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Christiane Köhne: Plastic flowers don't wilt

Exhibition  /  12 May 2011  -  25 Jun 2011
Published: 12.05.2011
Beyond Fashion
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Christiane Köhne. Brooch: grüne Astlinien, 2010. Artificial flowers, Steel, rubber, pearl thread. Christiane, KöhneBrooch: grüne Astlinien, 2010Artificial flowers, Steel, rubber, pearl thread. Christiane Köhne
Brooch: grüne Astlinien, 2010
Artificial flowers, Steel, rubber, pearl thread


Christiane, Köhne
Brooch: grüne Astlinien, 2010
Artificial flowers, Steel, rubber, pearl thread

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Intro
The collection ‘plastic flowers don’t wilt’ bears a very personal reference and origins in the loss of a beloved one. “For me it’s not mourning jewellery in a classical way, it grows out of the altercation with the loss and the shock of your own foundation. “ Christiane Köhne

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Christiane Köhne
Beyond fashion presents Christiane Köhne

The collection ‘plastic flowers don’t wilt’
bears a very personal reference and origins in the loss of a beloved one. The jewellery deals with the memories, the desires of this person, her preferences and death per se. But not like a wilted flower, the epitome to illustrate dying, plastic flowers are one of the basic materials and approaches.

Their half- value period is considerably longer and stands for the remembrance of a person that still exists after the death. For me it’s not mourning jewellery in a classical way, it grows out of the altercation with the loss and the shock of your own foundation.

The pieces of jewellery communicate a certain sense of lightness , which is essential for living and the being itself .

The initial points for this collection are single personal facets of this deceased person and several compounds with her, such as a certain longing for glamour, the plastic flowers, which surrounded her and the edelweiß – for me as well a sign for continuance. Yet the challenge of turning a per se cheap material into a piece of jewellery which is displaced from this inferiority, which develops it’s own value and leaves it’s original context is most thrilling for me.

Christiane Köhne (1980)

Remarks

Welcome to the opening Thursday evening may 12th, from 6 to 10 pm during the nocturnal openings of the Antwerp galleries.

Open hours of the gallery: Thursday - Saturday 11.00 – 18.00
Christiane Köhne. Brooch: Roy Black winkt, 2010. Rubber, steel, plastic, glitter, pearl thread. Christiane Köhne
Brooch: Roy Black winkt, 2010
Rubber, steel, plastic, glitter, pearl thread
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Christiane Köhne. Necklace: stay in touch, 2009. Artificial flowers, steel, cultivated pearls, pearl thread. Christiane Köhne
Necklace: stay in touch, 2009
Artificial flowers, steel, cultivated pearls, pearl thread
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Christiane Köhne. Brooch: Hommage an G, 2010. Artificial flowers, steel, plastic, glitter. Christiane Köhne
Brooch: Hommage an G, 2010
Artificial flowers, steel, plastic, glitter
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Christiane Köhne. Brooch: Grombach im Sommer, 2010. Artificial flowers, 18ct gold. Christiane Köhne
Brooch: Grombach im Sommer, 2010
Artificial flowers, 18ct gold
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Christiane Köhne. Necklace: Fischernetz, 2010. Artificial flowers, steel, coral. Christiane Köhne
Necklace: Fischernetz, 2010
Artificial flowers, steel, coral
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