Peter Greenaway, Margret Kampmeyer, Cilly Kugelmann.
Berlin, Germany, 2015. 2 vols: 64 pp. (text), 92 pp. (plates), illustrations: 99 col., 29 × 23 cm. German.
Jüdisches Museum Berlin (22 May–13 September 2015)
A multi-media presentation by British film director Peter Greenaway and artist Saskia Boddeke, exploring the Sacrifice of Isaac, and staging it as a sensuous and emotional showpiece in fifteen parts, inspired by the legends of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, and linked with the experience of our time. Publication in two parts: 1. a volume of full-page color images, interspersing modern photographic portraits with diverse artworks showing the Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael, 2. text volume, with introduction by Margret Kampmeyer and Cilly Kugelmann, followed by 6 essays on this biblical theme, including “Between Sacrifice and Obedience, Illegality and Norm: The Binding of Isaac and Israeli Consciousness” (Omri Boehm). No itemized listing.
Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 6 pp., 1 col. illus., 21 × 10.5 cm. German.