Over Rozen Gaan

Wealthy Dutchmen used to have display cases filled with porcelain.[read_more] 'Over Rozen Gaan' transforms one such display case into a statement about money. The black seeds covering the cabinet refer to a Dutch expression that means ‘to be broke’. Together with the posh 'Famille rose' porcelain they refer to today’s growing economic inequality. This work strives to temporarily eliminate this disparity: with just one coin the life of every viewer can be a ‘bed of roses' for a moment.  Insert a euro into the slot and the coin rolls over the rose-coloured tableware with a musical tinkling. Afterwards, the coin falls into the return tray. In this way, the coin is not an end in itself, but a means to a special experience. Acquired by the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics Composition by Aart Strootman Photography Pierre Castignola