post-title Fasting cloth by Ursula Sax | Covering the altarpiece | Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Prenzlauer Berg | 08.03.2019

Fasting cloth by Ursula Sax | Covering the altarpiece | Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Prenzlauer Berg | 08.03.2019

Fasting cloth by Ursula Sax | Covering the altarpiece | Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Prenzlauer Berg | 08.03.2019

Fasting cloth by Ursula Sax | Covering the altarpiece | Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Prenzlauer Berg | 08.03.2019

The Berlin gallery Semjon Contemporary cordially invites you to the Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. On Friday, 8 March 2019, at the beginning of Lent, the altarpiece will be covered with a Lenten or Fasting cloth designed by the artist Ursula Sax.

Lent cloths are also called hunger cloths. They are traditionally used in Catholic and Protestant churches during the 40-day Lent before Easter to conceal the image of Jesus, e.g. on the cross. In some areas the entire altar is covered, so that a liturgy can only be followed with hearing, not seeing. The aim is, …

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Bildunterschrift: altarpiece covering with the fasting cloth of Ursula Sax, Photo: Markus Rheinfurth

Fasting Cloth by Ursula Sax – Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Prenzlauer Berg | Contemporary Art in Berlin – ART at Berlin

 

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