oh tannenbaum 'designer christmas trees'
'pommes schranke' malte bruns & jyrgen ueberschär, 2008
the unusual spelling in the title of the exhibition – 'oh' rather than the conventional 'o' tannenbaum by german jjoo design –
is intended to convey both the range of possible reactions to the works on show – from enthusiastic approval to bemused
consternation – and the equally diverse creative approaches to the chosen theme. whether it elicits a smile of amusement,
an appreciative nod or a shocked gasp, each exhibit reflects its creator’s personal vision of the christmas tree,
which may or may not correspond to the standard image of this object.
few other objects offer as much scope for interpretation or have such evocative potential as the christmas tree. the combination
of the specific and the universal is what makes it so unique – on the one hand there is the classic image of a cone-shaped object
clad in green needles, (red) baubles and (white) candles, and on the other is the widespread recognition and value of this symbol.
the christmas tree is both pagan and christian; it can be found in supermarkets and at winter fairs; it represents fertility and
commerce; it is put on display in living rooms and on public squares from stockholm to cape town, miami to beijing – and takes
on a new appearance from every different angle.
attention! christmas« volker albus, 2006
'driving home for christmas' cornelia sieg, 2007
'wchristmas tree', johannes müller, 2004
'untitled' by susanne könig & christian metzler, 2008
'untitled' by rebecca hinreise, 2009
'white christmas' by stefan jakubik, 2010
'untitled' by lambert lamps, 2010
'esclavo del consumo' candela luciana sibio de rivi, 2012
oh tannenbaum christmas tree e-card app for iPhone
screenshots title & "pommes schranke"
screenshots text editing & 'untitled'
screenshots 'schatz, der baum brennt' & 'evergreen'
screenshots 'weiße weihnacht' & 'fresh Tree'