Do everyday objects become more precious when they receive an artistic touch? Would you think twice about replacing an affordable piece of furniture if someone dear to you painted it? ‘Objects of Desire’ is an exhibition by Ingrid Garcia that delves into the world of designers, their creations, and the fascinating journey these creations embark upon.
Designers have a dual purpose: they create objects to solve real-world problems, but they also design to infuse life with a bit of joy. And let’s not forget, they design to make a living. The corporate world plays a significant role in a designer’s life, directly or indirectly. Corporations are omnipresent and are perpetually encouraging us to embrace their products. Often, they also seek the creative input of artists. Be it to stand out in the market, expand globally, or simply to enhance their brand’s image.
However, corporations, like any powerful entity, can have both positive and negative impacts on the environment. Their influence is largely determined by their practices, policies, and dedication to sustainability. Some corporations have been linked to actions that harm the environment, such as pollution, resource depletion, excessive waste generation, carbon emissions, and habitat destruction.
‘Objects of Desire’ is more than an art intervention; it’s a reflection on the objects we no longer cherish. It’s an open invitation to examine the environmental consequences of replacing items that have lost their appeal. We’ll explore the fate of once-beloved objects that have outlived their usefulness, as well as those intentionally designed to become obsolete in the blink of an eye.