A handmade book
Size: 21 x 29,7 cm
Publication date: September 2018
Wallpaper consists of an installation,
a book in an edition of 20 copies
and a portfolio box containing
4 prints on handmade paper
in an edition of 3 copies.
Price Portfolio box: €750
Price single transfer print A3 € 250
WALLPAPER is inspired by a quote from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: “The world is still deceived with ornament.” WALLPAPER is about decoration and temptation, about exclusivity and mass production. It is a reflection on the evolution of photography and art in a neoliberal society, and it consists of an installation, a portfolio box, a book, and an essay.
Art is decoration. Art has become something pretty to hang above the sofa. It is the outside that counts. Peter Sellars (theatre director) already said it in an interview in Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad in 1998: “When nothing affects us anymore, when everything simply runs off the exterior, we lose our ability to distinguish. It’s one of the biggest afflictions of this time, that we’re so fixated on the outside.”