Objects of Desire (2022)
An art and antiques fair is designed to seduce. In the catalogue, exhibitors present their showpieces: centuries-old objects, rare (and therefore valuable) because they are free of signs of wear and tear, as if they have somehow escaped time. A Persian carpet looks as if it has barely been walked on; 17th-century porcelain as if it were made yesterday. For this series, I cut up such a catalogue. By ‘stretching’, fusing, and warping the images, I have made these valuable objects my own.