Palestine, the year 64 AD. Historian Zachary, a fervent member of an obscure, persecuted Jewish religious sect, collects testimonies about the life of God’s chosen one from Galilee. With the help of wine and silver coins, he succeeds in persuading the old Aaron, the last living witness of the events, to reveal to him the real story of the miracle worker Yeshua. But it is not what he would have wanted.

The New Testament is merely a set of texts written by various authors based on the oral tradition many years after the events they describe. These texts were added to, removed and changed for several centuries, until the version of the Latin Vulgate at the beginning of the fifth century and its final confirmation at the Council of Trent in 1546. But what really happened? What was the true story of the life of Yeshua, God’s chosen one, the initiator of the biggest world religion, of hardened superstitions and delusions, of embellishments and exaggerations, of political compromises and church dogmas?

An attempt at a completely atheist interpretation of the life of some messiah.

Colouring: Gorazd Vahen

Tomaž Lavrič

Tomaž Lavrič was born in Ljubljana in 1964. He studied painting at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and is a professional artist who creates illustrations, political cartoons and comic strips. Since 1987, he has been an illustrator for the magazine Mladina.

To date, more than forty of his comic strips have been published in Slovenia and abroad. His best-known work is the satirical comic strip Diareja, which has been published in Mladina for three decades. His comic strips include Rdeči alarm, Bosanske basni, Ratman, Slepo sonce and Sokol in golobica. For foreign publishers, he has created the comic strips Dekalog, Evropa, Lomm and Appoline.

The comic strip Tolpa mladega Ješue (Young Yeshua’s Gang) was first published serially in Mladina, but has now been coloured by Gorazd Vahen and published in three parts by BUCH. In France, it has been published in integral form under the title Yeshua. Tomaž Lavrič received the Prešeren Fund Award for Tolpa mladega Ješue last year.

The exhibition has been prepared in cooperation with BUCH.



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