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The Jewish Fencing Club (JFC)

Royal College of Art London, RCA2022 Graduate Show

July 2022

Inspired by imagery of Jewish fencing clubs in early 20th century Europe, The Jewish Fencing Club (JFC) project re-enacts and appropriates elements from these clubs, now disappeared. A central aspect of the project focuses on the ‘Jewish Body’, deconstructing a body-image that was historically shaped by both oppression and aspiration. The body of work intertwines and intersects different aesthetic languages: racial anthropology, impotent masculinity, Jewish-nationalism, homoeroticism, and the graceful sport of fencing.

Please visit RCA2022 graduate show website for more images and info about the project.

Installation photos by Gregor Petrikovic.

Ariel Hacohen, The Frieze,2022, detail-1.jpg
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