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“What is, it already was, and what will be, it already is”…Time and Text as a Creative Lens

Ghiora Aharoni, Spring 2024 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities

Thu, 3/28 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 016 Robertson Hall

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Photo: Beowulf Sheehan

The Humanities Council welcomes artist and designer Ghiora Aharoni as the Spring 2024 Belknap Visitor.

Artist Ghiora Aharoni grew up in a home of diverse cultures and languages. Aharoni’s work recontextualizes artifacts, ritual objects of different faiths, sacred texts as well as traditional objects, such as vintage glass beakers, antique shawls or obsolete Indian taxi meters. By imbuing both text and objects with new meaning, Aharoni’s work invites us to question our basic assumptions about time and language, to rethink established social constructs and to expand our perceptions of how cultures, religions and genders are interwoven. His talk will explore—via his family history and artwork—time and text as a fluid, multifaceted lens through which we can contemplate humanity’s interconnectivity.  Aharoni’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, institutions and museums, and is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Centre Pompidou, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Vatican Library, The National Gallery of Art, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, The Anu Museum and The Huntington Library and Museum.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Department of Religion, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Program in Judaic Studies.

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