Untitled (painted educational boards found in Natural History Museum, never opened, Azilal, Morocco) by Yto Barrada

2013 – 2015

Yto Barrada



Series of 6 chromogenic prints
Edition 2 of 5 + 2 AP


70 x 70 cm, each


Yto Barrada's series of six untitled photographs is part of a larger body of work named Faux Guide evolving around the question of fossil trade in Morocco.

As often in her work, Barrada tackles the subject matter indirectly, focusing on seemingly unimportant or only vaguely associated details. In this case, her photographs depict "educational boards" found in the Natural History Museum of Azilal, Morocco. Showing tectonic movements, continental drifts or volcanic eruptions, these boards – as the title indicates – have never been used. The chance to learn was actually there, but was never taken.

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