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Animals at Beatrice Lang Galerie

Exhibition  /  28 Apr 2007  -  19 May 2007
Published: 23.08.2007
Beatrice Lang Galerie für Schmuck
Management:
Beatrice Lang
Kati Nulpponen. Piece: In Mourning Dress, 2006. Textile, silver, nylon. 560 x 160 x 160 mm. Photo of jewellery by Jaan Seitsara. Kati Nulpponen
Piece: In Mourning Dress, 2006
Textile, silver, nylon
560 x 160 x 160 mm
Photo of jewellery by Jaan Seitsara
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(...) an art exhibition that explores our relationship with animals through the works of ten jewellery artists. (...)
“ I, as a human, have been trained to love limitations and directions, definitions and categories, that which has been designed and constructed. Animals are forever. They live in, so called, ‘Harmony’. But it is not Harmonious, because it does not have a beginning, an ending or a direction. It just is, now and forever…” 

-Leena Krohn in Humans Clothing 


Animals have been represented in art and culture for millennia. Ranging from personal talismans to astrological birth signs, we humans have employed animal characteristics to guide and describe ourselves ever since we began to believe that we are not one of them. ANIMAL is an art exhibition that explores our relationship with animals through the works of ten jewellery artists. Each artist endeavors to use reflection, analysis, compilation, and debate to further understand meanings, materials, and/or characteristics of animals. 

When a human is called 'a dog', 'a horse', or 'a snake', we know what this means.
But what does it mean to a dog, a horse, or a snake to be called 'a human'? …

Mia Maljojoki

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Sofia Björkman. Ring: Bambi Kopf, 2005. Silver, Gold. Sofia Björkman
Ring: Bambi Kopf, 2005
Silver, Gold
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Ducky Duck, 2006. Textile, 14kt gold, plastic animal. 8.5 x 6 x 2.5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Ducky Duck, 2006
Textile, 14kt gold, plastic animal
8.5 x 6 x 2.5cm
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Jivan Astfalck. Piece: Horst, 2005. 9ct gold, fake diamonds. Wearing “Sovereign” coin (showing St.George slaying the dragon) in a 9ct gold pendant.. Jivan Astfalck
Piece: Horst, 2005
9ct gold, fake diamonds
Wearing “Sovereign” coin (showing St.George slaying the dragon) in a 9ct gold pendant.
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Sari Liimatta. Sculpture: Wandering Stars, 2006. Glass beads, leather, metals, plastic toy. 28.5 x 6.5 x 19.5 cm. Sari Liimatta
Sculpture: Wandering Stars, 2006
Glass beads, leather, metals, plastic toy
28.5 x 6.5 x 19.5 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Seahorse, 2000. Resin, textile, glass. 13 x 5 x 3 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Seahorse, 2000
Resin, textile, glass
13 x 5 x 3 cm
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Kati Nulpponen. Piece: The Blind is Leading the Blind, 2005. Textile, plaster, nylon. 560 x 160 x 160 mm. Photo by Kati Nulpponen. Kati Nulpponen
Piece: The Blind is Leading the Blind, 2005
Textile, plaster, nylon
560 x 160 x 160 mm
Photo by Kati Nulpponen
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Jivan Astfalck. Object: Reinhold, 2005. Wearing solitaire engagement ring with diamond of dubious value. Jivan Astfalck
Object: Reinhold, 2005
Wearing solitaire engagement ring with diamond of dubious value
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