Galerie NeC in Paris, France 2013.
Gustaf Nordenskiöld shows in the exhibition Trophées a collection of ambivalent and newly manufactured archaeological objects with unclear origin. They convey traces from a forgotten civilization with other ideals. An exploration of unfamiliar places and cultures are in the work mixed together with his own experiences. There is a physical presence through method, a primitive and refined power transfer to clay, where traces of the process will be important in the finished objects. The works show the influence of gravity and the embodiment of objects and matter. A journey of discovery among tusks, tools, shields, chains, bows and bones. Fetishes in stained porcelain, stoneware and leather. A collection of trophies as objects of worship and conquest.