Eran Shakine

A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew

Drawing

Eran Shakine, A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew didn’t realize that happiness was following them for some time now, oil pastels on canvas, 90 x 120 cm; courtesy of the artist

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.

Past Exhibition
Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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.

Eran Shakine

Eran Shakine paints, draws, and creates sculptures and art in public spaces. He was born in Israel in 1962 to a French father and Hungarian mother, both of whom are Shoah survivors. Now he lives in Tel Aviv, New York, and London.

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As an accompanying event, the artist gave an artist talk with live painting at the Jewish Museum Berlin on 7 February 2017.

Drawing

Eran Shakine, A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew knocking on heaven's door, 2016, oil pastels on canvas, 140 x 90 cm; courtesy of the artist

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When

    28 October 2016 – 5 March 2017

  • Where

    Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
    Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin See Location on Map

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin