Categories for Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire (2022)

What makes an object desirable? Considering the items on offer at antique fairs, a collectible object should first and foremost be rare. This entails that it is in perfect condition, extremely old, exceptionally decorated, or simply one of a kind. Rare makes valuable, so such a prestige object signals the prosperity as well as the ‘good taste’ of its owner. In this collage series, I reshape such ‘objects of desire’. Images of objects from a catalogue of an antique fair are stretched and cut up, doubled, and fused. Does this also increase the value of the depicted objects? In any case, they now seem the summit of desirable: these impossible objects are so rare that they only exist in our imagination.

 

Object of Desire 10 – Vaasje, 15 x 20 cm.