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Elwy Schutten

Jeweller
Published: 06.09.2016
Elwy Schutten. Brooch: How does identity manifest itself?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: How does identity manifest itself?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: How can skin talk about values and character?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: How can skin talk about values and character?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Is Identity a collection of diverse beliefs?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Is Identity a collection of diverse beliefs?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Is identity a set of rules?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Is identity a set of rules?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Are race, class, gender, sex but maybe even moral and character all boxes that together make you identity?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Are race, class, gender, sex but maybe even moral and character all boxes that together make you identity?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Without you, do I then exist?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Without you, do I then exist?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Are we made from the same matter as a stone?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Are we made from the same matter as a stone?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Do we have a choice or is everything fasted in rules?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Do we have a choice or is everything fasted in rules?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: If we are a collection of copied data, is you really you?, 2016. Pure silver, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: If we are a collection of copied data, is you really you?, 2016
Pure silver, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: If you have a fragment of me, are we then one?, 2016. Pure silver, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: If you have a fragment of me, are we then one?, 2016
Pure silver, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Are we a collection of others?, 2016. Pure silver, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Are we a collection of others?, 2016
Pure silver, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Does identity exist out of fragments?, 2016. Pure silver, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Does identity exist out of fragments?, 2016
Pure silver, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Why did nature gave us a fingerprint?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Why did nature gave us a fingerprint?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Is identity supposed to be didentity?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Is identity supposed to be didentity?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Brooch: If a part of you is also me, where than is the border of the individual?, 2016. Soapstone, silver. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: If a part of you is also me, where than is the border of the individual?, 2016
Soapstone, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Necklace: How far does your identity extend?, 2016. Albast, silver. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: How far does your identity extend?, 2016
Albast, silver
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Elwy Schutten. Necklace: The fingerprint is a part of an individual. When something has a fingerprint does it than become an individual?, 2016. Albast, silver. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: The fingerprint is a part of an individual. When something has a fingerprint does it than become an individual?, 2016
Albast, silver
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Intro
Elwy Schutten (1990) lives and works in Maastricht the Netherlands. She studied goldsmith at the Vakschool Schoonhoven followed by a study at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. In July 2016 she graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

Statement

In this text you could expect me to write about my identity. I can talk about my education as a goldsmith and my study at the Willem de Kooning Academy after which I continued further at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht. I was born in Lichtenvoorde, a village in the east of the Netherlands and now I live and work in Maastricht. But is this my identity? Now you know the basic data about me, but not who I am.
 
If I would show you a picture of me, you would know more about me. Because clothing and jewellery say something about who you are. When you see a particular piece of jewellery it speaks to you, it gives you information. But how does that work? How can a piece of jewellery talk about identity?
 
Look closer at my face, at my hair and skin. I have blonde hair and a Western European appearance. You don’t see any wrinkles yet, but sometimes a bit of acne. Now you could maybe tell my age and cultural background. But how can you read this from my face? Is it the skin that tells you this? Does your face also provide some basic information like jewellery does? How can a face talk about identity?
 
Your identity is something from within that manifests itself. Your own thoughts and feelings are private, protected by your skin. The outside is visible and understandable for people, but some thoughts and feelings still appear on the skin. The skin as a border of your private perspective and the public world… and a mirror of your private perspective. The skin is a place where your private perspective becomes your identity.
 
This is what my work is about. I want to ask questions about identity and show that identity is what makes us individual. Are our identities more similar than we assume? What is identity and how does it manifest itself?

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2016:
Exhibition  21 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016  Marzee International Graduate Show 2016.
Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Catalogue:  PJFT.2016. Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design:  2016
Graduation publication MAFAD
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