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Mi-Ah Rödiger and Annemarie van Gorkom: Duo Solo

Exhibition  /  23 Oct 2010  -  27 Nov 2010
Published: 22.10.2010
Galerie Rob Koudijs
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Rob Koudijs
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(...) It is the age old question: why does anyone wear jewellery? For themselves – to feel more beautiful and confident, or for someone else – in order to impress or make a statement about something? Such motives often overlap each other, but in their work Mi-Ah Rödiger and Annemarie van Gorkom show the two opposite ends of the pole. (...)

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Mi-Ah Rödiger, Annemarie van Gorkom
DUO SOLO

It is the age old question: why does anyone wear jewellery? For themselves – to feel more beautiful and confident, or for someone else – in order to impress or make a statement about something? Such motives often overlap each other, but in their work Mi-Ah Rödiger and Annemarie van Gorkom show the two opposite ends of the pole. The first makes work, which, more than anything, needs to be experienced by the wearer themselves, while the second jewellery maker focuses on the visual imagery which assails everything and everyone. In short: introspection versus communication.
Mi-Ah Rödiger’s objects stem from a deeply felt need to halt the world for a second. She wants to limit the current overload of stimuli by ‘switching off’ or isolating certain senses. With this as starting point, she makes jewellery into an addition to the body. Rödiger’s attention on the eyes, nose or ears is not only aimed at functionality, but also at their specific forms. As a direct reference to the basis of her explorations, these aspects of form play a major role in her more conventional designs.
Annemarie van Gorkom, on the other hand, explores the visual codes that are inextricably bound up with everyday life. She focuses not only on arrows and other practical symbols, but also on cartoon type representations of sound and emotion. By isolating these in her designs, Van Gorkom mocks their effect and makes us aware of their inevitable presence.
What unites both artists is their interest for the production process. Rödiger executes her work in sumptuous colours and materials. For Van Gorkom the field of tension between fleeting visual imagery and new, sometimes complex, technology is often the motive to create new work. Two ways to approach the world, two aspects of using jewellery.


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Annemarie van Gorkom. Brooch: Arrow, 2010. Plastic, silver. Annemarie van Gorkom
Brooch: Arrow, 2010
Plastic, silver
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Annemarie van Gorkom. Brooch: Speechbubble, 2010. Papel, silver. Annemarie van Gorkom
Brooch: Speechbubble, 2010
Papel, silver
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Annemarie van Gorkom. Brooch: Star, 2010. Silver gilded. Annemarie van Gorkom
Brooch: Star, 2010
Silver gilded
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Annemarie van Gorkom. Necklace: Template, 2010. Mother of pearl shell. Annemarie van Gorkom
Necklace: Template, 2010
Mother of pearl shell
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Annemarie van Gorkom. Brooch: Bread, 2010. Mixed media. Annemarie van Gorkom
Brooch: Bread, 2010
Mixed media
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Annemarie van Gorkom. Brooch: Flash, 2010. Foam, silver. Annemarie van Gorkom
Brooch: Flash, 2010
Foam, silver
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Piece: Earmuffs, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Piece: Earmuffs, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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Mi-Ah Rödiger. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Mixed media. Mi-Ah Rödiger
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Mixed media
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