Daily Delicious: Feast of Today by Gésine Hackenberg

Exhibition  /  08 Oct 2014  -  31 Oct 2014
Published: 23.09.2014
Klimt02 Gallery
Leo Caballero Amador Bertomeu
Gésine Hackenberg. Necklace: Plum, 2014. Copper, electroformed copper, partly patinated; leather. From the Designed For Klimt02 Collection. Gésine Hackenberg
Necklace: Plum, 2014
Copper, electroformed copper, partly patinated; leather
From the Designed For Klimt02 Collection
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At the exhibition we will show 2 pieces made by the artist specially for Klimt02 gallery. The exhibition will take part of the events at OFF Joya, a parallel circuit of exibitions in barcelona during Joya barcelona fair and will last to end of the month.

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Gésine Hackenberg
As a part of the group of works exhibited, Klimt02 Gallery presents 2 pieces specially made by Gésine Hackenberg for us, the necklaces French Beans II & Plum.

The exhibition is part of the events at OFF Joya, organized during Joya Barcelona fair 2014.

"Fruit and vegetables are one of mankind’s fundamental foodstuffs. They are associated with one of our most primary daily needs – eating – and are therefore closely connected with people. What is more, they stimulate and beguile the senses. These qualities are also essential in jewellery.

The intention of my jewellery is to represent fruit and vegetables’ relationship with people and their bodies. Everyday contact with these natural products – shopping, peeling, preparation and eating - serves as the chief source of inspiration. The sensual pleasure entailed in these acts invites us to celebrate the little things in life, playing with fruit and vegetables and adorning ourselves with their splendour. Translating fruit and vegetables into jewellery conjures up images from art and the decorative arts: images of luxuriance and profusion, of harvest festivals and traditional adornments. Classic ornamental motifs such as the Horn of Plenty are juxtaposed with my own contemporary context of daily life.

In the execution of this work, the emphasis lies on the human perspective and constructed nature, made of thin copper sheet. The copper colour ages over time and references the idea of growth and ripening of the fruit and vegetables. These fragile constructed copper objects are then reinforced through electroforming techniques that again, enhances the idea of growth".

Gésine Hackenberg