Maarten Vanden Eynde

IKEA Vase

2011 A.D.
Ceramic and restoration plaster, variable sizes.
(In the collection of Zeeuws Museum, The Netherlands and various private collections)

IKEA-Vase is an amphora-shaped vase made of reconstruction paste and incorporating the fragments of an IKEA mug. The work questions the ability of historical artefacts to truly impress on us what life in an inherently unknowable past would have been like, and in the process points out the fallacious impressions a future archaeologist might conceivably formulate on our present based on its surviving remnants.