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Bad Taste

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Ausgestopftes Meerschweinchen auf Rollbrett. Entwurf: Andi Domke, Schweiz, 2009.
An interesting show opened on July 16 (and will be up until January 11, 2010) at the Museum der Dinge in Berlin.  Evil Things. An Encyclopedia of Bad Taste “uses a one hundred year-old system to categorise violations of taste, where things are not just submitted to a judgement of taste, but also to ethical valuation of their production, construction and appearance.  Today’s judgement is not just based on aesthetic but also on moral values, when categories of “good” and “bad” (or evil) are applied. The exhibition will juxtapose historic “home horrors” to contemporary design objects and mass production. Thus a situation will be created, that raises questions about our system of values of things”.

ArtDaily.com examines the exhibition’s origins through the eyes of Gustav E. Pazaurek, art historian and museum director who opened his original “Cabinet of Bad Taste” in 1909.  Read the article here.

useone hundred year-old system to categorise violations of taste, where things are not just submitted to a judgement of taste, but also to ethical valuation of their production, construction and appearance.
Today’s judgement is not just based on aesthetic but also on moral values, when categories of “good” and “bad” (or evil) are applied. The exhibition will juxtapose historic “home horrors” to contemporary design objects and mass production. Thus a situation will be created, that raises questions about our system of values of thingsuses a one hundred year-old system to categorise violations of taste, where things are not just submitted to a judgement of taste, but also to ethical valuation of their production, construction and appearance.  Today’s judgement is not just based on aesthetic but also on moral values, when categories of “good” and “bad” (or evil) are applied. The exhibition will juxtapose historic “home horrors” to contemporary design objects and mass production. Thus a situation will be created, that raises questions about our system of values of things
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