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Nhat-Vu Dang + Benedikt Fischer: Clear Cut

Exhibition  /  10 Dec 2011  -  14 Jan 2012
Published: 02.12.2011
Galerie Rob Koudijs
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Rob Koudijs
Nhat-Vu Dang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2011. Carboard, lead, magnets, elastic. Nhat-Vu Dang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2011
Carboard, lead, magnets, elastic
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Intro
(...) In the opinion of Nhat-Vu Dang and Bededikt Fischer jewellery is an integral part of human life. BENEDIKT FISCHER sees adornment as a primal urge and NHAT-VU DANG is concerned with other things than mere finery. (...)

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Nhat-Vu Dang, Benedikt Fischer
In the opinion of Nhat-Vu Dang and Bededikt Fischer jewellery is an integral part of human life. A few months ago these young artists finished their education at the Amsterdam Gerrit Rietveld Academy. They both make jewellery that is as distinct as it is remarkably refined. Now their graduation pieces, supplemented with new work, will be displayed in the gallery.

BENEDIKT FISCHER sees adornment as a primal urge. Of the many roles jewellery can perform – embellishing, distinguishing, symbolizing people, power or religion – Fisher choose the protecting talisman. Surprisingly enough he connected this noble task with the promise of safety provided by the contemporary hard hat. He has cut of large sections of these, often brightly coloured, objects, and lovingly worked the plastic as if it were ivory or precious metal. In this way he produced brooches with bold shapes which are sometimes abstract, sometimes suggestive; their surface became reminiscent of the skin of fruit or fur.

Also NHAT-VU DANG is concerned with other things than mere finery. The playful secrets of his jewellery are meant to stimulate the conversation between strangers as a sort of social lubricant. By using sturdy forms and bright colours Dang does not only want to connect one person with another, but also to connect everybody with contemporary jewellery. The humble nature of the materials he used, cardboard and rubber band, is compensated by the extreme precision with which he handled them. The construction of his jewellery pieces makes wearing them inevitable; his work is meant to build bridges as well as to raise a little riot.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Galerie Rob Koudijs cordially invites you to the opening of Nhat-Vu Dang, Benedikt Fischer on Saturday the 10th of December 2011 form 17.00 to 19:00 h.

The artists will be present.
Nhat-Vu Dang. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Cardboard, remanium, elastic. Nhat-Vu Dang
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Cardboard, remanium, elastic
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Nhat-Vu Dang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2011. Cardboard, remanium, elastic. Nhat-Vu Dang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2011
Cardboard, remanium, elastic
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Nhat-Vu Dang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2011. Cardboard, remanium, elastic. Nhat-Vu Dang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2011
Cardboard, remanium, elastic
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Nhat-Vu Dang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2011. Cardboard, lead, magnets. Nhat-Vu Dang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2011
Cardboard, lead, magnets
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Benedikt Fischer. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Plastic, epoxy, remanium. Benedikt Fischer
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Plastic, epoxy, remanium
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Benedikt Fischer. Brooch: Stador, 2011. Plastic, epoxy, remanium. Benedikt Fischer
Brooch: Stador, 2011
Plastic, epoxy, remanium
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Benedikt Fischer. Brooch: Lynx lynx, 2011. Plastic, remanium. Benedikt Fischer
Brooch: Lynx lynx, 2011
Plastic, remanium
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Benedikt Fischer. Brooch: Akka, 2011. Plastic, epoxy, remanium. Benedikt Fischer
Brooch: Akka, 2011
Plastic, epoxy, remanium
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