EXPO ‘Disturbare la Geometria by Jürgen Eickhoff’ – V&V Gallery, Vienna (AT) – 24 Janv.-15 Mars 2016
Disturbare la Geometria by Jürgen Eickhoff
Opening: 24January 11am – 5pm
1010 Wien (Vienna, Austria)
Tel 0043/1/535 63 34
Opening: 24January 11am – 5pm
Ruudt Peters – Corpus
Ruudt Peters – Corpus « Limbus »
« Between body and spirit.
Flat, amorphous shapes in subdued shades of dark-grey. Ruudt Peters’ new jewellery appears to be austere and abstract until the eye is drawn to the occasional sharp edges, or intentionally modelled surfaces. Peters is always on a quest for spirituality in his work as his earlier work has demonstrated. One line of approach he did not consider in the past was Christianity. Was it too predictable a choice, or was it too close for comfort in the artist’s view?
From the abundance of motifs Peters chose what lies at the heart of Christianity: Jesus as the saviour of mankind. For a thousand years artists have searched for an apt representation of the crucifixion: from the simplicity of Romanesque depictions to an increasingly explicit image of a virtually naked man. The body of the Christ figure becomes increasingly pronounced: muscles starting to develop, the abdomen curving, the loincloth losing its innocence. The religious symbol takes on increasingly complex meanings.
It was a challenge for Ruudt Peters to add his own interpretation to this iconography. In a study in which the crucifix was initially sawn into bits and pieces and then joined together again instinctively, the artist was not only guided by religious connotations. Other aspects present themselves: the meeting of bodies, expressiveness of touch, intimacy. In the final product Peters stresses abstract, veiled shapes on the front and keeps the recognizable parts for the sides and back.
Western society is becoming increasingly secularized, and Ruudt Peters CORPUS jewellery hits the spectator like a bolt out of the blue. At its first presentation at the COLLECT art fair the reactions were unusually outspoken. Curiosity, amazement and appreciation competed for first place, often combined with wariness about the wearability of the pieces. For should you judge this work on the basis of the artistic stament made by the maker, or as a personal testimony? Is it about body or spirit? In his work the artist extends a hand to the spectators, ultimately it is their responsibility to provide an interpretation and decide on the value of a work of art. « Ward Schrijver (© Galerie Rob Koudijs)
30 Jahre Galerie Spektrum
Doris Betz — Helen Britton — Attai Chen — Anton Cepka — Saskia Detering — Georg Dobler — Iris Eichenberg — Jürgen Eickhoff — Kyoko Fukuchi — Thomas Gentille — Herman Hermsen — Mari Ishikawa — Rian de Jong — Vered Kaminski — Esther Knobel — Winfried Krüger — Florence Lehmann — Stefano Marchetti — Suska Mackert — Mia Maljojoki — Nanna Melland — Ted Noten — Ruudt Peters — Karen Pontoppidan — Marianne Schliwinski– Peter Skubic — Graziano Visintin — Arek Wolski
DORIS BETZ – Halsschmuck 2011 – Foto: Bernhard Roth
RIAN DE JONG -Brosche 2011
TED NOTEN « Hanzi Perfume » Armband 2011-
An exhibition of jewelry inspired by 18 artists stranded in Mexico City under the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud. Curated by Jo Bloxham
Memories of Mexico
« In April 2010 I was in Mexico City to attend a jewellery symposium called Walking the Gray Area. After a week of wonderfully inspiring talks and exhibitions, it was time to come home. I said my goodbyes and went back to my hotel to pack in readiness for my flight home the next morning. Then, I heard a news flash, which said the skies over Europe were closed due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. This was too ridiculous to be true. I had to get home as I was travelling to Australia in two days’ time. But, as the hours morphed into days it quickly became clear that I was going nowhere soon…
A blitz-like camaraderie developed as dozens of jewellers gather in disbelief, talking of nothing other than how they were going to get home. We were all stranded under a dark cloud, and there was nothing anyone could do but wait for it to pass.
I sat in my hotel room, reluctantly listening to the screech of the organ grinder who had based himself beneath my window. It sounded cute at first, but after a week it became a nerve grinder. To block out this noise I began to think about my time in Mexico and its rich and colourful culture of chaos. It had been a wonderful experience, and I felt sad that this cloud, which was holding me prisoner, would overshadow the memories of my time there.
Then, it all became clear. Why not make something positive out of this? The idea for a new exhibition was born…
Needless to say, I never did get to Australia.« Jo Bloxham, curator
Caroline Broadhead Bracelets
Agnieszka Knap, Andrea Wagner, Benjamin Lignel, Caroline Broadhead, Cristina Filipe, Gemma Draper, Janina Stübler, Jiro Kamata, Jorge Manilla, Jürgen Eickhoff, Karin Seufert, Lucy Sarneel, Manon van Kouswijk, Nanna Melland, Nedda El-Asmar, Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Sarah O’Hana, Tore Svensson
Karin Seufert « Teotihuacan », « Torre Latino Americano » Brooches
Gemma Draper, « First-aid Easy Mantras » Brooches
Nedda El-Asmar « Structured Coloured Chaos » Necklace
Manon van Kouswijk « Perles d’Artiste » The Volcanic Version
Ramón Puig Cuyàs – « Under that Cloud I » and « Under that Cloud II » « Net-Work » Brooches
Juergen Eickhoff – « Local » Brooch
Janina Stuebler – Object and Brooches
Lucy Sarneel « Deadlock » Necklace
Jorge Manilla « Two Possibilities » and « Please do it for me »
Agnieszka Knap « Anatomy of Fear » Pendants
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street (between Pacific and Broadway)
San Francisco CA 94109 – USA
have a look at the CATALOGUE
UNDER THAT CLOUD 17->22/3
An exhibition of jewellery inspired by 18 artists being stranded in Mexico City under the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, Curated by Jo Bloxham.
Agnieszka Knap, Andrea Wagner, Benjamin Lignel, Caroline Broadhead, Cristina Filipe, Gemma Draper, Janina Stübler, Jiro Kamata, Jorge Manilla, Jürgen Eickhoff, Karin Seufert, Lucy Sarneel, Manon van Kouswijk, Nanna Melland, Nedda El-Asmar, Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Sarah O’Hana, Tore Svensson
Benjamin Lignel- piece 2011
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