Vito Boggeri

24 x 38 x 14 cm

Wood and other materials

Inspired by his long-cultivated interest in the world of Judaism, the artist created a lamp that captures something of its history and symbology. A rectangular wooden box lies on its longest side, open towards the viewer. It rests on four wheels, evoking the cattle trucks used to transport Jews to the extermination camps. “The detritus of everyday life” is used to evoke the presence of the deported individuals: barbed wire, a yellow star, scraps of striped cloth and the pencils that become the instrument for recording history. The lights of the hanukkiah are represented by wax candles set on the top of the “truck”.

Other lights from the collection