zaterdag 1 januari 2011

The emperor has chosen

Past September, Maik Mager, Vincent Bos and Dico Kruijsse went to Shanghai again to install our 'gesamtkunstwerk' at the studentbienale in Shanghai.

This historical ceramic city, Jingdezhen, used to manufacture all of the emperor’s ceramics.
The emperor ordered all this ceramics in series of three. Keeping the best work for himself and smashing the other two.
In doing so, he insured no one else could ever own a piece of ceramic resembling the emperor’s collection.
In this installation the same choises have been made. The pieces either wait for destruction or eternal glory in the emperor’s collection.

photos: Maik Mager, Vincent Bos

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