The artist's book by Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier examines and questions ownership, possession and control of African art in Europe.
Letter to Lagat is an artist’s book by Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier that examines and questions ownership, possession and control of African art in Europe.
Letter to Lagat meditates on the power of objects in Postcolonial collections of the Global North. Are objects agents of their own movement? What are the implications of the increasing verisimilitude of digital reproductions?
A book by Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier.
Photography: Hannes Wiedemann
3D artist: Nieves de la Fuente Gutierrez
3D print production: Urs Fries / KHM
Essay: Kitso Lynn Lelliot
Graphic Design: Studio Carmen Strzelecki
Publisher: StrzeleckiBooks, Cologne
104 pages , 21 x 28 cm,
Friday, 19 June 2015,
6.30pm – Book presentation in context of the exhibition MASHUP (on view until 27 September 2015)
8.00 pm – Performance: A collection of bicycles Simon Rittmeier, Hans-Wolfgang Reichold
A performance piece that addresses the subjectiveness and potential arbitrariness of collection practice. How can objects from an African country be classified and exhibited in Bayreuth, Germany? Can new classification systems be able to offer new perspectives on the object?
With music by DJ Dark Hive (aka Skaface the Tilapia).
Following Book Presentations:
Berlin: August 27th, 2015, Vice Versa