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Monotheistic Summit

2010

Monotheistic Summit

Marco Evaristti´s installation Brotherhood – Monotheistic Summit displays a boxing ring in which a bench and two chairs, designed by the artist, are placed around a table. On the table lie the three scripts of the major monotheistic religions: the Quran (Islam), the Tora (Judaism) and the Holy Bible (Christianity). From the middle of the table a tree grows. Each of the seats around the table have been padded with newspapers from Italy, Israel and Palestine, thus again placing and mixing the writings of the three religions.

The installation points our attention to the fact that these three scriptures over the years have been (mis-)used as a cause of many wars, but then sets up a hope that through communication and meetings we should all realize that we are brothers and therefore live in peace. The tree in the middle references the story of Buddha who patiently and persistently sat under a tree and waited until he had found the truth. Thus the three monotheistic and fighting religions should meet around the table and the tree until a way of co-existing is found.