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Testament by Kadri Mälk

Exhibition  /  27 Sep 2016  -  27 Oct 2016
Published: 21.09.2016
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Intro
Graceful and subtle, yet wild and independent, is what describes the work of Kadri Mälk, the founder of an internationally-renowned Estonian school of jewellery. For Kadri, a jewel is perfectly sufficient as a jewel and she does not strive to be outside its intimacy, its value or its closeness. Everything, which could be called a tradition, allows her to skilfully manage uncontrollable power, desperate passion and the will to life with all its acceptances and refusals, subjections and sovereignties.

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Kadri Mälk
An exhibition covering Mälk's work in recent years runs from 27 September to 27 October at St. Nicholas' Church and the Portrait Gallery in Tallinn.

Her works can be found at the Victoria and  Albert Museum in London, Alice and Louis Koch Sammlung in Zürich, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, museums in Moscow, Hamburg, Berlin, NY, LACMA in Los Angeles, Espace Solidor in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, and numerous private collections.

Arnoldsche Art Publishers is the co-publisher of a book that shares a title with the exhibition, Kadri Mälk. Testament.
 
 
Testament is the name of Kadri Mälk´s exhibition and the title of her book. Her summary and insight into her art and her life, which she has – one next to the ohter, one as the assumption for the other or indeed one despite the other – been refining with passion and persistence. Moderation and permissibility in the extreme, covering a period of intensive creativity with an awe-inspiring number of Works.
Both the artist and her creations are more alive and resilient than ever before; engaging in clear, all-cards-on-the-table manoeuvres with the freedom and pleasure of one who is no longer constrained by time. / Tamara Luuk
 
... big, unruly hair, aquiline nose, dark, wild eyes, many layers of clothing with subtle shades and hidden patterns, one piece of jewellery on your chest, another on your hat, shoes with pointed tips – all of it black, naturally, or even darker than black. A witch, a shaman of the north country. ... You have instilled in me the belief that art can contain truth. A knowledge distilled from a large patern. …"We don’t make trinkets you once said”. That remains my way of measuring all other art. It’s an unforgiving yardstick. / Tanel Veenre
 
Kadri Mälk. Brooch: Duende 2, 2016. Painted cibatool, silver, gold, aquamarines, paint.. Kadri Mälk
Brooch: Duende 2, 2016
Painted cibatool, silver, gold, aquamarines, paint.
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Kadri Mälk. Brooch: Duende 2, 2016. Painted cibatool, silver, gold, aquamarines, paint.. Detail. Kadri Mälk
Brooch: Duende 2, 2016
Painted cibatool, silver, gold, aquamarines, paint.

Detail

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Kadri Mälk. Brooch: Lossylong, 2016. Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinel.. Part of: The Rotasa collection, USA. Detail view. Kadri Mälk
Brooch: Lossylong, 2016
Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinel.
Part of: The Rotasa collection, USA

Detail view

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Kadri Mälk. Brooch: Lossylong, 2016. Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinel.. Part of: The Rotasa collection, USA. Kadri Mälk
Brooch: Lossylong, 2016
Darkened silver, human hair, purple spinel.
Part of: The Rotasa collection, USA
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