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Gemstones 2011-2021

Wooden type case, 129 stones, 2021, 67 x 50 x 4 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.

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