Maarten Vanden Eynde

Preservation of IKEA tea-cup

2005
Photo print, 70 x 50 cm.
Photo by Arend Roelink
(In the collection of Nomas Foundation, Italy)

Preservation of IKEA Tea-cup is an intervention that took place in Rome, Italy, when the IKEA catalogue became the most printed and distributed book in human history, beating the Bible for the first time ever. I climbed over the fence of Il Foro Romanum, the old city center of Rome, and buried a new Ikea tea-cup, to be discovered by future archaeologists.