Öljyväri kankaalle, 180 x 180 cm

Anita Naukkarinen

Certificate of Existence

I ordered an official document which was intended to prove that I exist. This Certificate of Lifeor the Certificate of Existencecost eight euros, and in addition to my personal details, it included the word aliveand some official-looking stamps. Proving my own existence seemed absurd to me, but it was necessary for bureaucratic reasons. It made me think about the relationship between this piece of paper and myself and how a painting can be considered proof of existence.



Anita Naukkarinen, 1986, Hyvinkää


LISÄTILA ( Merimiehenkatu 36 E )