Three is a cardinal number is an intervention in response to the political climate surrounding the Pope Benedict XVI Where there is God, there is the Future pastoral visit to Germany. The adapted XAU display cases in Erfurt make space for a double-sided triptych. The triptych brings together appropriated iconography spotlighting several conflicting beliefs and opinions present across the globe. The triptych stands as a testimony to a lack of social equilibrium while at the same time asking passers by to situate themselves in relation to topics such as: LGBT rights, contraception, segregated education and the origin of the universe. The realisation of this artwork has encountered disruption and uncertainty, as it is situated on the edge of the high security policed zone which will be temporarily set in place during the popes visit.
Three is a cardinal number was part of the exhibition series Suddenly, Last Summer with Simon Faithfull, Ingo Gerken, Claudia Olendrowicz and Nici Wegener. Curated by Nici Wegener.
Flyer distributed throughout Erfurt which encouraged people to fill in the gap with their own interpretations.
Translation: ‘Where […..] is, there is the future’ in response to Pope Benedikt XVI’s statement ‘Where god is, there is the future’.