Gemstones 2011-2021

Wooden type case, 129 stones. 67x50x4 cm

Placing itself within the tradition of collecting gems, minerals, and crystals from around the world and presenting them in natural history museums and royal collections as a manifestation of possession and power, ‘Gemstones 2011-2021’ is a display featuring 129 ordinary and similar-looking stones collected in different parts of the world in those years. A counter-image of ostentatious displays that celebrate unique and exceptional colours, materials and textures, the work is accompanied by a detailed list describing the date and exact place in which the stones were found, serving as a guide for discovering the personal history and identity of each of the stones.