Opening Reception: Qiu Zhijie | Lara Favaretto | Nira Pereg

  • 18:00 BST

  • Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College
    South Bridge
    EH8 9YL

You are warmly invited to the Opening Reception for the exhibitions of Qiu Zhijie, Lara Favaretto and Nira Pereg at Talbot Rice Gallery.

In our historic Georgian Gallery, Qiu Zhijie presents his first major UK exhibition, including a body of map-paintings informed by remote sensing technology. In the White Gallery, Lara Favaretto’s Momentary Monument takes the form of a monolithic library that will disperse over the course of the exhibition, and upstairs, Nira Pereg’s film installations document a site shared by both Jewish and Muslim worshippers in the city of Al-Khalil/Hebron, Occupied Palestinian Territory.

The works of these three artists reflect on the idea of the monument. Fictional, momentary and paradoxical, their distinct approaches to the concept of ‘"something that reminds" act against the heavy material monuments that proliferate around the world, to describe a more momentary, imaginary or contested space. Sometimes contradictory, sometimes policed, and always characterised by disappearance, these distinct exhibitions reflect upon the fragility of our communion with the past.

Places are limited so please book your place here

We look forward to seeing you then!