Fallen leaves

March 25, 2008

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The Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind is probably more known for it´s amazing achticture but it contains also some impressive art installations. One of them by Menashe Kadishman is called Shalechet (Fallen Leaves) and is displayed in the Memory Void, one of the empty spaces of the Libeskind Building.
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Over 10,000 open-mouthed faces coarsely cut from heavy, circular iron plates cover the floor. The Voids , normally empty spaces in the building “serve as an architectural expression of the irretrievable loss of the Jews murdered in Europe” while “Menashe Kadishman’s sculptures filling them evoke painful recollections of the innocent victims of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”
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A truly powerful and moving installation.

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