Object, 2.8 x 31.3 x 47 cm
Étienne Chambaud excavates into the pages of old atlases to physically connect different countries and places in the world that have, at some point in their history, been related. The cut-out circles reveal unexpected juxtapositions between faraway territories that have been connected though colonial economic exploitation or armed conflict. Although formally presented as an open book, “Atlas,” is enclosed in a vitrine, thus negating its function as a reference to be leafed through and consulted. Instead, it becomes inaccessible.
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- Chambaud, Etienne
- Date created:
- Date acquired:
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
- Object type:
- National Geographic Atlas of The World, 1975 - Printed ink on paper
- 2.8 x 31.3 x 47 cm (height x width x depth)
- MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Private long-term loan
- © Etienne Chambaud
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