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Amazons and Other Myths by Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker)

Exhibition  /  19 Sep 2020  -  21 Nov 2020
Published: 16.09.2020
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Pheasant Long Tail, 2018. Taxidermy pheasant, clay, silk.. 88 x 34 x 3 cm. Photo by: Afke Golsteijn. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Pheasant Long Tail, 2018
Taxidermy pheasant, clay, silk.
88 x 34 x 3 cm
Photo by: Afke Golsteijn
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Get to know the intriguing, fairytale world of the artist duo Idiots (Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker). Idiots give visual art a beastly twist, by creating a second life for animals – no animals were harmed for this work – in art jewellery, objects and sculptures. Idiots' work is not easy to describe. “We are actually storytellers”, they indicate themselves. Be surprised by the magical-realistic stories of Idiots that excite, fascinate, amaze and overwhelm.

Artist list

Floris Bakker, Afke Golsteijn
Greek mythology tells of Amazons, proud female warriors on horseback, praised and feared for their fighting skills and skill with bows and arrows. Its contemporary equivalent goes by the name Wonder Woman. Ladies who, in full uniform - outfitted in military costume and armed to the teeth - fight for the preservation of men and motherland. The “Amazons” by Idiots, with their protective wings and flamboyant imposing plumage, refer to much more than warriors and war costumes, battle dresses. They also stand for Mantel Madonnas, traditional costume, and refer to 17th century still lifes with dying game.

Work by
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker) has been exhibited worldwide and can be found in numerous international private and public collections, including Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland, the National Museum for Achitecture and Design in Oslo, Norway, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), in Los Angeles, USA, Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium, Museum Arnhem, in Arnhem, The Netherlands and CODA Museum in Apeldoorn the Netherlands.

/Doreen Timmers

Opening:
Saturday 19 Sept, 12 pm - 7 pm.
Opening speech: 
Saturday 19 Sept, 3 pm and will be held by art historian, curator and writer Karin van Lieverloo.
Both artists Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker will be present at the opening.

Opening hours:
Friday and Saturday, 12 pm - 6 pm, by appointment.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Rooster Wings, 2017. Taxidermy rooster – wings, clay, silk.. 69 x 77 x 4 cm. Photo by: Doreen Timmers. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Rooster Wings, 2017
Taxidermy rooster – wings, clay, silk.
69 x 77 x 4 cm
Photo by: Doreen Timmers
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Rooster Tail, 2018. Taxidermy rooster – tail, clay, leather, silk.. 34 x 38 x 60 cm. Photo by: Doreen Timmers. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Rooster Tail, 2018
Taxidermy rooster – tail, clay, leather, silk.
34 x 38 x 60 cm
Photo by: Doreen Timmers
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Pheasant Long Tail, 2018. Taxidermy pheasant, clay, silk.. 88 x 34 x 3 cm. Photo by: Afke Golsteijn. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Pheasant Long Tail, 2018
Taxidermy pheasant, clay, silk.
88 x 34 x 3 cm
Photo by: Afke Golsteijn
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Object: Oyster, 2017. Taxidermy goose, glass, iron.. 35 x 32 x 18 cm. Photo by: Afke Golsteijn. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Object: Oyster, 2017
Taxidermy goose, glass, iron.
35 x 32 x 18 cm
Photo by: Afke Golsteijn
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Grey Goose, 2017. Taxidermy goose, clay, silk.. 35 x 32 x 3 cm. Photo by: Afke Golsteijn. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Grey Goose, 2017
Taxidermy goose, clay, silk.
35 x 32 x 3 cm
Photo by: Afke Golsteijn
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Kip Mix, 2018. Taxidermy rooster – feathers, clay, silk.. 58 x 40 x 3 cm. Photo by: Doreen Timmers. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Kip Mix, 2018
Taxidermy rooster – feathers, clay, silk.
58 x 40 x 3 cm
Photo by: Doreen Timmers
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: To Sweet, 2018. Taxidermy goose (painted - airbrush), clay, silk.. 45 x 25 x 3 cm. Photo by: Doreen Timmers. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: To Sweet, 2018
Taxidermy goose (painted - airbrush), clay, silk.
45 x 25 x 3 cm
Photo by: Doreen Timmers
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker). Necklace: Pink Butterfly, 2017. Taxidermy goose (painted - airbrush), clay, silk.. 52 x 40 x 3 cm. Photo by: Doreen Timmers. From series: Amazons. Idiots (Afke Golsteijn | Floris Bakker)
Necklace: Pink Butterfly, 2017
Taxidermy goose (painted - airbrush), clay, silk.
52 x 40 x 3 cm
Photo by: Doreen Timmers
From series: Amazons
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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