Das Gleiche im Anderen

Exhibition  /  08 Sep 2020  -  02 Oct 2020
Published: 30.07.2020

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The exhibition of the Galerie Handwerk deals with an old, but always a current theme of arts and crafts: the relationship between a unique piece and a series, between a unique piece and a similar or matching series of objects.

Artist list

Alexandra Bahlmann, Alexandra Bahlmann, Peter Bauhuis, Adam Buick, Edmond Byrne, Ute Eitzenhöfer, Hans Fischer, Petra Fischer, Corinna Petra Friedrich, Juliane Herden, Nils Hint, Akiko Hirai, Claudia Hoppe, Kap-Sun Hwang, Ulrike Isensee, Svenja John, Junwon Jung, Kati Jünger, Matthias Kaiser, Kiho Kang, Elisabeth Klein, Minsoo Lee, Morten Løbner Espersen, Christa Lühtje, Katja Maechtel, Sia Mai, Grant McCaig, Helmut Menzel, Sara Moorhouse, Andreas Möller, Natalia Möller, Paul Müller, Annelies Planteydt, Billa Reitzner, Cornelius Réer, Katja Schlegel, Martin Schlotz, Freia Schulze, Juliane Schölß, Guido Sengle, Emma Sewell, Maren Speth, Uschi Ullmann, Christine Wagner, Harriet Wallace-Jones, Jan Wege, Derek Wilson, Fabia Zindel, Simone ten Hompel
Handcrafted small series and unique pieces
It will be shown how a basic form can be transformed by slight changes in shape, colour, choice of ornament or by a change of material. The theme is variation, the theme is series. Series here is not to be understood as the production of identical objects, but rather as a sequence of objects that are connected by a commonality that characterizes them as a group that belongs together, but which are nevertheless characterized either by small details or major differences as individual pieces. It is about belonging together and setting oneself apart - about this balancing act between series and unicum.

Thus, there are vessels or combinations of vessels in which different effects and effects are created by different surfaces or by different colours of the individual components. This also includes works in the field of jewellery, in which individual parts are put together and combined in different ways. In addition, they can be complemented by stones or surfaces in sizes, colours and shapes in such a way that works are created which are marked as belonging together, but which nevertheless each have their own character. In the textile sector, the variation is expressed in the differences that arise through colour combinations that make the same pattern look completely different and create a unique mood in each case. Another possibility is the arrangement of stripes, their width, the density of the arrangement or the choice of yarn - be it silk or wool. This can also create very different effects - even before the choice of colour.

But the exhibition is also about how a designer can always find and develop new variations of his or her form of expression within a style and canon of forms that are found and certainly linked to it. A proven scheme, which corresponds to the specific, individual striving for design, is modified, supplemented and experimentally questioned in the search for variety and perfection.

The wealth of possibilities for combination and variation opens up an almost infinite variety of articulation and design approaches. Even the slightest deviation sets one work apart from the other - be it the shape of a stone, the shade of a colour, the structure of the surface - the slightest change creates a different object.

The viewer is invited to take a closer look, to compare, by the sequence of similar but different objects. Maybe she or he even feels invited to play through further possible variations in the mind and to continue the series in the imagination.
Svenja John. Bracelet: IMOLA, 2018. Polycarbonate Makrolon, nylon 3D-printed, fine-pigmented acrylic paint.. 1 x 11 x 8 cm. Photo by: Ludger Paffrath. Svenja John
Bracelet: IMOLA, 2018
Polycarbonate Makrolon, nylon 3D-printed, fine-pigmented acrylic paint.
1 x 11 x 8 cm
Photo by: Ludger Paffrath
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Helmut Menzel. Object: TAPE, 2020. Porcelain. Helmut Menzel
Object: TAPE, 2020
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Cornelius Réer. Vessel: Dropp, 2020. Glass. Cornelius Réer
Vessel: Dropp, 2020
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Alexandra Bahlmann. Earrings: Untitled, 2020. Silver, stone. . Alexandra Bahlmann
Earrings: Untitled, 2020
Silver, stone. 
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Peter Bauhuis. Object: Seria, 2020. Silver 800, silver 925, fine silver, brass.. 9.5 x 15.8 cm. Peter Bauhuis
Object: Seria, 2020
Silver 800, silver 925, fine silver, brass.
9.5 x 15.8 cm
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Annelies Planteydt. Necklace: Beautiful City - Gold Crystals (1), 2015. Gold. 18 x 30 cm. Photo by: Vermetfotografie. From series: Beautiful City - Crystals. Serial number: 1/5. Annelies Planteydt
Necklace: Beautiful City - Gold Crystals (1), 2015
18 x 30 cm
Photo by: Vermetfotografie
From series: Beautiful City - Crystals
Serial number: 1/5
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Christa Lühtje. Ring: Four rings, 2019. Gold, onyx.. 2.1 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. Christa Lühtje
Ring: Four rings, 2019
Gold, onyx.
2.1 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
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