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desolation row

MARCH. 17 - 27. 2022
ERSTE Stiftung
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna


Pauline Thurn und Taxis documents co/rizom's work with traditional artisans around the globe. It would be easy to offer a romanticized view of crafts and their makers & reflecting our desire for intact worlds elsewhere. Instead, Pauline exposes destitute environments, revealing the challenges of artisans struggling to survive in societies in transition. A narrative of places, removing the sentimentality from preconceived notions. The images are depicting voids, are testimony of desolation & dislocation while capturing a distinct mood & identity. A brilliant account of the backdrop that contextualizes the daily realities of co/rizom’s work.

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