Thursday, April 27, 2023

Simon Starke, ÖKOpädie, Germany, nd


A curious accordion by this German conceptual artist who was born in 1958. The description of him on the site reads like an AI generated text and offers nothing about the artist himself, but then maybe that's a 'piece' in itself!  Accompanying these photographs of assorted subjects is the word ÖKOpädie and I'm still trying to figure its meaning, in German it means 'ecopedia' while in Polish it translates as 'trenches', which given the cover image of a headstone reading Familie Grabe/Family Grave would seem to be a natural fit.  Either way I'm sure I'm missing the message here, so if anyone can help me that would be great!

5 double-sided pages, individually 5.75" x 4" and when fully open 1ft 8".


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