The graduates of the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam had their final presentation in the Beurs van Berlage building in the heart of Amsterdam. I went there and saw some very inspiring concepts. One that was very much about what we do, was the Good Mourning china concept.
The artist had realized that her mother after the loss of her father at a late age was coping with this every day still. One of the automatic behaviors are to make the table each morning and evening, for two. But he is no longer there. A painful realization of the impact of living with and loving someone, that gets broken into pieces. She wanted to show this pain of widows a.o. in her art. I think it is controversial but a true and hard reality.
P.s. Could the artist, or someone who knows her, please contact me? I lost her business card during my travel back to the US. Of course, I like to give her all the credits.