On the Wall: Assaf Evron
Providence College Galleries
Providence, RI
April 26–July 29, 2017


Links: Exhibition Website

For On the Wall: Assaf Evron, an indoor mural, Evron activated the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem’s extensive archive of photographic images, negatives and objects, which all document Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem since the origin of photography, to create an immersive photographic environment. Mixing imagery from this archive with his own landscape photography, Evron’s installation was comprised of what the artist refers to as “photo-collage architecture.” Created out of geometric shapes cut from both reproduced enlargements of the École Biblique’s archival images of the Dome of the Rock to the north and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the south, and from Evron’s own photos of the surrounding caves and natural landscape, the photo-collage architecture visually paralleled Brutalist buildings that flourished around the world from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. Like the iconic site from which its imagery is sourced, Evron’s installation charted recurring forms and themes across a multitude of overlapping historical, cultural, religious and political narratives.