If an object comes with a story behind it, does its objective value increase? Significant Projects, a work by journalist Rob Walker and author Josh Glenn, flirted with this idea by putting up curious thrifted items with elaborate made-up pasts for sale on eBay. The final bids of the objects ended up escalating way higher than their original asking price. Still, $81 for an ugly cup? $56 for a kitschy bobblehead? Really?
Working with cultural artifacts, I’ve developed an appreciation for the importance of objects. My latest project, The Typology, combines my experience as a curator with my passion for photography through studies of collections composed of like objects. My hope is that these collections and their biographies can foster an appreciation for the importance of curation and preservation of cultural and natural artifacts.
53 Square Meters is a blog where Amaya Uscola is uploading her drawings with comments about all the funny and ordinary things her boyfriend keeps at this little loft she moved into with him.