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Opening Tue March 7th at 18:00
« ….Here, the motto is: chairs instead of showcases ! »
EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Réka Lörincz
with : Peter Bauhuis — Emese Benczúr — David Bielander — Florian Buddeberg – Shirin Damerji — Anna Eichlinger — Susanne Elstner — Sławomir Fijałkowski — Christiane Förster — Réka Lörincz — Daniel Michel – Anna Moll — Pavol Prekop — Nicola Scholz — Kristýna Španihelová — Gisbert Stach – Rose Stach — Norman Weber – Arek Wolski — Christoph Zellweger
Jewellery exhibitions are often presented in sterile glass cabinets. This leads to a distance between object and viewer and limits the freedom, which could develop in this sensual encounter.
Here, at the exhibition tog_ther !, curated by Gisbert Stach and Rose Stach, the motto is: chairs instead of showcases!
Twenty international author jewellery artists gather with their extraordinary objects in dialogue with strongly individualistic seats, from weight benches to a sandbag wall.
A potently interactive chair by Christoph Zellweger from Switzerland; a self-portrait stool by Arek Wolski from Warsaw; cheap pretense and reality from two female Budapest artists; and David Bielander Thonet chair sausage links, are among what’s to find.
Two female artists from Budapest play with cheap pretence and reality. Emese Benczúr forms the words “LET IT SHINE” on a rainbow-coloured surface using ear studs, while Réka Lörincz presents grooming gloves with enticingly glittering golden nails on a lavatory lid in her piece of art titled Woman at Work. David Bielander, a native of Basel now living in Munich, even transforms the chair itself into a jewellery object by removing elements of the curved armrest of a Thonet chair and shaping them into sausage necklaces, explaining that the sausages had always been present in these chairs and he has now “set them free”!
Réka Lörincz – grooming gloves with enticingly glittering golden nails on a lavatory lid in her piece of art titled Woman at Work.
Réka Lörincz Object: Woman at Work, 2016 Gloves, artificial fingernails Photo by: Áron Weber
David Bielander, Thonet (Sausages) 2007 Necklace made from one original Thonet no.14 chair bentwood, paint Foto©Dirk Eisel
Nicola Scholz, 2015 Necklace intestine, gold 22 x 24 x 12 cm Foto©Mirei Takeuchi
Gisbert Stach, Superhero Videostill 2016 Sparklers, Silver Foto©Rose Stach
Alter Botanischer Garten
Finissage Sun 12.3. 14:00-17:00
Artist Talk Sun 12.3. 15:00