JohannesMundinger was one of the 15 Polish and international artists invited by the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, to present a painting dealing with Jewish culture.
For his work he is focusing on a quite mordern part in the long Jewish history. A part that is well connected to public and urban space: The Na Nachs. This group of adherents of the Rabbi Nachman from Breslov (a subgroup among the bigger group of followers, the Breslever Hassidim) is relatively small, but well visible all over Israel. Their ‘slogan’ ‘Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman’ can be seen everywehere, sprayed in small and huge letters or as stickers in the streets. Quite common is also the use of a smiley with sidelocks. And walking through the city you can meet them, driving around with vans, playing techno-Hasidicmusical compositions, dancing in the streets and on top of the vans, with the goal of spreading joy to passersby.
(But as it looks, no women are allowed to join the dance..)