Hoard: The Ethics of Acquisition is the reconfiguration of an archaeological report from the collections of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) Library. The work is concerned with the perception of excavation as an uncovering of the truth. Hoard presents a landscape where notions of ownership are questioned. In its presentation of 742 looted archaeological sites and wounded landscapes, the document constructs different meanings and histories from the site images.
The original artist's book which precedes this 2012 edition - Hoard: The Ethics of Acquisition (2010) - was produced as a unique book work. This print-on-demand, open edition was published on the occasion of the London Art Book Fair 2012, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Hoard: The Ethics of Acquisition (2012)
Open edition, print on demand
273pp., 210 x 290mm
Digital printing, b&w images