Jerusalem’s landscape, as we know it today, is merely a surface layer, a slice in a long tumultuous history that has witnessed a succession of takeovers by people and civilizations. In his exhibition ‘Past Tense’, Palestinian artist, Jack Persekian, digs through accumulated layers of history carried in these photographs, unearthing the details of the city, and the lives of its people and places. In a reverse process, Persekian reconstructs history taking the past as a starting point as he navigates his way to the present. – KUNA