Jacques Carelman's Impossible Objects
February 14, 2012 7:24 PM   Subscribe

French artist Jacques Carelman created the Catalogue d’Objets Introuvables, in his words, "a criticism of our consumer society, to ridicule the necessity of the inhabitants of the big and rich western cities to buy things and shortly after to get rid of them again and so continue consuming." The collection was exhibited in Bilbao, Spain in September 2011 as part of International Art with Humor Week and has traveled around the world. Bilingual interview with Carelman, Q&A in French and English. Now, Carelman's objects, starting with the famous "Coffeepot for Masochists", are for sale.
posted by gladly (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I lost it at the Folding Travel Anvil. Brilliant. Great post!
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 7:42 PM on February 14, 2012

Finally, a bag for my cat!
posted by blue_beetle at 8:54 PM on February 14, 2012

So "a criticism of our consumer society" ended up producing useless objects for purchase?
posted by Wantok at 9:17 PM on February 14, 2012

I love "global chess". If someone make a playable spherical chess board, I would buy it.
posted by dejah420 at 6:39 AM on February 15, 2012

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