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The German artist Kirsten Pieroth focuses on the corruption of everyday items, creating a tension between the literal and the abstract and pointing out the seemingly artificial construction of our world. For "Dead Ant" (2005) she squashed an ant in the book "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," leaving evidence of an ant murder on the mystery novel. Another work, "Money Box" (2007), consists of a miniature clay safe that has been fired, ironically, in the only remaining German kiln still producing old-fashioned ceramic safes designed to withstand fire.
Added by CCA-SF on September 19, 2008