Money Box Squirrel

design: Maxim Velčovský

2005, porcelán, kasička

Do porcelánu zamrzlá situace a design příběhu zároveň. Pointou realizace je minimalistické postprodukční gesto (proříznutí otvoru na mince), které prostým kutilským způsobem překlopí dekorativní artefakt do užité sféry designu. Stane se tak doslovným symbolem investice do umění uštěpačně spojeným s pobídkou k obrazoborectví, neboť hodnota této zvláštní kasičky je dvojdomá, skrytá ve formě i obsahu. Každý majitel je tím postaven před tutéž Sofiinu volbu, a to jednu z funkcí objektu potlačit. Přítomná je i sentimentální historická vrstva. Někdy jsou předobrazem kasiček exotická sousoší zvířat, která se stala synonymem dekorativního luxusu dělnické společnosti, přestože prostřednictvím svého původu absurdně odkazovala k „nenáviděné aristokratické třídě“. Symbol feudalismu, který přežil na socialistické skříni.

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2005, porcelain, cash box

A situation and design frozen in porcelain. The point is a minimalist postproduction gesture (cutting of coin slot) that in a simple DIY manner catapults a decorative artefact into the utility area of design. It thus becomes a literary symbol of investment into art sarcastically connected with encouraging iconoclasm, as the value of this special cash box is two-fold, hidden in both the form and content. Each owner faces the same difficult choice: how to suppress one of the object’s functions. A sentimental historical level is also at play on sculptures of exotic animals that were synonymous with decorative luxury of the socialist working classes, despite the fact that their origin paradoxically pointed to the hated aristocracy. Symbols of feudalism that survived on top of socialist wardrobes.

Maxim Velčovský was born in 1976. He completed his studies at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2002 he co-founded Qubus Design Studio - already very well-known czech design studio with iconic art works of ceramic and glass. In 2007 he won the Designer of the Year award. Velčovský mainly works with the concept of transforming objects from their usual materials to porcelain and glass. He often gives a new sense to old objects and he calls this process "restarting". He has taken part in dozens of exhibitions and his works are included in, e.g. the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Victoria&Albert Museum in London, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich or the Mudac in Lausanne. Nowadays he is a head of the Ceramics and Porcelain Atelier at Fine Arts Academy in Prague. 

 

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