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The Revisionists
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1675 Effi & Amir / 1805 Compilations
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2005
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The photo of Herzl, visionary of the Jewish state, leaning on the balcony of the Drei Konige Hotel in Basel was taken in 1897, during the days of the first Zionist congress. It has become a symbol of the Zionist vision, and is generally identified with Herzl’s famous words: “In Basel habe ich den Judenstaat gegründet”, words have proven to be prophetic. 
In “The Revisionists” the artists reconstruct the iconic picture as a studio set, and ask people to complete it, by replacing Herzl. Whoever takes Herzl’s place, is offered a black beard and a coat, and is requested to imitate Herzl’s posture, to fix the gaze in the same direction and to contemplate, or re-think the vision, until being replaced by another re-visionist.

 

Zionism         Icon         Myth          Fake         Israel         Herzl

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

The Revisionists

The photo of Herzl, visionary of the Jewish state, leaning on the balcony of the Drei Konige Hotel in Basel was taken in 1897, during the days of the first Zionist congress. It has become a symbol of the Zionist vision, and is generally identified with Herzl’s famous words: “In Basel habe ich den Judenstaat gegründet”, words have proven to be prophetic. 
In “The Revisionists” the artists reconstruct the iconic picture as a studio set, and ask people to complete it, by replacing Herzl. Whoever takes Herzl’s place, is offered a black beard and a coat, and is requested to imitate Herzl’s posture, to fix the gaze in the same direction and to contemplate, or re-think the vision, until being replaced by another re-visionist.

 

Zionism         Icon         Myth          Fake         Israel         Herzl

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis