Michal Fuchs

Der Wanderer, 2019-20

Installation in the Nikolai church in Eisenach, Germany

wood, glass, Water, Plants, 4 Podest, Each one: 2 meter x 60cm x 30cm

Exhibition view: A&O Galerie, Leipzig, 2022 / Photo: Mirsini Artakianou

The work cites the 17th century Christian anti-Judaism legend of the “Eternal Jew.” The name of the plant depicted here, the so-called Wandering Jew, is probably derived from its characteristics: it is a survivor that grows almost everywhere, is adaptable, and is able to take root again and again in a wide variety of places. In Israel, this fast-spreading wild plant represents tenacity and resilience. In Germany, it grows only in pots.

Exhibition view: A&O Galerie, Leipzig, 2022 / Photos: Mirsini Artakianou
Exhibition view: A&O Gallerie, Leipzig, 2022 Photo: Brigita Kasperaitė
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Exhibition view, Nikolai Church, Eisenach / Photo: © Katharina Gahlert
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Exhibition view, Nikolai Church, Eisenach / Photo: © Katharina Gahlert
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Exhibition view: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2021 Photo: EKA e.V.