‘Genocide’, by Artemis Alcalay

This mixed-media work of art, entitled ‘Genocide’ was donated to the JMG Contemporary Art Collection by the artist, Artemis Alcalay, in honour of the museum’s inauguration in its new premises in 1998. It consists of a wooden box with four figures, representing a grave. The work is part of the unit “Remembrance”, a series of puppets and small sculptures, the featureless marionettes painfully evoking the anonymity of death and conveying the artist’s feelings for the heavy losses her family suffered at the Nazi extermination camps. They also constitute a form of tribute for the moral duty of the following generations to the martyrs of the Holocaust.

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