Fresh fruit or vegetable on stainless steel nail
10.0 x 10.0 x 10.0 Size (cm)
3.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 Size (in)Dimensions variable
Boxed certificate with stainless steel nail and signed leporello; text by Eva Menasse
Series of 30 unique variants
Each titled, signed and dated on certificate
Published by Carolina Nitsch
Sander’s art utilizes disparate mediums and techniques, but often aims to achieve a sense of wonder or “newness” by making minor alterations to an existing object. The Kitchen Piece works, a series of fresh fruits and vegetables carefully affixed, precisely nailed to a wall, command the observer’s attention by casting doubt on the reality of the object. When presented on the wall as an art object, the ordinariness of the fruit or vegetable is immediately confounded, and the viewer assumes it must be made synthetically. Each piece in the series is accompanied by a signed certificate with a custom, hand forged stainless-steel nail with which to attach the object. The fruit or vegetable is supplied by the collector who chooses how long to leave the Kitchen Piece on the wall, which adds a further layer of complexity as the objects decay or dry like a flower.