The Image After
images of stolen objects rearranged


The Image After is a performative presentation, which consists of three parts.
It deals with questions concerning archaeological objects, their (early) photographical representations and cultural heritage in times of chaos. The first part discusses an assembly of images that depicts archaeological objects belonging to a museum in Beirut. These objects were stolen just after the civil war ended in 1991 and still remain missing. The second part evolves around early 20th century photographs of one specific statue of Tutankhamen and runs back to the moment of excavation. The last part will talk about the Parthenon Marbles, that, from the early 19th century up until today, are located in two different countries in Europe; Great Britain and Greece.

The work is partly made possible by the Dutch Art Institute and the Mondriaan Fund -the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture-