OBEDIENCE – GEHORSAM
An Installation in 15 Rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway
The story of the patriarch Abraham, who is prepared to obey God’s command to sacrifice his son, is one of the most puzzling episodes of the Bible. That is ample reason to dedicate an exhibition to the “Binding of Isaac,” as the passage is known in Jewish tradition. In Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, it is among the most significant and most popular stories and among the first that were ever depicted. And yet the three monotheistic religions offer very different answers to the questions that the passage raises to this day.