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Christoph Zellweger: Excessories, let's talk about FAT

Exhibition  /  08 Jul 2012  -  14 Sep 2012
Published: 03.08.2012
Galerie Louise Smit
Management:
Monika Zampa
Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: 388, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: 388, 2012
Glass, textile
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Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce the extention of the current exhibition by Christoph Zellweger "EXCESSORIES" - Lets talk about FAT till Friday 14th of September 2012. This represents a great opportunity for those who were away this summer and have missed the chance to see this fascinating installation and art collection by Christoph Zellweger.

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Christoph Zellweger
The Swiss artist, Christoph Zellweger is internationally known for pushing boundaries on the definition of body adornment. Zellweger creates objects, one-off jewellery pieces and fictional products, which position themselves between critical design and object art.

EXCESSORIES introduces the notion of excess, which best defines today’s social habits of consumption. 'Excess' lays at the etymological core of the word luxury. What exceeds, what overflows, is the most exuberant side of nature and this is often manifested in the form of FAT, BODILY FAT.

Zellweger has identified the contemporary obsession with fat and produced highly aesthetic works in blown glass. These works made up of empty, translucent volumes, seem to overflow. Each artefact is marked with a weight reference coming from operation protocols (plastic surgery). The figures report on the diverse fates of fat of past operations to become metaphors for absence and loss.
Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: 818, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: 818, 2012
Glass, textile
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Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: 144 & 380, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: 144 & 380, 2012
Glass, textile
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Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: 3330, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: 3330, 2012
Glass, textile
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Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: 2550 & L298 & R 329, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: 2550 & L298 & R 329, 2012
Glass, textile
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Christoph Zellweger. Necklace: R 189, 2012. Glass, textile. Christoph Zellweger
Necklace: R 189, 2012
Glass, textile
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Part of installation.
Part of installation

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Happy artist Christoph Zellweger with necklace "Excess", 2012, mirror plated glass (vacuum depositioning).
Happy artist Christoph Zellweger with necklace "Excess", 2012, mirror plated glass (vacuum depositioning)

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Part of installation in the gallery.
Part of installation in the gallery

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