Passing Through


Avital Wexler


Tamar Lev-On

Saidoff windows 155 Jaffa St

The exhibition features a collage triptych (a work consisting of three panels) created by Tamar Lev-On and displayed in the windows of Beit Saidoff on Jaffa Road, near Beita Gallery. The triptych focuses on the historic Jaffa Road, which leads from Jaffa Port to Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City Wall. Displayed on the main bustling street of Jerusalem, the exhibition travels between periods and dreams, architectural plans that go off the rails, human fragments, and flora and fauna elements. The triptych is a reflection of a complex and fascinating inner journey, and at the same time, it is also a collective historical journey that delineates a road between cities and between periods. The use of symbolical and charged images linked with the local cultural space allows passers-by to feel as though they are walking the same path in which the Jebusites, Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans, Britons and many others have walked before them.

Illustration: תמר לב און