Shai Ratner | RISING STAR

Curators: Dalia Levin, Ghila Limon, Tal Bechler
Jan. 4, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014

Born in 1975. Lives and works in Tel Aviv

Tre Fontane, 2013, installation, mixed media

The title of this work, Tre Fontane, meaning Three Fountains in Italian, alludes to the legend of Apostle Paul’s martyrdom. According to the Christian myth, St. Paul was decapitated in Rome during Emperor Nero’s reign. When he was beheaded, his head rolled down, touching the ground three times before stopping. In each of the three places where it touched the ground, a fountain sprang up.

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