Luigi Giachero

Vittora della Luce sulle Tenebre

11 x 60 x 8 cm


“And G-d said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. And G-d saw the light, that it was good; and G-d divided the light from the darkness. And G-d called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.” In this case, the light is the hanukkiah. The base resembles a serpent… Satan. He abides in the depths and is cast out of Heaven by the victory of the Light. It is an interpretation that pays homage to “natural” forms, a sort of readymade that begins with a section of a branch discovered by chance on the banks of the Po River. The vaguely animal-shaped bur serves for the shamash.

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