Benera and Estefan
Isa, por ës homou vogymuk (We are all dust and ashes),  2017 - ongoing
carved wood (180 x 15 x 15 cm), drawings on paper, black HDF


Kopjafa is a totemic wood sculpture used by Hungarian-speaking communities in Trasylvania as part of thier funerary rites. Each segment represents a distinctive biographic feature of a person, such as their gender or social status.

In reaction to current Hungarian nationalist propaganda uses of this symbolic object, Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan worked with a local craftsman to create new geometrical motifs symbolizing socially-discriminated groups including migrants, LGBTQ, homeless people or cultural workers.