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Anna Ehrenstein: L'Original

2017, video, 723′′

Anna Ehrenstein’s installation at the Corneous Stories exhibition consists of two separate works dealing with the complexities of labour and material culture regarded as fake. 

According to Antonio Gramsci, “subalternity” means being part of an excluded group. What happens when the subaltern becomes the appropriator? How do processes of cultural appropriation change through social media? Can the subaltern tweet? 

“For Ehrenstein, the question isn’t what is real and what is fake: rather who can afford to wear both.” Liza Premiyak

From the work cycle Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, 20162019.