Israeli Artist’s Berlin Show includes Star of David

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Moshe Gershuni’s expressive, historically loaded art, which places symbols of the Holocaust in a religious setting and seeks to polarize opinion about current Israeli society, seems unlikely to reward the casual viewer.

Titled “No Father No Mother,” the retrospective of paintings and ceramics since 1979 in the New National Gallery is the first solo show by an Israeli artist to be opened at Berlin’s premier location for modern art…

The Jewish Star of David, the Nazis’ swastika and Islam’s star and crescent appear side by side amid colorful flower-like forms, phallic symbols and Hebrew script.

Created using thick glass paint and industrial varnish, the vibrant colors of his political and religious motifs appear almost luminous.

The Pain of Rootless Jews in Berlin – The Assimilator – Forward.com

 

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