SCHMUCK 2014 – Munich – 12-18 Mars 2014
Schmuck exhibition opening BLANCO
We present to you BLANCO, an international group of young jewellery makers.
Within the connecting point of the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht we all developed our own approach to the making of jewellery, at the same time we were always fascinated by each other. Our diversity is characterized by following subjects: the ideal of beauty, one’s self-awareness, aesthetics and oddness, tactile perception and fragility, as well as the use of symbols in our visual culture, the bridgeover of cultural differences and the confrontation with the past. Now the time has come to continue our creative exchange and open up to the audience. BLANCO is a starting point for us as beginners and a meeting point. Therefor we like to cordially invite you to our exhibition.
Christie Schellings — Babs Zwanink — Anne Eissen — Heike Tittes – Sangji Yun – Anke Huyben
« I make jewelry for the world to show my ideals. My work always has a direct relationship to the body. They originate classical use of costumes. I take it to it and process them into a new story. »
« The increasing digital world leaves his marks on our daily lives. The volatility of those thousand of photo images floating around like a ‘blur’ in the air. Where are all those things that we wanted to preserve by capturing it with a camera? I want to cherish the tangible and let people see the fragility in both the analog and digital world. By wearing it you still get the sense of reality and preciousness, which is lost in the digital world. You can preserve the purity of capturing the moments by treasuring the piece with love and care, to never forget that fragile things are there to cherish. « (Fragile Volatility)
Sangji Yun – Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013
Anke Huyben – Rash necklace – A series of necklaces made by causing a rash around the neck
Anke Huyben - « Lekker indrukbaar » is a project about my body and how I sometimes am dissatisfied with it. To hide the parts of my body I feel insecure about I take certain postures to cover them up. But by assuming these postures I in fact draw attention to these body parts. The space between my breasts when I cross my arms, the space between my stomach and my crossed legs;
these opening in my closed postures are casted in bronze. By wearing these bronze objects I force myself in these comforting postures that, in contrary with their intention, emphasize my vulnerabilities.
Anke Huyben – « Lekker indrukbaar »
« A piece of jewellery is a decoration of the body. Without the body it cannot exist.
I study the body as carrier of the jewellery and I take my personal obsessions and insecurities about my body as the starting point.
I don’t offer solutions but just seek to visualize them »
Anne Eissen - Sysiphos
« In contrast to the perception that contemporary means fast, digital and short-lived, there is another one, which is all about craftsmanship and staying busy by making things with your own hands.
Thereby objects are able to constantly change under your influence.
I enjoy having this influence and stay close to my work. Even if it is a never ending business sometimes.«
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