Naomi Leshem

    Questions of identity and belonging are among the fundamental issues of concern to Naomi Leshem (*1963). With her acute gaze, she stages photographs infused with a melancholy poetry all their own. Her work for the Museum Rietberg titled «Der Mensch erschafft seinen Gott» (The Human Being Creates His God) addresses a problem that afflicts almost every museum of history: while for a devout Buddhist, a figure like Boddhisattva has a powerful religious function, to the museum it is first and foremost a work of art.

    Der Mensch erschafft seinen Gott
    Fotografie, archival pigment print,
    Plexi, Holz
    Fotografie: Rainer Wolfsberger

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