February 8 – October 31, 2011
A new exhibition entitled Stories of the Bible will open at Alrov Mamilla Avenue on February 8, 2011, with free admission. The artworks of Israeli and international artists will line the popular shopping and leisure boulevard just outside the Old City Walls, with all material related to the Book of Books. The works of art, which have been fashioned from stone, bronze and other materials, present biblical characters such as Adam and Eve, Noah and his ark, the Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Lot who escaped from Sodom and Gomorrah, and the trial of Solomon. In this exhibition, animals, people, stories, and parables take on a figurative or an abstract form, as visitors are presented with the biblical narrative as seen through the eyes of contemporary Israeli art.
In light of the success of previous exhibitions at Alrov Mamilla Avenue (“Stories of the Bible” is the third exhibition to be presented on the Avenue), and the tremendous breakthrough in Israel and abroad of artists who exhibited on the Avenue, requests were received from many artists from all over Israel and even from abroad who were interested in participating in the “Stories of the Bible” exhibition. Out of hundreds of candidates 45 artists were eventually chosen, many of whom have yet to display works on the Avenue, with the goal of giving a great many artists an opportunity to reach a broad and diverse audience directly, in the unique location of Alrov Mamilla Avenue – facing the breathtaking view of the walls of the Old City.
The exhibition, which runs from 8 February to 31 October 2011, is free to all visitors to the Alrov Mamilla Avenue. Visitors can enjoy one hour free parking in the Alrov Mamilla parting lot.