Text from: http://www.uglyobjects.com/
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
"Natalya Pinchuk and Dana Sperry relocated to de Wallen, the largest Red Light District in Amsterdam, for one month December, 2008—January, 2009 to initiate the Ugly Objects: Amsterdam. Seventeen artists volunteered their time and talents to join the project. Through advertisement and personal interactions, people living or working in de Wallen were invited to give an ugly object to the artists for alterations. The artists had conversations with the owners of ugly things about what they find beautiful and ugly, and how much these decisions are affected by personal histories and beliefs. These conversations act as a jumpstart for the creative process, so that the altered objects can return to the original owners within one year."