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Conceived, written, and prepared for being published in a German art magazine, to coincide with a gallery exhibition. Next to an interview conducted with the director of the Stuttgart Ethnographic Museum, seven illustrations were painted, based on activities in the very museum.

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Freizeit

1993

Display of a particular, thematically meandering selection of printed matter, alluding to topics like “mask”, “speech” and “cultures”. Compiled from existing publications and ephemera by the artist, or by other artists and writers, it was layed out towards the gallery window.

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‹Hinrich Sachs›

1994

Jag är egentligen inte en person med humor.
Men det finns i regel inget annat sätt att möta verkligheten på, än att beskriva den som den är. Konstnärerna utvecklades positivt ekonomiskt och socialt under 90-talet. De lämnade sitt tillstånd som minoritet, åtminstone på den västerländska liberala marknaden. I det svenska, schweiziska, eller vilket samhälle som helst, skapar dagens välstånds-
utveckling och ledarskapsideal den vedertagna bilden av konstnären. Konstnärer är lyckliga; några tjänar dessutom ett helvetes massa pengar. Finanskrisen 2008/09 verkar inte ha förändrat den bilden, inte i Europa i alla fall. De sociala mönster och uppfattningar som avgör framgång inom det här fältet tycks djupt inristade. Men det här är bara bakgrunden till den serie första-och andrahandsscener som jag vill dela med er.

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En liknelse. En del kommer att känna igen sig med glädje, andra inte

2010

A poster announces an event, for which guests from Cameroon, India, and Lebanon were invited to orally translate excerpts from Courierspeak, a phrase-book for couriers of museum objects.

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Courierspeak

1993

Layered and incongruent lines evoke
the cultural power inherent to the tool of mapmaking.

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Nunavut [our land] 1733 / 1857 / 1922 / 2000

2018

Puppet characters from different national versions of the children’s TV program Sesame Street have been materialised as human size costumes. The hybrid group appears in a theatre-like setting, against a background of a painted city panorama, activating the space of the exhibition, which constitutes the work.

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Kami, Khokha, Bert and Ernie (expanding)

2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2019

A poster announces an event, for which guests from different professional back- grounds are invited to a public debate in relation to a complete set of the international editions of ELLE magazine. Franchised around the world, the issue of ELLE on display appears in its today 34 different regional editions, all published in the same month.

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That We Know / Ce qu’on sait / Was man weiss

1994 - ongoing

A set of 12 volumes, various papers, letterpress printing, bound in green heavy duty paper, blind blocking, various dimensions, in an edition of six. With an afterword by the writer and scholar Marianne Schuller.

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Die Biografie

1991