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Land Jewelry 2022

Exhibition  /  12 May 2022  -  04 Jun 2022
Published: 12.05.2022
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Intro
Eight jewelry artists from four different countries around the Baltic Sea met on the island to create land art or, as the organizers call it, "Land Jewelry".

Artist list

Ingrid Berg, Maja Breife, Aino-Astrid Gaedtke, Elli Hukka, Karina Kazlauskaitė, Lauryna Kiškytė, Wiebke Pandikow, Kajsa Wikström
Land Jewelry opens at the Klaipėda Gallery of the Klaipėda Department of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association (Bažnyčių St. 6) on May 12 at 5:30 pm.

Project Land Jewelry took place on the island of Öland, Sweden, in the last days of August 2021. Eight jewelry artists from four different countries around the Baltic Sea met on the island to create land art or, as the organizers call it, "Land Jewelry". The artists worked with materials at hand in the surrounding landscape, creating temporary works of art reflecting on the challenges facing the ecosystem that is the Baltic Sea. These challenges include for example eutrophication, marine litter and declining biodiversity. Nine countries surround the Baltic Sea, with around 15 million people living on its shores. It is an intensively used ecosystem and one of the aims of this project is to communicate its ecological situation through the language of land art and the lens of contemporary jewelry artists.

During the five days working on the coast of Segerstad in southeast Öland, the team created almost 30 ‘Land Jewels’ most of which were sculptural installations. The exhibition at the Klaipėda Gallery presents these works in photographs and a video of the pieces on-site, as well as previous jewelry work of each artist. Included is also an installation thematizing the exploitation of the Baltic Sea, made exclusively for this exhibition.
All the works made on Öland were left where they were created, with the exception of some non-biodegradable materials that the artists removed. Over time, most of this land jewelry has decayed and the materials from which it was created become once again part of the surrounding nature. Traces of the artists’ intervention disappear, the transient pieces a homage to our beautiful Baltic Sea.

The project was initiated and organized by Maja Breife (Sweden) and Wiebke Pandikow (Finland).

Sponsors:
Klaipeda City Municipality
Lithuanian Council for Culture

Curator: Neringa Poskute-Jukumiene
Coordinator: Rosana Lukauskaitė

Opening hours:
Tue - Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Sat 11 am - 4 pm
 
Kajsa Wikström
. Circle two 
. Materials: algae, Öland stone, water 
. Size: about 140cm in diameter
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Kajsa Wikström
Circle two 
Materials: algae, Öland stone, water 
Size: about 140cm in diameter
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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Karina Kazlauskaite
. Standing in the Algae Bush
. Materials: wooden sticks, thread, algae
. Size: about 300cm high
. Photo: Karina Kazlauskaite.
Karina Kazlauskaite
Standing in the Algae Bush
Materials: wooden sticks, thread, algae
Size: about 300cm high
Photo: Karina Kazlauskaite

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Maja Breife
. SOS – Save Our Souls 
. Materials: plank, red algae
. Size: ~ 210cm in diameter
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Maja Breife
SOS – Save Our Souls 
Materials: plank, red algae
Size: ~ 210cm in diameter
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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Wiebke Pandikow
. Gyres and Waves 
. Materials: living interwoven reed 
. Size: highest point about 150cm
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Wiebke Pandikow
Gyres and Waves 
Materials: living interwoven reed 
Size: highest point about 150cm
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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Exhibition venue
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Exhibition venue
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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Exhibition venue
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Exhibition venue
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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Exhibition venue
. Photo: Wiebke Pandikow.
Exhibition venue
Photo: Wiebke Pandikow

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