Errors: for Exhibition Use

Steel nails with manufacturing defects, 2012.

Nails with manufacturing defects are collected by the artist and exhibited as small sculptures. What is considered an industrial error transmutes into plastic-formal potency. The same defects that take away the utilitarian characteristic of nails turn them into objects of artistic interest.

Since 2012, these nails have been sent to various agents of the art world, such as artists, curators and producers, to be used in exhibitions with their original purpose – to hang or set artworks in place. In addition to that, in all of Bruno Morechi’s shows, some of his works are installed using nails from this series. The oscillation of the status of these objects, at times regarded as sculptures, at others as mere tools, questions what constitutes a work of art, pointing to a non-ontological interpretation of the artistic object.