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This work is shown in the group exhibition "Constructing Paradise", curated by Dieter Buchhart and Mathias Kessler at the ACFNY.
"Constructing Paradise" exhibits contemporary reinterpretations of notions of the "exotic". Taking iconic artworks such as Paul Gauguin's
"Noa Noa" and Oskar Kokoschka's "Tiger Cat" as starting points, the show assembles a diverse range of work from early contemporary to more recent artistic responses to the modernist imprint
of desire and fantasy on contemporary culture. Particularly when juxtaposed with hyperbolized images of modern-day advertising, the exhibition explores the psychological impacts of the modernist
image on image culture and the Western psyche. Moussa Kone's drawings are printed in the form of a Panoramic Map for tourists and distributed among the exhibition visitors. A nautical chart leads the reader to
an island, where arthistoric images of the Brazilian Tupi people are combined with stills from 1980s Italian cannibal movies. It was the poet Oswald de Andrade, who declared in 1928 in his famous
"Manifesto Antropófago" (Cannibal Manifest) a strategy of getting rid of the colonizer's culture in Brazil through an exotic practice that was long attributed to the indigenous people.