Jonas Bendiksen’s The Last Testament chronicles seven men who all claim to be the biblical Messiah returned. Through Bendiksen’s personal testimonies and intimate portraits, The Last Testament investigates the boundaries of religious faith, and a world in need of salvation, yearning for a new prophet. Whether escaping an angry mob in the streets with the Jesus of Kitwe, joining a Messianic birthday pilgrimage in Siberia or witnessing the End of Days with Moses in South Africa, Bendiksen immerses himself among the disciples of each of them. He takes at face value that each are the one true Messiah returned to earth, to forge an account that’s both a work of apocalyptic journalism and of a compelling artistic imagination.
The exhibition is part of MP2018, Quel Amour !
8, place de la République 13200, Arles France
July 02, 2018 to August 26, 2018