Art of the artefact
One of the artworks currently on show at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is this collage by artist Ilit Azoulay. The work, part of a collection titled ‘No Thing Dies’ (on display until December 2), was inspired by the museum itself. Ms Azoulay interviewed museum employees, learning how rare objects make their way to the collections and how the institution has changed over the years. Using these stories, she combined photographs of artefacts and hidden corners of the museum with paper, wood, glass and gold leaf to create the collages.