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Gésine Hackenberg: Blue, white and others

Exhibition  /  01 Nov 2013  -  30 Nov 2013
Published: 07.11.2013
Sienna Gallery
Management:
Sienna Patti
Gésine Hackenberg. Necklace: Delft Blue ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2012. Wall plate of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porceleyne Fles. Gésine, HackenbergNecklace: Delft Blue ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2012Wall plate of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porceleyne Fles. Gésine Hackenberg
Necklace: Delft Blue ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2012
Wall plate of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porceleyne Fles


Gésine, Hackenberg
Necklace: Delft Blue ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2012
Wall plate of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porceleyne Fles

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Gésine Hackenberg expresses her ideas and concepts through an unusually diverse range of materials and techniques. Her skillfully-crafted works are inspired by the everyday household objects we often take for granted.

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Gésine Hackenberg
Amsterdam-based jewelry artist Gésine Hackenberg creates skillfully-crafted works inspired by the everyday household objects we often take for granted.  Hackenberg expresses her ideas and concepts through an unusually diverse range of materials and techniques, and is best known for breathing new life into existing ceramic and glass tableware.

Objects of daily use often become intimately important and indispensable to people. What one keeps and owns, often contains an emotional value next to its practical function or worth. It even can be seen as a representation of its owner.
- Gésine Hackenberg

Tableware has always been central to Gésine Hackenberg’s work, and it is a theme she explores in a variety of materials. Gésine Hackenberg‘s love of ‘kleinoden’ or ‘little treasures’ is clearly evident, and their preciousness is at the heart of her ceramic jewellery series. If you treasure a cup or plate because to evokes special memories, why not transform it into an intimate piece of jewelry you can wear and appreciate everyday? By cutting her ceramic jewelry directly from ‘significant‘ items of tableware, Hackenberg transposes the personal or historical essence of the object. A ‘ghost‘ of the jewelry is created by the holes left in the ceramic, enabling us to appreciate the original item in a new context. Hackenberg describes it as ‘an intervention in the original object‘. Ultimately, the two items become intrinsically linked – one would not exist without the other. Hackenberg ‘upcycles’ mass-produced domestic tableware, but she also repurposes collectable items such as the Delftware featured in this exhibition. Recognition of the ‘the other life‘ or original craftsmanship of the object adds tension to her work – it also creates controversy. Is Hackenberg destroying an antique or increasing our appreciation of its value? Breathing new life into old objects encourages us to revisit the past and appreciate traditional craftsmanship from a fresh perspective.

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Gésine Hackenberg. Installation: Untitled, 2013. Gésine, HackenbergInstallation: 2013. Gésine Hackenberg
Installation: Untitled, 2013


Gésine, Hackenberg
Installation: 2013

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Gésine Hackenberg. Earrings: Earrings out of Delft Blue Pot, 2013. Pot of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porseleyne Fles Delft, silver, 18 ct gold. Gésine Hackenberg
Earrings: Earrings out of Delft Blue Pot, 2013
Pot of Delfts Blue earthenware by De Porseleyne Fles Delft, silver, 18 ct gold
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Gésine Hackenberg. Necklace: White Restored Kitchen Necklace, 2013. Earthenware plate with gold leaf restoration, nylon thread. Gésine Hackenberg
Necklace: White Restored Kitchen Necklace, 2013
Earthenware plate with gold leaf restoration, nylon thread
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Gésine Hackenberg. Necklace: Colourful Makkum ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2013. Wall plate of Dutch Frisian earthenware by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, nylon thread. Gésine Hackenberg
Necklace: Colourful Makkum ‘Plooischotel’ Necklace, 2013
Wall plate of Dutch Frisian earthenware by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, nylon thread
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