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Amber in Latvian Contemporary Jewellery

Exhibition  /  10 Apr 2015  -  26 Apr 2015
Published: 23.12.2014
Guntis Lauders. Brooch: Orchestra. Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires. Guntis Lauders
Brooch: Orchestra
Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires
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Intro
An exhibition of Latvian contemporary jewellery artists in the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia. Conversations with amber – this is what the touring exhibition is all about.

Artist list

Māris Auniņš, Valdis Brože, Andris Lauders, Guntis Lauders, Māris Šustiņš
In connection with Latvia holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2015, Art Gallery Putti in collaboration with representatives from the Latvian embassy in Kaliningrad, Russia proudly presents the exhibition of Latvian contemporary jewellery artists, "Amber in Latvian Contemporary Jewellery", which will be on display in the Amber Museum in Kaliningrad, Russia from April 10 until April 26, 2015.

Exhibition participants are Latvian contemporary jewellery artists Andris Lauders, Guntis Lauders, Māris Auniņš, Māris Šustiņš and Valdis Brože.

Conversations with amber – this is what the exhibition is all about. In some way jewellery artist's dialog with amber is a battle of two giants, where outstanding sense of the material and intellectual investment is needed. It is still upon discussion how much amber should be intervened by changing it, for it not to be destroyed. Every amber piece is unique in its colour, form and texture – therefore it is very important to preserve its natural beauty by adjusting the design of the jewellery piece to the amber not adjusting the amber to the design.

Amber has been through a lot and it is a powerful conversation companion, who asks for a partner of the same intelligence – the jewellery artist, the jewellery piece wearer and also the viewing audience.

In this exhibition, we come from a conversation about the amber to a conversation about ourselves in 21st century and about marks that we will leave for the upcoming generations. The cultural experience of the amber and its existence in the global space is as much as inseparable and interrelated as the mark that the Universe has left in each amber piece.
Andris Lauders. Necklace: Thing That Never End - The Sun. Amber, sterling silver, 18 kt gold, leather. Andris Lauders
Necklace: Thing That Never End - The Sun
Amber, sterling silver, 18 kt gold, leather
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Guntis Lauders. Brooch: Orchestra. Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires. Guntis Lauders
Brooch: Orchestra
Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires
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Māris Auniņš. Brooch: Magic Structures. Sterling silver, amber. Māris Auniņš
Brooch: Magic Structures
Sterling silver, amber
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Māris Šustiņš. Brooch: Adornment Needle-pin. Amber, silver niello, gilding, garnet. Māris Šustiņš
Brooch: Adornment Needle-pin
Amber, silver niello, gilding, garnet
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