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Precious Plastic: Jewelry Art from Plastic Bags by Wiebke Pandikow

Exhibition  /  01 Nov 2019  -  30 Nov 2019
Published: 04.11.2019
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Intro
Wiebke Pandikow has worked with plastic bags since 2014 and has developed a technique to turn used plastic bags into jewelry art with the help of a clothes iron and a soldering iron. This process happens by hand from start to finish, thus being very much grounded in the diligence and patience of traditional craftwork. The pieces shown are predominantly this year’s production.

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Wiebke Pandikow
In a world where plastic is at the same time invaluable yet worthless and – understandably – even detested, this exhibition re-evaluates the material in the context of jewelry and art while questioning the meaning of preciousness. Even plastic bags can become precious through the time, skill and patience invested in turning into them something different, something new.

The exhibits hide behind their beauty a material that can carry a heavy ecological weight. Ultimately, they speak of the possibilities of a discarded material, a chance to become something precious from something worthless.

The exhibition Precious Plastic, showing contemporary jewelry art made from recycled plastic bags, opens on the 31st of October at 18:00 at Gao Shan gallery, Korkeavuorenkatu 15 in Helsinki. It is open until the 30th of November, Wednesdays to Fridays 11:30 - 18:30 and 12 - 18 on weekends. The artist will be personally present at the gallery for at least the first half of the month.

Opening

31 Oct 2019, 18:00 - 20:00.
Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Crystal, 2019. Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.. 10 x 7 x 2.5 cm. From series: Points of Connection. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Crystal, 2019
Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.
10 x 7 x 2.5 cm
From series: Points of Connection
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Cascade, 2019. Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.. 20 x 15 x 7 cm. From series: Points of Connection. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Cascade, 2019
Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.
20 x 15 x 7 cm
From series: Points of Connection
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Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Cubes, 2019. Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.. 18 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm. From series: Points of Connection. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Cubes, 2019
Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.
18 x 8.5 x 6.5 cm
From series: Points of Connection
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Wiebke Pandikow. Brooch: Roots, 2019. Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.. 18 x 11 x 4 cm. From series: Points of Connection. Wiebke Pandikow
Brooch: Roots, 2019
Recycled plastic bags, wood, gravel.
18 x 11 x 4 cm
From series: Points of Connection
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Wiebke Pandikow. Print: Roots, 2016. 60 x 80 cm. Wiebke Pandikow
Print: Roots, 2016
60 x 80 cm
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