Talismans are more than the objects they seem to be. They are entities, beings, holders of power. Talismans are mainly used to help prevent things from happening, to protect or to express thankfulness.
Talismagic is a series of 100 ceramic talismans, based on their metal predecessors, milagros. Every piece has its own specific meaning and function.
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Installation view When Things Are Beings, 2022. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photos: Gert-Jan van Rooij/Tommy Smits