Annette Messager
[Artist, b. 1943, Berck-sur-Mer, France, lives in Paris.]

 [My work] includes something about death, and about love, because the photos always have something to do with death. The photograph is like taxidermy. It is like the animals I use. They are posed in order to appear to be alive, but they are dead. Their time has passed. The photos have to do with time and loss, and conclusion. 
 Mostly, I believe an artist doesn’t create something, but is there to sort through, to show, to point out what already exists, to put it into form and sometimes reformulate it.... I didn’t invent anything, I indicated. 
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