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Dialogues with the Past by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata

Exhibition  /  19 Jan 2022  -  27 Feb 2022
Published: 28.01.2022
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Intro
On Wednesday, January 19, Art Nouveau Museum in Riga hosted the opening of the exhibition of Slovak art jewellers Jana Machatová and Peter Machata. The exhibition was opened by the artists and Slovak Ambassador to Riga Ladislav Babčan together with Director of the host Museum Agrita Tipane.
Even though they often exhibit beyond the borders of our country, this is their first show in Riga ever. Art Nouveau Museum is known for its historic artifacts from the “Belle Époque”.

Jana Machatová thus decided to display her artworks referring to this period of time. She opted for three of her collections named “Women´s Diligence”, “Family Album” and “Love is Love”. They all reflect the stories of the past both on a personal level as well as in form of social conventions. The artist incorporates humour into her artworks while preserving their decorativeness and noblesse. 

Peter Machata introduces the "Mother and Son", “Relics” and "Stigma" collections. In his work, the author uses organic shapes, combining them with universal symbols depicting our world´s current challenges. In addition to the serious side, his works are also characterized by a certain playfulness and use of the symbols of pop culture.
 
Jana Machatova. Brooch: Restricted Area, 2020. Silver, paper, resin, silver foil.. 9.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Restricted Area, 2020
Silver, paper, resin, silver foil.
9.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Daily Chores, 2020. Silver, paper, gold foil, resin, zircons.. 7 x 5 x 1 cm. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Daily Chores, 2020
Silver, paper, gold foil, resin, zircons.
7 x 5 x 1 cm
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Conversation with the Machine, 2020. Brooch, plastic, silver, zircons.. 8 x 7 x 2 cm. Peter Machata
Brooch: Conversation with the Machine, 2020
Brooch, plastic, silver, zircons.
8 x 7 x 2 cm
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Conversation with the Machine, 2020. Plastic, silver.. 8 x 8 x 2 cm. Peter Machata
Brooch: Conversation with the Machine, 2020
Plastic, silver.
8 x 8 x 2 cm
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