1988, ISR

Assaf Hinden sends us strange messages from the past. His precise installation (perfect framing and adjustment) looks like a well-executed photographic exhibition. A Parallel Chronicle, however, brings a dark history of the forced sale of the collection of Jewish collector Emma Budge in 1937. Hinden documents the auction catalogue in elaborately perfect photographs. But we soon find out that in his catalogue’s version everything is different, words fall out, works of art spin like wheels of fortune or parts of them disappear. Records of history are actually fictitious 3D models, we can no longer reconstruct the original collection, which is changing before our eyes. The documentary nature of photography is turned upside down in a highly aesthetic way. -rv-