Casey Carsel
Shum Klum
November 6th – 23rd 2019

Garlic is historically tied to Jewish culture as a symbol of celebration and good health. Garlic is also bound to anti-Semitic propaganda within the concept of foetor Judaicus—‘Jewish stink’. In Shum Klum Casey Carsel explores Jewishness and garlic, from the sweetness of tradition to the stench of hatred, and considers the allium’s journey from an everyday marker of Jewishness to nothing at all.

Two texts relate to this project:
Quishile Charan
Garlic and a whole lot of lovin’
Casey Carsel
Allium Olere (garlic scent)