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EXPO ‘Contemporary Glass’ – Studio GR·20, Padova (IT) – 25 Oct.-22 Dec. 2012

Contemporary Glass: Sculptures, Installations, Jewels

Artists: Beate EismannIris NieuwenburgEvert NijlandRuudt PetersKatja PrinsAndrea Wagner — Maria Grazia Rosin (sculptures) Ruudt Peters  Brooch: Thanos 2006  Silver, glass  Serie SephirothRuudt Peters  Brooch: Thanos 2006  Silver, glass  Serie Sephiroth

  Beate Eismann  Necklace: Untitled 2009  Silver, stones, enamelled copperBeate Eismann  Necklace: Untitled 2009  Silver, stones, enamelled copper

  Evert Nijland  Brooch: Flower 2 2012  Wood, glass  Series OrnamentEvert Nijland  Brooch: Flower 2 2012  Wood, glass  Series Ornament

Katja Prins  Necklace: Inter-Act 2011  Silver, reconstructed onyx and coral, glassKatja Prins  Necklace: Inter-Act 2011  Silver, reconstructed onyx and coral, glass

  Andrea Wagner  Brooch: Corso Del Corsage 2010  Silver, bone china porcelain, glass, polyester, synthetic resinAndrea Wagner  Brooch: Corso Del Corsage 2010  Silver, bone china porcelain, glass, polyester, synthetic resin



Studio GR·20
Via dei Soncin 27
35122 – Padova
Telephone: 39 049 8756820
Fax: 39 049 8770177


EXPO ‘KITSCH between ART AND ORNAMENT. 2000-2011′ – Studio GR·20, Padova (Italy) – 3 Nov.-22 Dec. 2011

 KITSCH between ART AND ORNAMENT. 2000-2011
(Iris Niewenburg – brooch: Hereditaire-jaune 2008 – Silver, lacquer, photo-print)


 Ten artists, including the most significant in the international arena, are witnesses to a new address at the end of the twentieth century figurative formulas for the liberating effect of the postmodern movement and which has grown in the last decade with extreme views, neo-baroque, neo-Manierist and neo-Symbolist.
The new imagery is rampant blending truth and fiction, memory and its deformation, the accuracy and vagueness, the horror and pleasure, eroticism and pornography, the myth and mysticism, humor and sarcasm : is the culture of kitsch.
The term improperly used to disparaging assessments by the great German bookish Hermann Broch, who quoted him in his famous text of 1933 and, later, the shooting in writing in 1950-1951, assumed negative meaning in the dialectic of confrontation classical values to those of post-Romanticism imbued with a culture symbolist aesthetic, decadent that dominated the late nineteenth century. Not inferior art, then, but the sublime beauty of art in all its excesses even the most perverse, sacrifice the values of harmony and balance.
Contemporary art aestheticism return records that enriched experiences and meanings of philosophical, psychoanalytical and social developed during the twentieth century. (Graziella Folchini Grassetto)


Gijs Bakker
, David Bielander, Helen Britton, Jantje FleischuutKarl Fritsch, Iris Nieuwenburg, Ruudt Peters, Tanel Veenre, Lisa Walker, Petra Zimmermann.


 Studio GR·20
Via dei Soncin 27
35122 – Padova
Telephone: 39 049 8756820
Fax: 39 049 8770177


EXPO ‘Materia e colore’ – Studio GR20, Padova (Italie) – 16 avril-15 mai 2010

Gioielleria Contemporanea – Materia e colore / Material and Colour
Omaggio a Sandra Marconato
……. quando la sostanza incide sulla forma e diventa arte

EXPO GR-20 - 16avril-16mai 2010_ Padova

Artists: Karl Fritsch, Bussi Buhs, Beppe Kessler, Annamaria Zanella, Barbara Paganin, Stefano Marchetti, Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Lam de Wolf, Robert Smit, Isabella Facco, Silvia Walz, Lisa Walker, Fritz Maierhofer, Fabrizio Tridenti, Sandra Marconato.

« The exhibition focuses on a phenomenon which, originating from artistic experimentation in the 1990s, has gradually outlined itself more clearly in the first decade of this century. Organic, mineral and artificial matter now has a central role : it bears creative stimuli associated with the analysis of its own specificity, which gives rise to fantastic, symbolistic and naturalistic formulations. All materials may be subjected to examination, which inspires free, unregulated schemes devoid of preconstituted ideas. Artists like Karl Fritsch, Bussi Buhs, Beppe Kessler, Annamaria Zanella, Barbara Paganin and Stefano Marchetti in his recent works elaborate images that are profoundly affected by transformations and pulsations of matter which their own rules and energy set into motion. Other artists, such as Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Lam de Wolf and Robert Smit choose very different materials: they combine metals with wood, paint, fabric, glass and minerals – the latter in their morphological entirety – and join them with conceptual and symbolic associations related to individualistic representations and esoteric, mythological and historical expressions. Still others convey their messages through objects – sometimes selected as true objets trouvés – the assemblage of which becomes installation-jewellery: such are the works by Isabella Facco, Silvia Walz and Lisa Walker. Lastly, there are artists who have skilfully associated their experience with images defined both by geometric elaborations and by mechanical constructions, like Fritz Maierhofer and Fabrizio Tridenti. Recalling the great Minimalist and Constructivist movements, they carry out experiments with materials that give them freedom of expression: Maierhofer uses Corian, a plastic substance, and Tridenti upsets perfect mechanisms by introducing rust, paints and pigments that jeopardise their functional structures. The exhibition also displays Bussi Buhs’s sculptures and one of Barbara Paganin’s installations.
With this exhibition, Studio GR.20 aims at emphasising the importance of substance over form, and in this context pays homage to Sandra Marconato. The artist uses evanescent materials like gauze, paper, tempera and acrylics to create sculptures and installations that the Paduan public already admired at exhibitions in the Palazzo della Ragione (16th Biennale del Bronzetto e Piccola Scultura, Padua, 1995) and at the Museum of Palazzo del Monte (anthological exhibition, 1996).
«   (Graziella Folchini Grassetto)

EXPO 'Materia e Colore' -Fabrizio TridentiEXPO 'Materia e Colore' - Iris Eichenberg.jpgEXPO 'Materia e Colore' -Karl Fritsch.jpg
Fabrizio Tridenti – Spilla, “Limited area”, argento, ferro zincato, vernice acrilica. 2009
Iris Eichenberg – Spilla, “New Rooms”, argento, rame, legno, smalto. 2008
Karl Fritsch – Anello, argento ossidato. 2005

EXPO 'Materia e colore' - Studio GR20, Padova (Italie) - 16 avril-15 mai 2010 dans Annamaria ZANELLA (IT) 22
Bussi Buhs – ‘Apsu’
Lam de Wolf - neckpiece 1981-82 – Cane, cloth strips, ribbons; wrapped, tied
Fritz Maierhofer - ring -  corian

D- 5, silver, brass, plastic, textil
Silvia Walz - brooch  ‘Series Dolly’ 2002 – Silver, textile, plastic, paper

newtown-necklace dans Barbara PAGANIN (IT)
Lisa Walker – necklace ‘Stuffed Animal’ 2008  Stuffed animals, thread
Stefano Marchetti - brooch 2007
Beppe KesslerBrooch: Hematite 1997 – wood, textile, acrylic, graphite, hematite


Studio GR·20
Graziella Folchini Grassetto
Via dei Soncin 27
35122 – Padova (Italy )
Telephone: +39 049 8756820
Fax: 39 049 8787077
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