Musée de la Chasse et de Nature

In this body of 20 works commissioned by the Musée de la Chasse et de Nature, I dive into the exercise of pseudo-historical documentation - retelling a fictive safari expedition by subverting original 18th, 19th and early 20th century artifacts to explore the art of hunting, as a metaphor for man’s quest of self. By seamlessly integrating the counterfeit historical work back into the permanent collection of the Museum among many other genuine objects from the past, the exhibition confuses what is “museological objectivation” and “ontological engineering” to cite the French curator Vincent Normand.