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Den Meteoriten die Würde zurückgeben

My participation for the the exhibition and auction project “Hard to Sell, Good to Have” is concerned with meteorites and called Den Meteoriten die Würde zurückgeben.
Meteorites are the oldest material in the solar system. Today they can be bought on eBay for 2 euros.

As it goes with titles, often you find out it’s a stupid title only at a late moment.
Of course the meteorites I have bought on eBay don’t give a shit about dignity or any other related concept.
I guess what I am concerned with, and this is quite literally meant, is – again in lack of a better word – the dignity of my own fascination and research about meteorites.

the forming of the solar system, dinosaurs, cult objects, modern science and the construction of nature vs society, online-economies, quasi-objetcs –
– Can this fascination with meteorites lead to something else than considerable surplus in the art and culture markets?


I have spread around 300 grams of meteorites in the exhibition space, which is about the mass of meteoritic material that falls to earth every second.

A pdf of the accompanying illustrated (german) essay can be found here.


“Hard to Sell, Good to Have”
mit Davide Balula, Alfredo Barsuglia, Bernhard Cella, Anetta Mona Chi?a & Lucia Tká?ová, Judith Fegerl, Douglas Fishbone, Nate Harrison, Zuzanna Janin, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Wim Janssen, Nicolas Jasmin, Jakob Lena Knebl, Claudia Märzendorfer, Ralo Mayer, Boris Ondreicka, Shannon Plumb, Jonathan Quinn, Rainer Prohaska, Franz Schubert, Klaus Weber

12. bis 21. November 2010
Eröffnung: 11. November 2010 um 19 Uhr

Palais Sturany
Schottenring 21
1010 Wien

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