Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Maria Thereza Alves. This Is Not An Apricot Byrsonima Crassifolia. Image: Maria Thereza Alves
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In a market in Manaus, in the Amazon, Alves asked a fruit seller the names of the fruits in his stand. They were all very different, but they were all round, and in each case he said they were apricots, though none of them were. They were all indigenous fruits and he had no idea what they might otherwise be called.