Luxury beyond Death


Luxury beyond Death (2018)

The series portrays paper offerings download mt4 olymp trade sourced from Vietnamese street markets and burnt by the artist. According to the local religion, the dead become reincarnated in the underworld and continue their lives. Relatives burn paper effigies at the graves of the deceased with the belief that they will need the same luxury items that they had when they were still living. Besides fake bank notes, various kinds of paper offerings are burnt. Many of them imitate luxury brand items such as Rolex and Nike.

The project highlights our obsession with consumerism whilst simultaneously raising questions about what awaits us in the afterlife.

Ghost money lacks purpose to the living, but the billions of dollars that we generate also become inaccessible to us in death. Then what’s truly valuable in life? If there is a life after life, how do we know that the life we are leading is not an afterlife itself of a different world?



この世で「本物の」通貨はあの世では紙切れにすぎず、 冥土の紙幣はこちらでは用を為さない。生きていれば億万の価値も死ぬ時にはゴミに等しいのならば、本当の価値はどこに存在するのか?