Jacob’s Ladder retold through contemporary art installation

Jacob’s Ladder retold through contemporary art installation

Whitechapel Gallery recently launched an installation by French Algerian artist Kader Attia. The installation revisits the Bible story of Jacob’s Ladder via a giant structure of artifacts and books that fills the main hall of the gallery. The structure includes a cabinet of curiosities with antique scientific equipment and books that are spotlighted by a beam of light that shines from floor to mirrored ceiling. This lighting effect creates an “infinity reflection” that represents Jacob’s vision of angels ascending to heaven.

Attia’s installation reflects on a wide range of contemporary studies and explores identity in this age of globalization.

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