Ariel Schlesinger | Re-view | Back to Berlin

Curator: Aya Lurie | Associate curators and texts: Tal Bechler and Ghila Limon
Sep. 20, 2014 - Jan. 17, 2015

Ariel Schlesinger, Untitled (Burnt Turkmenistan Carpet VIII), 2014
Born in Israel in 1980. lives and works in Berlin since 2006

Untitled (Burnt Turkmenistan Carpet VIII) is a large carpet with burned-out sections which seem to follow a distinct pattern: they become gradually smaller. This work is the latest in the series Burnt Turkmenistan Carpets, started in 2008. The carpet series was inspired by an incident that occurred in World War II in an iconic Berlin establishment – the Pergamon Museum – affecting the building and its exhibits. The museum exhibits a rich collection of archeological artifacts dug by German research expeditions around the world, particularly in the Near East.

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