The Vleeshal II

Joseph Semah

Solo exhibition

15 March – 21 April 1991
Vleeshal (Map)

In the sculpture Vleeshall BaYiT BaSaR בית בשר 1991, Joseph Sassoon Semah reduces an existing hall, de Vleeshal in Middelburg, into a model which then functions as a support for an inscription. What is particular about this inscription is the fact that it is made up by the joints between the geometrical blocks of which the sculpture is constructed (please note: the geometrical blocks are based on 6 Hebrew letters, בית בשר to be read as BaSaR BaYiT i.e., Vleeshal). The place is transformed into its name, a name which lives in the lacuna of the town.