Vlad Nancă

Original Adidas

2009-2019

  • Vlad Nancã, Original Adidas, 2009-2019, detail, Photo Sebastian Apostol

    Ceramic tiles on MDF, glass display case, bronze

    135 x 45 x 120 cm

  • Vlad Nancã, Original Adidas, 2009-2019, Photo Sebastian Apostol

    Ceramic tiles on MDF, glass display case, bronze

    135 x 45 x 120 cm

Romania suffered from severe shortages in the 1980’s due to the austerity policy. It was almost impossible to find anything in the shops, especially meet was only available sometimes. These shortages led to a humorous attitude amongst people to cope with the situation. Rare products had different ‘nicknames’ pork heads were called ‘calculators’, chicken claws 'cutlery' and the pork feet 'adidas'. The sculpture ‘Original Adidas’ is a reminiscence to these times and hint to the present, with consumerism and the focus on brands are at a peak.

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