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1,000 Rejected Citrons

Photographic series, 2021, 100 x 65 cm / 40 x 26 cm

The photographic series '1,000 Rejected Citrons' consists of individual portraits of citrons that – due to their queer shape and aesthetic flaws – are not selected to be part of a Jewish ritual that takes place every autumn during the holiday of Sukkot. The work shifts the focus from a repetitive and endless quest for a standardised perfection towards the individual and unique nature of each of the rejected citrons, recognising their peculiarities as virtues rather than flaws. The photographed citrons were part of the installation 'The Mausoleum of Rejected Citrons' in Squillace, Italy.

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