An Interview with Joanne Bloch

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Joanne Bloch created for the South African pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale, clay replicas of items with various historical, personal and material values. She painted them all gold and presented them together in museum display cases. This installation, which she titled “Hoard” provokes attention on the arbirary nature of objects’ value but also the possibility that historically loaded items can be accidentally overlooked and misevaluated. Continue reading