Unreife Früchte des Volksverstandes



The work refers to the European tradition of vessel ceramics, to the ancient pre-Greek and Greek tradition of vase painting. The categories and rules for the appearance of ceramic vessels developed by Gottfried Semper in his book “The style” (1863) are the starting point for thinking about the hierarchy of form aesthetics of European ceramic vessels. The work follows the formal lines established by Semper and transgresses them by stretching the handles to absurd lengths or covering the decorative features of the vessel with toilet graffiti. It is an anarchistic gesture within the strict structure of European historicism.
The title of the work is a quotation from a statement by Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), the Russian poet, on toilet graffiti.