Be­cause even fos­sils can fake it till they make it

Toronto Life - - Cul­ture -

Tang­ier-based artist Yto Bar­rada play­fully dis­sects Morocco’s boom­ing fos­sil and min­eral trade with her colour­ful col­lec­tion of both real and ar­ti­fi­cial ar­ti­facts. Her work ex­plores fos­silized traces of the coun­try’s long-ex­tinct species and how that pre­served his­tory is adapted (some­times fraud­u­lently!) for the mar­ket­place. The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes a screen­ing of Faux Dé­part, a kind of guide to the mak­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion of fake fos­sils. The Power Plant, the­p­ow­er­plant.org.

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