Yael Bartana
The Book of Malka Germania


An art catalog edited by Shelley Harten and Gregor H. Lersch.
DCV Books & Jewish Museum Berlin, 2021
Clothbound hardcover, 24x34 cm, 200 pp.

Collaboration with Gila Kapla







The book follows the epiphany of Malka Germania, a female redeemer figure, in five chapters whose layout is modeled on that of the Talmud, the central text in Rabbinical Judaism. This organization reflects the polyphonic complexity, rich nuance, and ambivalence that the work casts into visuals and underscores that there is no simple answer. The book includes an interview with the artist and contributions by Sami Berdugo, Christina von Braun, Michael Brenner, Max Czollek, and others. It is published on occasion of the exhibition Yael Bartana—Redemption Now at the Jewish Museum Berlin.
(Photos by DCV Books)