February 11th - August 16th 2009
Art Room of the German Bundestag, The book of Job, February 2009
Günther Uecker’s The Book of Job is an artist’s book with forty-seven original prints signed by the artist. Each double-page spread consists of an image on one page and the biblical text in Hebrew and Martin Luther’s German translation on the other. The book was produced at the printing studio of Har-El in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, using screen printing in combination with the complex terragraph process, which employs sand as a pigment. The Art Council of the German Bundestag has acquired a copy of this book, a work of equal significance to Christians and Jews, and is displaying it in the Bundestag’s Art Room before it takes up a permanent place in the multi-faith chapel of the Reichstag building.