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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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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
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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)
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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