THE CAPITAL OF TASTE
Black Scotchcal 50 tape on window, 670 x 6400 cm
— Made for, and shown during ‘Superstories', the 2nd Triennial of contemporary art, fashion and design in Hasselt, Belgium.
Superstories features a combination of various art and design pieces, some conceived for the occasion, such as this one.
Other artists and designers included are (a.o.): Maarten Baas, Aldo Bakker, Casimir, Martino Gamper, Hella Jongerius, Krijn de Koning, Germaine Kruip, Joris Laarman, Simon Martin, Aenout Mik, Ted Noten, Wim T. Schippers, Studio Makkink & Bey, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Thomas Rentmeister, Dan & Maarten van Severen, Marts Theselius, Marga Weimans
Superstories, Hasselt, B, 2008
— This is the largest installation I have produced – as well as the most invisible. The sentence THE CAPITAL OF TASTE is ‘woven’ into the facade by following the width of the windowframes, thus merging completely with the architecture of the CCHA, designed in 1956 by Isia Isgour. Curated by Koos Flinterman.
— A text mounted on the glass facade of the CCHA (Cultural Centre of Hasselt) Hasselt, Belgium. The Capital of Taste is the English translation of the slogan which the town of Hasselt has appropriated for its city-promotion. In English (unlike Dutch) the word Capital can also refer to a specific value system.