ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
ExExoArtefakt | Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019
Site-specific installation | C-Prints, glossy, 20 x 30 cm, nutwood frames with glass | C-Prints, glossy, 30 x 45 cm, nutwood frames with and w/o glass | C-Prints, glossy,  105 x 70 cm, nutwood frames w/o glass | varying number of images, 13 shown at Kunsthaus Essen, Essen (GER) 2019

The installation questions representative functions of objects and photography drawing parallels between colonialism and globalization. The work aims towards a discussion of the terms artifact, culture and identity.
In museums, artifacts are dissociated from their original function to beexperienced as objects and representatives of history. This kind of staging is transfered onto everyday eadibles bearing a historical relation to Latin America, wether because they originate there or have been introduced there within an euro-centred export economy imposed on the colonies. The photographic medium detaches those objects from familiar meanings enabling their sculptural qualities. In the recontextualization with archaeological artifacts of pre-Colombian cultures the eadibles appear as unexpected representatives of colonial processes that shaped the economic system of our world until now. Drawing the line to the globalized present the work also shows contemporary superfoods echoing historic appropriations of natural resources. Thus, ExExoArtefakt creates an achronological photographic space aiming towards resetting our perception of the everyday from a postcolonial point of view.
Cap (2015) | C-Print, glossy, 105 x 70 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass
Mortar, can (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame wich glass

Potatoes, pears (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Jewellery (2015) | C-Print, glossy, 105 x 70 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Quinoa (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Avocado I (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Mortar I (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Potatoes (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Vanilla beans (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Chicha pot I (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Chia seeds (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Figure (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Cinnamon (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Keru (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 45 x 30 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Chocolate (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Kerus, frame (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Anthropomorphic pot (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 105 x 70 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Avocado II (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Mortar II (2018) |  C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Cocoa goblets (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass

Coffee (2019) | C-Print, glossy, 20 x 30 cm | nutwood frame with glass

Chicha pot II (2018) | C-Print, glossy, 30 x 45 cm | nutwood frame w/o glass