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02/07/2012

EXPO ‘EXCESSORIES’ – Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam (NL) – 8 Juill.-31 Aoiut 2012

Christoph Zellweger exhibiting at Galerie Louise Smit

 Christoph Zellweger exhibiting at Galerie Louise Smit

Excessories – Let’ talk about FAT

EXCESSORIES or ACCESSORIES? The title of Christoph Zellweger’s exhibition confronts the literate reader with a creative misunderstanding, ‘EXCESS’ or ‘ACCESS’ or both?

The Swiss artist, Christoph Zellweger is internationally known for pushing boundaries on the definition of body adornment. Zellweger creates objects, one-off jewellery pieces and fictional products, which position themselves between critical design and object art.

EXCESSORIES introduces the notion of excess, which best defines today’s social habits of consumption. ‘Excess’ lays at the etymological core of the word luxury. What exceeds, what overflows, is the most exuberant side of nature and this is often manifested in the form of FAT, BODILY FAT.

Zellweger has identified the contemporary obsession with fat and produced highly aesthetic works in blown glass. These works made up of empty, translucent volumes, seem to overflow. Each artefact is marked with a weight reference coming from operation protocols (plastic surgery). The figures report on the diverse fates of fat of past operations to become metaphors for absence and loss.

On the opening day, the artist hopes for discussions with visitors about their views on FAT as well as on wearing contemporary jewellery. A plastic aesthetic surgeon will also be present.

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: 3330 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: 3330 2012  Glass, textile

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: R 189 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: R 189 2012  Glass, textile

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: 818 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: 818 2012  Glass, textile

 

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Galerie Louise Smit
Prinsengracht 615,
1016 HT Amsterdam
tel (020) 625 98 98
gls@xs4all.nl
www.galerielouisesmit.nl

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