Procurando Jesus [Looking for Jesus], 2014
Looking for Jesus – Museo Marino Marini – Florença – Itália, 2014
Installation: Lightjet impressions, copper plates, handwritten acrylic plates, Turkish plate with rope and dates, pink cedar box.
Looking for Jesus consists of a wall painting, 20 photographs on copper plate, 16 works in acrylic, hand written white charts, a tray with dates, and a wooden urn for collecting votes.
The piece was created during his residency at Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan.
In this work, the artist tackled the need to ask what other image might be plausible for a new, non-westernized face of Jesus. People on the street were asked to indicate, from a selection of 20 pictures of men from Amman, which one, in their opinion, could be the new face of Jesus. Talking about an image of a prophet is a very sensitive issue in Islamic culture, but with this pretext, a wealth of comment was added to the conversations. These were then shared in the exhibition, where visitors were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite Jesus, using pits from fresh dates that were consumed at the time the selection was made.