Imagen

Two commonplace objects, in themselves of little eloquence, are used to multiply the ways of interpreting questions such as the development of material culture, the ownership of water or the status of sound in a conception of contemporary art, in which sight and touch are always at the forefront.

The scene presented by Natascha Sadr Haghighian should be understood as a suggestion we reflect on the history of the production and consumption of objects, on the importance of this history in that of ideas, of culture, and on the way in which objects represent what we might call little hells in the civilised world.

Technical details

Publication date:
2011
Author:
Collection:
Sèrie Capella
Support:
Pages:
20
Editorial category:
Exhibitions
Design:

Design by Nieves y Mario Berenguer Ros

Editions:
Spa 2013-9926 (digital) / 2013-990X (impresa)
Cat 2013-9926 (digital) / 2013-9896 (impresa)
Eng 2013-9926 (online) / 2013-9918 (printed)
I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch