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Gone Astray. Jewellery and Utensils on the Fringe of Reason in Contemporary Gold and Silversmithing

Exhibition  /  06 Oct 2023  -  11 Feb 2024
Published: 30.12.2022
David Clarke. Object: Stash, 2020. Silver plate, pewter, steel.. Various dimensions. Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
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. Redundant antique candelabras and candlesticks have been repurposed to create a series of three majestic and intriguing silverware compositions. Confounding the expectations of the viewer, each is crowned with a pair of hand-finished upturned pewter bowls that act as lids. The series reflects on sustainability, abundance and the joy of social gatherings.. David Clarke
Object: Stash, 2020
Silver plate, pewter, steel.
Various dimensions
Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

Redundant antique candelabras and candlesticks have been repurposed to create a series of three majestic and intriguing silverware compositions. Confounding the expectations of the viewer, each is crowned with a pair of hand-finished upturned pewter bowls that act as lids. The series reflects on sustainability, abundance and the joy of social gatherings.

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Intro
Where does usefulness end, and where does experimenting far beyond functionality begin? 
After all, it’s no longer new that some contemporary gold and silversmiths question the classical canon of their respective genres, as well as their historical roots and traditions, and create wildly unusual things that violate taboos of their trade and bear witness to disobedience and to breaking rules. They unhinge golden rules and challenge or satirise aesthetic norms, transmuting jewellery, utensils, and other objects into paraphrases of their craft. Gone Astray. Jewellery and Utensils on the Fringe of Reason in Contemporary Gold and Silversmithing will be spotlighting jewellery, utensils, and other objects that question conventional perspectives. The featured artists will include, among others, Karen Pontoppidan and David Clarke, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Beatrice Brovia, and Nicolas Cheng.

Opening day: Thursday 5 October 2023 from 7 p.m.
 
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