My work for the Spring Exhibition at Konstfack 2012

“In 2011-2012 I made the project ”The Lost Collection” about a once lost art collection belonging to a Dutch art dealer. The fate of the collection reveals how it was “acquired” by the Nazi’s during WWII, and was then later found and returned to the Netherlands after the war. However, the Dutch government rejected the claim made by the heirs for the collection; it therefore remained in the Dutch national collection until 2006. Throughout autumn 2011 I searched for places and documents relating to the story, traveling around the Netherlands as I followed the trails of the collection. My project stands between reality and fiction, I sought to examine how history is being depicted in ways, which can blur the distinction between reality and fiction.”

The Lost Collection (9:58min)

(The Story) PDF, 2012