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Memento Mori I

Exhibition  /  01 Mar 2012  -  31 Mar 2012
Published: 24.02.2012
Vander A Gallery
. Patrick, Marchal
. Bracelet: Solitarity, 2007
. Stainless steel, acrylic, neoprene
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Patrick, Marchal
Bracelet: Solitarity, 2007
Stainless steel, acrylic, neoprene
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Intro
Vander A , the brand new contemporary art jewellery gallery in Brussels showcases the artworks of Nathalie Perret (France) and Constanze Schreiber (Deutschland) on the exhibition “memento mori “, a duo exploring new object meanings.

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Constanze Schreiber, Nathalie Perret
The work of Nathalie Perret is heavily influenced by the Latino American culture of mourning, with its rituals and ancient codes. Her research focuses on the duality of Birth and Death and the link between the two. Remind yourself that you are made of time, and you are going to leave a memorable mark but also a fleeting memory of your own death.
Nathalie Perret uses plaster for her remarkable, fleeting creations. The pallor of the object, the mark it leaves on the body when we wear it is her "Memento Mori" and it is the gesture of the ritual which is most important. What is thus highlighted, by extending the scope of perception, is that the performance, the experience of the object is focused on personal meanings rather than social significance.

Fascinated by mourning jewellery from the 19th and 20th centuries, Constanze Schreiber uses in her contemporary jewels the symbols and archetypes of the past that are still valid today (scull, pearls) but with new metaphors out of today’s difficulties (divorces, new start or displaced persons) she underlines the complexity of our time which could come in addition to a mourning state. Her wonderful uncommon jewels made of iron, silver, porcelain or soap bring the theme of mourning into discussion, for most people an inconvenient topic to be confronted with. In her pendants and objects Constanze also shows that, even while being in a mourning state, a memory can create preciousness.
Constanze Schreiber. Bracelet: Memento Mori III, 2006. Fine silver. 9 x 8 x 4.5 cm. Constanze Schreiber
Bracelet: Memento Mori III, 2006
Fine silver
9 x 8 x 4.5 cm
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Constanze Schreiber. Pendant: Portrait V, 2006. Porcelain. 8 x 7 x 3 cm. Constanze Schreiber
Pendant: Portrait V, 2006
Porcelain
8 x 7 x 3 cm
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Nathalie Perret. Piece: Cubes 1, 2008. Wood box. Box. Nathalie Perret
Piece: Cubes 1, 2008
Wood box
Box
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Nathalie Perret. Necklace: Untitled, 2008. Plaster, cotton wire. 14 x 9 x 6 cm. Nathalie Perret
Necklace: Untitled, 2008
Plaster, cotton wire
14 x 9 x 6 cm
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Nathalie Perret. Necklace: Palidecer, 2008. Wood box, plaster powder, elastic strip. 12 x 50 x 50 cm. Nathalie Perret
Necklace: Palidecer, 2008
Wood box, plaster powder, elastic strip
12 x 50 x 50 cm
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