A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew
ExhibitionEran Shakine: A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew
In his large-scale drawings, Eran Shakine (born in 1962 in Tel Aviv) humorously considers the similarities and differences between Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
The exhibition title sounds like the beginning of a joke, but here, there are no stereotypes. An outwardly indistinguishable trio in the series is a symbol for the three major world religions. In search of common origins, the love of God or dialog with Moses, they experience various bizarre or everyday situations.
As carefree as the drawings appear, their statement is a serious one: Muslims, Christians, and Jews share a common history despite the different interpretation of their Scriptures. Their wishes, hopes, and dreams are ultimately very similar.
In Eran Shakine's first solo show in Germany, we exhibited roughly 40 large-format drawings on paper and canvas and three metal sculptures.
As an accompanying event, the artist gave an artist talk with live painting at the Jewish Museum Berlin on 7 February 2017.