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Fabric or Skin? by Elwy Schutten

Exhibition  /  31 Aug 2019  -  05 Oct 2019
Published: 21.08.2019
Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Fabric or boxes, 2019. Silver, wood, alabaster.. 5 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Fabric or boxes, 2019
Silver, wood, alabaster.
5 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Each garment can be associated with specific values. Whenever we wear something, do we impose our identity to it, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?  And what can jewellery add to the messages told by us and our clothing?

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Elwy Schutten
When we want to show our identity we quickly think of clothing. For example, how you can convey a different message with a t-shirt or blouse. Tell which group you belong to, tell about your origin and your future plans. But what does jewellery add if these messages are already told by clothing? A small hint to something more or something different?

If we see a piece of clothing without a human that wears it, without the identity of a person, we can read some values from the piece of clothing. When we wear the piece does our identity merge with the identity of the clothing or does the identity of the clothing reflect on us? Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?

But how does this story come into the clothing? Who decides the identity of the clothing? The maker of the designer? As a carrier, can you then choose from a few identities and switch them on and off according to your own wishes? Like we put on a mask? What remains of our identity when it is so intertwined with our clothing?
 

Opening

31st of August, Saturday, 4 pm - 6 pm.
Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Fabric or identity, 2019. Silver, old fabric.. 6 x 8.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Fabric or identity, 2019
Silver, old fabric.
6 x 8.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Elwy Schutten. Necklace: Fabric or skin, 2019. Silver, soapstone.. 6 x 9 x 2 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Necklace: Fabric or skin, 2019
Silver, soapstone.
6 x 9 x 2 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Mask or identity, 2019. Silver, soapstone.. 9 x 8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Mask or identity, 2019
Silver, soapstone.
9 x 8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Elwy Schutten. Brooch: Skin or clothing, 2019. Silver, soapstone, old fabric.. 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Elwy Schutten. From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?. Elwy Schutten
Brooch: Skin or clothing, 2019
Silver, soapstone, old fabric.
7 x 6 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Elwy Schutten
From series: Do we impose our identity to clothing, or are the clothes we wear imposing their identity to us?
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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