Limits Of Holocaust Art Explored

Toby Axelrod
JTA Wire Service

APRIL 09, 2006
March 30, 2006

Can art help us understand the Holocaust, or are there certain topics that shouldn’t be touched?

Those questions may never be definitively answered, but for now, at least, one artist in Germany has decided that some taboos are not to be broken.

At issue was an installation by Spanish-born artist Santiago Sierra that involved pumping poisonous auto exhaust into a former synagogue near Cologne. The installation was canceled March 13 after only one day.