(Museum Caneira | the physics of the possible), 2011
[26 lockets with photographs, a video, a series of letters, diaries, notes and scientific journals]
For her first solo show in a private gallery, Frapiccini worked on creating a fictional character: the scientist Aleksander Prus Caneira.
The exhibition turning the private gallery into a museum through the commissioning and collaboration with the Caneira Foundation (again fictional) – was in itself a fictional operation. The aim was to legitimize the scientist’ research and his collection of specimens – all created by Frapiccini herself – in order to question contemporary knowledge production systems, and the role institutions like museums play in such processes. The fiction is revealed at the exit of the exhibition, in a flyer given to visitors with a conversation between the artist and the curator.