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Alex Rizkalla

Alex Rizkalla opens his residence for viewing his project Souvenirs from the Last Century on the first weekend of the wBST
Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22 from 1 to 5pm.

Rizkalla comments:

My praxis is based on an inquiry into language as it folds into objects and images, informed by curatorial practice in museology and constructed narratives in museum collections. Currently my project explores a series of propositions concerned with contemporary ecological issues and the problematisation of collecting and archiving natural and ethnographic objects. All objects used in the collection are sourced from opportunity shops, car boot sales and trash dumps. Many collections are dispersed after the compiler of such dies, and circumstances force the beneficiaries to dispose of them. Many objects end up as decorations completely out of context, this is particularly true of natural history and ethnographic items taken as souvenirs. My work rescues, retrieves and re-contextualises these objects as a sort of record / archive of lost diversity both natural and cultural.

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