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AFTERMATH of art jewellery

Exhibition  /  18 Jan 2013  -  10 Feb 2013
Published: 05.12.2012
The Vigeland Museum
Place
Nobels gate 32
0268 -  Oslo
NORWAY
Mail:
postmottak.vigelandE-mailvigeland.museum.no
Phone:
+47 23 49 37 00
Stefan Heuser. Brooch: A Master Of Selfcontrol Narrated, 2011. 500 sleeping pills, gold. Photo: Stefan Heuser. Stefan Heuser
Brooch: A Master Of Selfcontrol Narrated, 2011
500 sleeping pills, gold
Photo: Stefan Heuser
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Intro
The exhibition will include eight artist in total, four from the jewellery scene i Oslo and four from the scene in Munich, four women and four men. The overall aim for this project is firstly to show international art jewellery in Norway, something that have rarely been done before, and secondly to initiate a discussion about where art jewellery might go in the future.

Artist list

Sigurd Bronger, Norman Weber, Lisa Walker, Reinhold Ziegler, Stefan Heuser, Runa Vethal Stølen, Eunmi Chun, Ingeborg Resell Elieson
AFTERMATH - of art jewellery is an art project initiated by the «jewellery engineer», Sigurd Bronger, who has invited eight international jewellery artists to take part in an exhibition that will be shown at the Vigeland Museum, the sculpture museum of Oslo. The exhibition includes renowned artists like Lisa Walker and Norman Weber, as well as up and coming artists like Ingeborg Resell Elieson and Runa Vethal Stølen. Use of untraditional materials like human fat, breast milk, dried intestinal skin and gall stones, as well as intense focus on conceptual content and technical skills, are the common denominator of all the exhibitors.

The exhibition will include eight artist in total, four from the jewellery scene i Oslo and four from the scene in Munich, four women and four men. The overall aim for this project is firstly to show international art jewellery in Norway, something that have rarely been done before, and secondly to initiate a discussion about where art jewellery might go in the future.

The project also includes a book publication with the same title, which will, in addition to artist presentation, include interviews of all artist done by the editor of KUNSTforum and Norwegian Crafts, André Gali. The interviews gives the reader an insight into the artist thoughts about what art jewellery is in regards to inspiration, education, the future and in comparison to fine arts. Senior curator, Petra Hölscher, from Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, contributes with a text about her opinions and approach to the subject of art jewellery. The book will be published by renowned German publishers Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

The title is inspired from Rolling Stones breakthrough album, Aftermath from 1966. The word ‘aftermath’ stems from farming actually; the dictionary says it used to refer to ‘a new growth of grass following on one or more mowings’. It is now more commonly used to refer to the consequences of disastrous events such as wars or explosions. In the this project, however, it is used to mean ‘that which comes after that which has been’.


Information about the artists: 

Norman Weber challenges the tradition of jewels with unusual materials and a visual language bordering to graphic design, product design and visual arts. He recently had a solo exhibition at the BAYERISCHER KUNSTGEWERBEVEREIN and published the book ‘Now’ through the renowned publisher Arnoldsche.

Lisa Walker has been a trendsetter of international jewellery art for the past 10 years. She works quite non-traditional with re-use and a large range of materials. Walker was awarded the Françoise van den Bosch price in 2010.

Stefan Heuser works conceptually and challenges the jewellery in relation to the body. He works with materials like breast milk and human fat, and can be compared to artists like Jeff Koons in the way he stages himself in the artworks. Heuser is looked upon as one of the most promising young jewellery artis in Munich right now.

Eun Mi Chun is of Korean origin and combines the Asian attention to detail and delicate craft with the conceptual direction of Europe. She makes animal figures out of human hair and the dried intestinal skin of animals.

Sigurd Bronger is known for his absurd material combinations, instruments and intricate constructions. In 2011 the had a great retrospective exhibition, Ballongferd, at Lillehammer Art Museum. The same year he also published the book Laboratorium Mechanum - Jewellery and Design (Arnoldsche).

Reinhold Ziegler relates to jewellery as ritual objects. He recently had a solo exhibition, Gravitation, at Galleri Format (Oslo), which was accompanied by an exhibition catalogue where he published an essay on the subject of this philosophy regarding jewellery.

Runa Vethal Stølen belongs to the younger generation of jewellery artists in Oslo, and is an active exhibitor together with the jewellery group KL!NK. Her work can be described as sculptural jewellery. With the use of repetition and rhythm her pieces communicates chaos versus order, often with inspiration from nature.

Ingeborg Resell Elieson graduated from Oslo Academy of the Arts this spring. Her work can be described as hybrids and objects of wonder, with a strong emphasis on threedimmentional and sculptural form.
Reinhold Ziegler. Pendant: Pouch, 2012. Leather, silver, nylon, rice. Photo: AFTERMATH. Reinhold Ziegler
Pendant: Pouch, 2012
Leather, silver, nylon, rice
Photo: AFTERMATH
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Sigurd Bronger. Necklace: Carrying Device for an Ostrich Egg, 2012. Ostrich egg, gold-plated brass, steel, rubber cord. Photo: AFTERMATH. Sigurd Bronger
Necklace: Carrying Device for an Ostrich Egg, 2012
Ostrich egg, gold-plated brass, steel, rubber cord
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Eunmi Chun. Brooch: Gorilla, 2011. Human hair, small intestine of cow, seeds, silver. Eunmi Chun
Brooch: Gorilla, 2011
Human hair, small intestine of cow, seeds, silver
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Ingeborg Eliesson. Piece: Såpeboble, 2012. Marble, silver, glass, nylon. Photo: Martin Johansen. Ingeborg Eliesson
Piece: Såpeboble, 2012
Marble, silver, glass, nylon
Photo: Martin Johansen
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Lisa Walker. Piece: Pendant, 2011. Plastic, fabric, thread. Photo: Lisa Walker. Lisa Walker
Piece: Pendant, 2011
Plastic, fabric, thread
Photo: Lisa Walker
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Norman Weber. Brooch: Showpiece # 13, 2010. Oxidized silver, plastic, laquer. Photo: Norman Weber. Norman Weber
Brooch: Showpiece # 13, 2010
Oxidized silver, plastic, laquer
Photo: Norman Weber
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Runa Stolen. Brooch: Fractus, 2011. Steel wire. Photo: Kirsti Mørch. Runa Stolen
Brooch: Fractus, 2011
Steel wire
Photo: Kirsti Mørch
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