Conceal, cover with sand, replicate, translate, restore - Interviews
With Chrysanthi Koumianaki : 0’30
Baris Dogrusöz: 2’50
Pio Abad: 6’28
Alexandra Pirici: 10’50
And about Mariana Castillo Deball, watch her presentation at the San Francisco Art Institute: youtube.com/watch?v=McvttpeJXxg
The exhibition “Conceal, cover with sand, replicate, translate, restore” presents artistic projects dealing with objects in situations of conflict, and their role as vehicle or witness. The notion of the « biography » of objects, as developed by anthropologists Igor Kopytoff and Arjun Appardurai , has brought attention to the artifacts themselves, their physical and legal trajectories; traveling from one owner and context to the next, each chapter adding a layer to the object’s history and value. The immutability of objects is confronted to the mutation of their interpretation.