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Avoiding Oblivion

Avoiding Oblivion – Pharaonic Influence Over the Past 500 Years was an exhibition by Factum Foundation for Masterpiece Art Fair, 2022. On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, it revealed how our fascination with Ancient Egypt began centuries earlier. The inaugural Masterpiece [Re]discovery invited visitors to engage with a prescient and powerful display that charted changing attitudes to preservation, the impact of time and the dynamic nature of originality.

A stark white space with the exact dimensions of Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus chamber contains technology that enables a virtual experience of the tomb at high-resolution while simultaneously enabling visitors to look through the eyes of others. This innovative installation for MASTERPIECE [RE]DISCOVERY encouraged visitors to understand the complexity of history in new ways and to challenge our own point of view and the limits of understanding.

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