A modern approach to the divine image - Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg
Rigmor Aasrud, Rim Bana, Dr. Munib Younan and Salam Fayyad at the Exhibition “A modern approach to the divine image” by Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg in "The evangelical Lutheran church of Augusta Victoria" in Jerusalem, Israel. 16th December 2012
Concert and exhibition opening of “A modern approach to the divine image” by Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg in the “Evangelical Lutheran church of Augusta Victoria” at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, on Friday the 16th of December at 6 a clock pm.
The concert that followed the exhibition opening were held by the Norwegian chamber ensemble The Trondheim Soloists, the Norwegian musician and composer Henning Sommeroe, together with the Palestinian artist and composer Rim Banna.
Opening speeches were held by Rigmor Aasrud, Norwegian Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church affairs and by Rt. Rev. Dr. Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
The exhibition is a complete Biblical cycle of both The Old- and The New Testament developed by the Norwegian, surrealist painter Håkon Gullvåg.
The exhibition was made in 2005 as a temporary decoration for Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, which is the national sanctuary of Norway. The motifs will through this show “come home” to their historical context, and will be displayed in the church during both Christmas 2011 and Easter 2012.