The photograph was originally com­misioned by Nowy Teatr in Warsaw for a poster adver­tising a play direc­ted by its artistic direc­tor Krzysz­tof War­likow­ski. Libera refers to the history of photography, anth­ropology and colonialism to create an evocative por­trait of the ‘savage’ Europeans – a photographic image of the future entitled just like Warlikowski’s play.

Zbigniew Libera
African Tales by Shakespeare

pigment ink on cotton paper, dibond, 100 x 84 cm, ed. of 3 + 2 A.P.