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Benjamin Lignel: Essayage

Exhibition  /  13 Nov 2010  -  22 Dec 2010
Published: 05.11.2010
Galerie bijouterie jungblut
Management:
Nadine and Georges Jungblut
Benjamin Lignel. Brooch: supplément (three fingers, right), 2010. Tin, copper, silver, gold, air, glue, stainless steel. Unique piece.
. Illustration - Emmanuelle Duparchy, Paris.. Benjamin Lignel
Brooch: supplément (three fingers, right), 2010
Tin, copper, silver, gold, air, glue, stainless steel
Unique piece.
Illustration - Emmanuelle Duparchy, Paris.

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(...) In keeping with the theme of the exhibition (Essayage / fitting room), the scenography was conceived to encourage people to try on work, and test its user-friendliness. Amongst the recent work, I will be presenting a series of suppléments, vaguely anthropomorphic brooches that combine the virtues of ex-voto, and those of disposable spare parts. (...)

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Benjamin Lignel
This is my first solo exhibition, which makes me very happy: it is a good excuse to re-present old and new work, and see if they have anything in common.
In keeping with the theme of the exhibition (Essayage / fitting room), the scenography was conceived to encourage people to try on work, and test its user-friendliness.
Amongst the recent work, I will be presenting a series of suppléments, vaguely anthropomorphic brooches that combine the virtues of ex-voto, and those of disposable spare parts.

suppléments
I do not believe in the magical virtues of ex-voto (I mean the wishful, not the grateful kind of ex-votos). I am, however, interested in how they operate:
Their point is not to replicate, but to suggest the limb they hope to save. Their failure to evolve beyond the anatomically sketchy consistently disappoints: they are never delicate --
Their existence is temporary and should not last longer than our wish to get better soon: as soon as we put them in circulation, we anticipate their end (let it be quick!) --
They would be quite pointless, if they did not copy (badly) a body part: they are meaningful precisely because they are redundant.

In short, their defining traits - botchy, undesirable and superfluous - make them a tough sell.

And yet: whatever is anachronistic about them (the belief that things can operate change) is also the reason why I (we?) create jewellery.

Good enough reasons, I thought, to promote their return.
Benjamin Lignel. Brooch: TLOOTH (for Harry Matthews), 2008. Sterling silver and 9ct gold. From an edition of 3.
. Illustration - Emmanuelle Duparchy, Paris.. Benjamin Lignel
Brooch: TLOOTH (for Harry Matthews), 2008
Sterling silver and 9ct gold
From an edition of 3.
Illustration - Emmanuelle Duparchy, Paris.

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Benjamin Lignel. Brooch: suppléments, 2010. Tin, copper, silver, gold, air, glue, stainless steel. One off.
. Photo Enrico Bartolucci, Paris.. Benjamin Lignel
Brooch: suppléments, 2010
Tin, copper, silver, gold, air, glue, stainless steel
One off.
Photo Enrico Bartolucci, Paris.

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Benjamin Lignel. Piece: lingam, the collapsible versions, 2009 - 10. Gold-plated silver, nylon, steel. Desktop objects.
. One off.
. Photo Enrico Bartolucci, Paris.. Benjamin Lignel
Piece: lingam, the collapsible versions, 2009 - 10
Gold-plated silver, nylon, steel
Desktop objects.
One off.
Photo Enrico Bartolucci, Paris.

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Benjamin Lignel
. la disparition, saison 1 (with Enrico Bartolucci) 
. 28 pp. booklet, 24.5 x 17 cm closed 
. Munken Arctic white 250gm 
. 2010 
. edition: 600 .
Benjamin Lignel
la disparition, saison 1 (with Enrico Bartolucci) 
28 pp. booklet, 24.5 x 17 cm closed
Munken Arctic white 250gm
2010
edition: 600


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