Von dem Land hinab zu gehen (vs.2), 2021

Concrete, Iron casting, Rost
concrete tiles: each 30x30x2,5cm / Iron plants: each 50-100cm high

(Exhibition view: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2021)


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(English)
The Mexican purple-heart plant, referred to in both English and Hebrew as the Wandering Jew, serves her as an object to engage with. One historical source of Fuchs’ works is the legend of the Eternal Jew. It dates back to Christianity’s anti-Judaism, which emerged in the 17th century and gave the name to the plant. A pictorial type of the Eternal Jew can be referred back initially to the religious legend of the shoemaker Ahasaveros, who refused to give Christ a drink while He carried His cross and was therefore damned to live his life eternally homeless. In modern 19 th century anti-Semitism the legend became referred to the Jewish diaspora and ideas about Jews as cosmopolitans without a nation or homeland. This resulted in the Jews often being depicted as stateless strangers.
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Photos: @graukarte.info


Photos: @graukarte.info




Photos: @graukarte.info