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Archeological Artifacts - Light Table - Variable dimensions - 2016

Assembled over a year of visits to auction houses in Europe, Fragments looks at the commercial value of historical objects. A collection of archaeological artifacts acquired on the ‘legal’ market accompanied by experts’ certificates of authenticity and provenance. The auction house draws in real-time a chart of acquisition desires; the more an object is desired the higher the price would get. Through this gesture of bringing these objects from the market to the museum, I look at the shift in their value from a commodity to a museological index. Placed on a light table without label, the artifacts turn into objects without shadows. 

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