Catalogue raisonné of Interpol collection on may 21st, 2010.
124 black and white reproductions, 130x200mm, 278 pages. This book is produced using a print on demand facility, so please allow for a few days before items shipment.
“What is the primary purpose of the idea of an art museum? Try to protect the objects of our cultural patrimonies. The best way to do that, is to create a big black box, put all the artworks in it and lock the door […] The professionals in this business focus more on the preservation of the object than the social mission of the museum, the intellectual dialogue, the exchange”. Thomas Krens, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
This Catalogue, is a compilation of 124 works of art collected on the Interpol website on may 21st, 2010. They’re classified by Interpol as “Recent Stolen Works of Art” and reproduced here with their administrative number as caption. The process of transformation from stolen artworks to low-file jpeg reproductions, means a dematerialization of the physical pieces which exist now as a data collection. The publication uses the replication of these datas, as a tool for reinterpretation of a collection and therefore, an exhibition in this 130×200mm space.