Kerstin Hensel // Erbe

Describing the act of giving the same birthday present every year, a collectible cup, Hensel’s poem provides a strong image of the unkind and often clueless treatment of the elder generation.

Letterpress print in German, Finnish and Lithuanian.
Frottage of lace papers on mitsumata hakuai paper in light green and pink, combined to make a tablecloth.
Case made of yellow vinyl in the shape of a small handbag, decorated with fabric roses.
This edition was published for the exhibition »Verstecke,« Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Germany, 2006.
Size of tablecloth: 97 x 97 cm
Size of handbag: 22 x 30 cm
Edition of 15 copies using Arabic numerals and 10 copies using Roman numerals
Tokyo, 2006