"Bigger Than Me": About the Exhibition
Shai Azoulay's artworks beckon us to join him on a quest in search of Holocaust memory and Jewish identity. The exhibition's title, "Bigger Than Me", reflects Azoulay's trepidation when navigating the subject of the Holocaust in the framework of his Residency Program at Yad Vashem. He walked around the campus, visited the Holocaust History Museum and the Museum of Holocaust Art, explored the Yad Vashem Collections and plumbed the depths of the Archives. The enormity of the tragedy and the weight of memory made him feel "that he had stepped into shoes that were several sizes too big for him".
Shai Azoulay: Biography of the Artist
"My encounter with Yad Vashem pried open a deeper level within myself. Even I have no idea where it will lead me. It's like discovering a new part of myself, and far from being over, I see this process as just beginning."
Interview with Shai Azoulay
Conversation between Yad Vashem's Art Curator Eliad Moreh-Rosenberg and the artist Shai Azoulay about creation of the exhibition.