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Elisabetta Benassi, ‘M'FUMU (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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M'FUMU (Installation view), 2015

Casts of bones of exotic wild animals rom the Royal Museum of Central Africa Tervuren, Belgium.
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Elisabetta Benassi
Italian, b. 1966
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Conceptual artist Elisabetta Benassi draws upon historic and personal archives as the foundation for her practice, all the while questioning their particular representations of facts. One of her best known series of watercolors, “All I Remember” (2011), features original journalistic photographs of explosions in the 20th century; these are presented as enlarged watercolors of the photographs’ backs, including notes and inscriptions. Her other projects often concern a mix of both forgotten and commonly known tidbits of history, like Adolf Hitler’s purchase of a Volkswagen Beetle, a Russian demonstration against the Ku Klux Klan, or the murder of the Italian politician Aldo Moro. Benassi’s projects take form in a variety of mediums, including video, installation, and photography.

Elisabetta Benassi, ‘M'FUMU (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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About the work
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Exhibition history
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Installation
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Elisabetta Benassi
Italian, b. 1966
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Conceptual artist Elisabetta Benassi draws upon historic and personal archives as the foundation for her practice, all the while questioning their particular representations of facts. One of her best known series of watercolors, “All I Remember” (2011), features original journalistic photographs of explosions in the 20th century; these are presented as enlarged watercolors of the photographs’ backs, including notes and inscriptions. Her other projects often concern a mix of both forgotten and commonly known tidbits of history, like Adolf Hitler’s purchase of a Volkswagen Beetle, a Russian demonstration against the Ku Klux Klan, or the murder of the Italian politician Aldo Moro. Benassi’s projects take form in a variety of mediums, including video, installation, and photography.

M'FUMU (Installation view), 2015

Casts of bones of exotic wild animals rom the Royal Museum of Central Africa Tervuren, Belgium.
Location
Venice
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