The Yawners

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The Yawners (2021) are three sculptures based on a complicated motive from the colonial past of the Netherlands. Yawners were sculptures of oriental men with open mouths. These sculptures were placed at the entrances of pharmacies and were a reference to the tradesmen who brought medicinal products from different continents. They also perhaps served a role in superstition, warding of evil spirits. The Yawners are made to be exhibited in the archives of De Gaper where they are bathing in antioxidant fluids, ingredients like grapefruit juice for the products that the store used to sell.



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