Centennial Galleries Exhibition: Assaf Evron
ON THE WALL: ASSAF EVRON
Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts run from April 27 – July 29, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6–8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 27, 5pm
For the third annual installment of PC–G’s On the Wall indoor mural program, Israeli artist Assaf Evron, activates the extensive archive of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem’s photographic images, negatives and objects, which all document the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem. Mounting a large-scale photographic environment onto the gallery walls, Evron mixes imagery from the archive with his own photos, taken within some of the site’s most cavernous spaces. Holistically, Evron’s installation visually investigates the structure’s natural layers and hidden architectural elements—its nooks and crannies, caverns, underground, infrastructure and more—and, by extension, metaphorically explore its overlapping historical, religious and political narratives.
On the Wall: Assaf Evron is presented in conjunction with Providence College’s international conference “Marking the Sacred: The Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem,” taking place, in part, within the exhibition June 4 – 7, 2017.