Benyamin Reich



2018 | Fine Art Print, Wooden Frame, Edition No.:   1/5 | 160 x 240 cm

The „A Jewess marrying a Nazi“ works dive deeply into the complicated relations between Jews and Non-Jews in Germany’s 21st century liberal society and their continuing traumata. Himself an Israeli migrant to Berlin and a descendant of Holocaust victims and survivors this series processes some of his own emotional reflections and developments – as well as that of many Israelis in Germany’s capital. In another picture Benyamin and one of his sisters stand in a pose evoking Caspar David Friedrich on one of Rügen’s famous cliffs, reinstantiating the lost Garden of Eden and simultaneously making a tribute to the romantic era and the various blendings of identity associated with that period.