Garbage Pin Project:'worth VS waste'

Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2009  -  14 Nov 2009
Published: 28.10.2009

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We’re happy to bring the Garbage Pin Project to our showroom. The project started with an invitation by Portuguese artist Ana Cardim to 90 international artists. The artists were asked to use the jewel Garbage Pin during five days and to select, create or recreate, the contents kept in five plastic bags according to the perspective and reflections generated from the project: Worth VS. Waste.
Garbage Pin is a device jewel born from a distinctly urban concept of appropriation and reinterpretation of a daily use object: the rubbish bin.
Being of a kind of urban furnishing that exists in big numbers in the cosmopolitan set-up, the waste bin belongs with no doubt to the collective imagery, present in the day to day of any citizen as a reflection of a culture linked to an accelerated and increasing consumption like is ours.
Garbage Pin Project started in January 2008 as a virtual process through the communication established, mainly by email, with the 90 artists that have participated.

The project has been subsidised by the Ministry of Portuguese Culture.