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Incubators by Ted Noten

Exhibition  /  26 Mar 2022  -  14 May 2022
Published: 25.03.2022
Ted Noten. Necklace: O.B X O.K, 2022. Brass, acrylic, textile, paper, foam, Lego, walnut, fibre.. Ted Noten
Necklace: O.B X O.K, 2022
Brass, acrylic, textile, paper, foam, Lego, walnut, fibre.
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Everybody has their heroes. Also Ted Noten; as far as his own development is concerned he calls them "incubators". His new exhibition is dedicated to these key-figures: each provided a motive to Noten for designing a "personal" jewelry piece.

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Some of them may be either old idols or infatuations (occasionally even including outmoded morals), or more recent icons; from former teachers still revered, and contemporary role models like Amanda Goreman, to the fictional, yet always inspiring, Spock from the Star Trek series. People from the world of music - like Jimi Hendrix and Icecube – will follow in due course.

It would be out of character if Noten would refrain to a polite bow of admiration… No, the artist really went all the way! His guiding-line was a quote from yet another figurehead, Marcel Duchamps: ‘always contradict yourself, never give in to repetition’.

Noten produced monumental, outspoken pieces, all of them accompanied by the I.D.card of their source of inspiration. The variety is wide-ranging: an almost life-size, 3-D printed likeness of Mahatma Gandhi wears an infinite, though utterly simple cotton thread as a necklace – fitting to his humble demeanor. A neck piece dedicated to Sigmund Freud on the other hand, demands a similar attitude of the wearer as his books do on their reader; Noten engraved already several remarkable texts by the shrink on the aluminum parts of the work. In total, there will be no less than ten of such portraits in the exhibition.

Once again, the gallery space will become a platform for outspoken, willful pieces. Perhaps not your first choice when you go off shopping, the pieces are nevertheless explicitly meant as jewelry pieces. As an exploration of the expressiveness and unlimited possibilities of this medium. Noten produced necklaces as an appeal to speak out, as a clarion call.

/ Ward Schrijver
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Ted Noten. Necklace: J.C, 2022. Steel, vintage cups filled with polyester glowing in the dark.. Ted Noten
Necklace: J.C, 2022
Steel, vintage cups filled with polyester glowing in the dark.
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Ted Noten. Object: Hommage to the first female bricklayer, 2022. Bricks. Ted Noten
Object: Hommage to the first female bricklayer, 2022
Bricks
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Ted Noten. Necklace: Dr. Spock, 2022. Nylon, color pencil.. Ted Noten
Necklace: Dr. Spock, 2022
Nylon, color pencil.
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Ted Noten. Necklace: Sigmund Freud, 2022. Engraved aluminum, steel.. Ted Noten
Necklace: Sigmund Freud, 2022
Engraved aluminum, steel.
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Ted Noten. Necklace: Teachers, 2022. Wood, paint, coffin handlers.. Ted Noten
Necklace: Teachers, 2022
Wood, paint, coffin handlers.
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Ted Noten. Brooch: Stalin, 2022. Plastic, polyester, brass.. Ted Noten
Brooch: Stalin, 2022
Plastic, polyester, brass.
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Ted Noten. Necklace: Calamity Jane and Lady Gaga, 2022. PPMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), metal, plastic.. Ted Noten
Necklace: Calamity Jane and Lady Gaga, 2022
PPMA (Polymethyl methacrylate), metal, plastic.
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