Layers of Time

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Anna Artaker's work for museum in progress’ exhibition series "Layers of Time" in DATUM deals with the assassination of the Cuban communist Julio Antonio Mella in Mexico City during the night of 11 January 1929. On the left side Artaker presents a photo that was published in the newspaper – created by the police when they reconstructed the incident. In comparison the right image shows a second reconstruction by the Italian photographer Tina Modotti, the companion of Mella and only witness of the assassination.