The double-faced features of bling-bling. Trick or Trait is the first monograph on the art of Maartje Folkeringa (1978), an early-mid-career Dutch artist whose sculptural work traces non-verbal forms of tactile communication in our behaviour and social interaction. Through the choice for specific materials and the way they are processed into totems of status, this body of work humanises the popular and high-end finery with which we rank ourselves and others through the lens of art. It plays with the totems by which we (un)consciously postulate our social hierarchy, allowing both the positioning of the art-object and the signalling of our status. Thanks to Onomatopee (Eindhoven).
96 pages, 17 x 24 cm, softcover, Onomatopee (Eindhoven).