Margolles shows relics of victims of criminal violence, presenting glass display cabinets with jewellery of shot police officers, government officials, passers-by and tourists. While the golden watches, earrings, chains and bracelets are draped as though on display in a jewellery store, as vanitas symbols the valuables directly refer to the sudden, unexpected deaths of these people.
© Courtesy: the artist. Photo: Rafael Burillo
4 Dec. 2010 - 20 Feb. 2011. Individual exhibition at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.