape of the resulting sculpture takes reference to Terra Australis Incognita, a hypothetical Southern continent, postulated in Ancient times by Claudius Ptolemy, an astrologist and geographer. Ptolemy suspected a huge land mass in the southern hemisphere, as according to his theory the world must be balanced.
Steel, various soils
50 × 50 cm
Starting bid: € 8.000.– ( Low estimate: € 16.000 - High estimate: € 24.000 )
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Kilian Jay von Seldeneck
DE - 10178 Berlin