lechem oni / prusa

performance installation

Lechem oniprusa (bread of humility/affliction, upon which we answer (onim) many things (Pesachim 36a)) – (smallest unit of value) invokes iconic Holocaust imagery with the intent of criticizing the misappropriation of the Holocaust as a means to bias mainstream opinion. The artist makes the soap bars in the gallery, encased in each bar is a piece of hand-made matzah shmura baked by the artist in the traditional manner in a matzah factory. The soap bars are then assembled in piles, recalling the piles of Jewish belongings and Jewish bodies discovered at concentration camps, with the soap itself an allusion to the Nazi practice of making soap from the fat of Jewish bodies.

Exhibition history:

2013 ‘Nu Age Hustle’ Momenta Arts, Brooklyn. Katie Cercone, curator. Group exhibition with Vaginal Cream Davis, Sanford Biggers, Jacolby Satterwhite, Saya Woolfalk.

2008 Neutral Ground Gallery/ Queer City Cinema. Gary Varro, Michael Toppings, curators





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