Reliquary / 2018

Bronze cast, silver-plated / MoMA NY, 20 x 17,5 x 80 cm / TATE Modern, 60 x 40 x 33 cm

Art, as the self-appointed heiress of religion, has adopted the forces and claims that once distinguished religious images: aura, truth, unconditionality, sovereignty of interpretation. Their sacrosanct status is transferred here to the image plane of former religious reliquaries: the cover, however, is firmly sealed.