Titled Artists at Work: Assaf Evron, this program was held virtually and organized in partnership with the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), an international residency program based in Brooklyn, NY, where Assaf Evron was an artist-in-residence from December 1, 2020–January 31, 2021. Evron's residency was supported by Artis, and Artis' Executive Director Hillit Zwick provided introductory remarks for this program.
Artist Assaf Evron presented his research on the ancient worship practices of imbuing stones with meaning. He was in conversation with Alison Kuo, ISCP Arts Residency Manager. Evron and Kuo discussed how shrines, or objects of worship, are connected to the contemporary idea of a readymade. Evron presented documentation of open sanctuaries in desert landscapes, Roman coins depicting monuments, and 7th century B.C. stones representing female lepers. He also shared insights from previous conversations with archeologists and discussed how these sites can be thought of through the linguistic concepts of abstraction and signification.