Doggy Doggies

Doggy Doggies, 2006-2008
installation with different objects
Dimensions variable
Kunstpunkt Berlin, Galerie für aktuelle Kunst

The work series comprises several objects that are presented under the fictional DD brand for luxury goods for contemporary urban dogs: gilded dog bowls and bones or designer handbags that look like lap dogs. For this series, Johanna Smiatek worked with pre-existing dog accessories, surprised by the variety and absurdity of what is available. In a process of exaggeration and embellishment, she created a fictional product sphere that ironically alludes to the world of fashion and consumption. Accordingly the interlocking Ds of Doggy Doggies play off Coco Chanel’s corporate logo. (Quote: Marc Wellmann)