Monday, February 16, 2009

Item Store - Yvonne Droge Wendel

For Group Process, Yvonne Droge Wendel has created ‘Item Store’, a custom built unit that will present a variety of attractive objects.

The objects intend to be ‘something’ and ‘nothing’ at the same time. Their shape, colour and texture are almost identical and they reveal little about their function. Labels are attached to each item. The labels reveal the identity of the objects, providing a variety of possible interpretations, through a range of manuals, stories, images, histories or colour charts. The labels are exchangeable and arbitrarily attributed. New labels open new directions. The objects can be seen therefore as fashion items, toys, tools, instruments collector’s items, art objects or interior decoration items. All items are ready to be given a name, a context or a purpose with the input of the observer.

Yvonne Dröge Wendel is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. A central theme within her work is her personal obsession with collecting, making and restoring ‘things’. What is the most enriching experience between object and human subject? How do people and ‘things’ relate?

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