Ileana Oancea

SPAM plinth, will host its fourth project from 10th September through 21st October 2013; a winner of the SPAM Copy / Paste contest: ‘Countess’ created by Ileana Oancea. “French porcelain was once a respected craft, carefully mastered by true artists. Unfortunately the industrial revolution changed this once exclusive craft into a kitsch everyday object, with no real artistic value. For the SPAM contest and theme Copy/paste I have decided to replicate a well chosen ‘bibelou’ or  ornament that was found in the 70s and 80s in everybody’s  home. I have named it ‘The Countess’, just as I used to call it when I was a little girl. I decided to give her a personal feature and stabbed her in the back with a knife.  With this artistic gesture I have killed the bad taste and kitsch! “(Ileana Oancea)