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Nelli Tanner: Collecting Snow

Exhibition  /  05 Sep 2009  -  10 Oct 2009
Published: 03.09.2009
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
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Intro
(...) Tanner’s jewellery usually has a narrative character, which was evident even during her finals work at the Rietveld Academy. Her brooches display people in expressive postures; drastic abstraction allows everyone to project their own ideas onto them. (...)

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Nelli Tanner
When snow has fallen, all that is familiar dissolves into unfamiliar shapes. Outside the door, a pristine life awaits us. Even in Finland, where snowy winters are the norm, such a transformation loses nothing of its magic. This was the starting point for Nelli Tanner’s new work.

Tanner’s jewellery usually has a narrative character, which was evident even during her finals work at the Rietveld Academy. Her brooches display people in expressive postures; drastic abstraction allows everyone to project their own ideas onto them. A second aspect of her work is the lapsing of time and the traces that the past leaves behind, layer upon layer. This is beautifully symbolised by the blanket that snow lays over reality. In Nelli Tanner’s new pieces of jewellery, it is sometimes the form and sometimes the effect of the snow that represents the many layers of meaning in our existence. You can almost hear the crunching under the soles of your shoes, the creaking wheels of time.

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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Kyllästymiseen asti kylmä' (Being bored by cold), 2009. Silver, birch. 10,5 x 9,5 x 1,8 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Kyllästymiseen asti kylmä' (Being bored by cold), 2009
Silver, birch
10,5 x 9,5 x 1,8 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Paino IV' (Weight IV), 2009. Silver, birch, recycled plastic. 21 x 12 x 5,5 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Paino IV' (Weight IV), 2009
Silver, birch, recycled plastic
21 x 12 x 5,5 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Pendant: 'Paino III' (Weight III), 2009. Silver, aluminium, birch. 15,5 x 13,5 x 0,6 cm. Nelli Tanner
Pendant: 'Paino III' (Weight III), 2009
Silver, aluminium, birch
15,5 x 13,5 x 0,6 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Hangessa' (In the snow), 2009. Silver, aluminium,birch. 11,5 x 13,5 x 4 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Hangessa' (In the snow), 2009
Silver, aluminium,birch
11,5 x 13,5 x 4 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Ensilumen odotus I' (Waiting for the first snow I), 2009. Silver, birch. 13,5 x 8 x 2 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Ensilumen odotus I' (Waiting for the first snow I), 2009
Silver, birch
13,5 x 8 x 2 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Hiljaa Hilja', 2009. Silver, aluminium. 15,5 x 16 x 2,5 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Hiljaa Hilja', 2009
Silver, aluminium
15,5 x 16 x 2,5 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Piece: 'Lumikokoelma' (Collection of snow), 2009. Silver, aluminium, brass, juniper, birch, recycled plastic, ink, lack. 19 x 7 - 10 x 9 cm. Brooch / Objects. Nelli Tanner
Piece: 'Lumikokoelma' (Collection of snow), 2009
Silver, aluminium, brass, juniper, birch, recycled plastic, ink, lack
19 x 7 - 10 x 9 cm
Brooch / Objects
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Nelli Tanner. Brooch: 'Ensilumen odotus III' (Waiting for the first snow III), 2009. Silver, birch, ink, lack. 8,5 x 11,5 x 1,2 cm. Nelli Tanner
Brooch: 'Ensilumen odotus III' (Waiting for the first snow III), 2009
Silver, birch, ink, lack
8,5 x 11,5 x 1,2 cm
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Nelli Tanner. Necklace: 'Ansa II' (Trap II), 2009. Silver, aluminium, juniper, paint. length 40 cm. Nelli Tanner
Necklace: 'Ansa II' (Trap II), 2009
Silver, aluminium, juniper, paint
length 40 cm
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