Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 1, 2012Goshka Macuga
520 x 1726 cm (204 3/4 x 679 1/2 in.)
The artistic practice of Goshka Macuga develops from historical and scientific documents, that she associates with her own works and those of other artists. Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 1 and 2 is a tapestry created within the framework of dOCUMENTA (13), whose two parts are designed to be exhibited simultaneously in two separate places, i.e. Kassel and Kabul, respectively.
Through a curator’s approach, Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 1 by Goshka Macuga questions Western cultural hegemony. This tapestry is part of the Pinault Collection and was first shown at the 2016 “Accrochage” (“Hanging”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.