Provocation in Porcelain: Nadine Wottke Breaks Taboos With Naughty Sculptures

March 18, 2015 | Liam Mathews

German artist Nadine Wottke’s sculptures are a great contribution to the genre of art-by-juxtaposition: she makes small porcelain figurines of the type most closely associated with wholesome, kitschy depictions of angels and children, but re-shapes them to have everyday bodies (soft bellies and sagging breasts) posed in sexually explicit positions. She adds to the off-ness with little touches of materials like latex and horsehair.


They’re weird and uncanny and cool. The sculptures were unveiled at the Widmer + Theodoridis Gallery in Switzerland in 2013, and have yet to make it to the US.

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