After Hergè, 2016, ink, paper, 29,7cm x 21cm

 

The work represents an appropriation of a scene by the Belgian comic book artist Hergè and was made for the exhibition of the class for installation and space during the 2017 exhibition of the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts.

The title of the work and the practice of appropriation relate to Elaine Sturtevant, who since the 1960s has formulated questions on the relationship between copy and original. The figure of Captain Haddock does not wear his usual sailor’s clothing in this scene, but a formal evening suit, which fits in with the occasion of an exhibition visit. He is facing the space of the exhibition and acts almost out of the picture. His behavior seems to be a reaction to other works of art shown in the room.

 

20. September 2017