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Sentimental Journey by Helen Britton and Felix Lindner

Exhibition  /  MJW-SchmuckTalente2018  /  02 Mar 2018  -  14 Apr 2018
Published: 22.02.2018
Sentimental Journey by Helen Britton and Felix Lindner.
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein
Management:
Monika Fahn
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Intro
We come from opposite sides of our planet with such different backgrounds; cultural, historical, political, geographical. The stories told are the stories saved, they live on not only in words but in materials and the people that can hear them speak.
 

Artist list

Helen Britton, Lindner Felix
What is it to observe something that for one of us is so familiar and the other so exotic, when the two are friends for 20 years? To stand together at a Christmas market all those years ago, at the beginning of our friendship, where a glass bird triggers in one a long forgotten memory and the other says, "I know the factory where those birds are made".
We come from opposite sides of our planet with such different backgrounds; cultural, historical, political, geographical. These external forces make so much of what we are and how we see, but not everything. There are the personal choices; how to react, interpret and select what to show. This is simultaneously a result of context and of something else too: the unique stories we carry within us and the stories we see in materials.
How does context impact, how do we deal with it and how does this reveal itself in what we choose to bring across the bridge from the private space of the studio to the public space of the exhibition?
What do we reveal about
history and about ourselves with this activity?
What do we transmit
of our experience?
Trawling the ruins, the shards, the rubble of history, selecting materials and forms that release an emotional impulse we tell a story here with this work - not a story of excess, of bounty, but of poignant observation.
We are both searching for traces of a lost past, making these traces visible, fixing them in these works, creating with the language of the chosen materials a story that connects past and present, culture and history, geography. The forests of Thüringen, the city of Erfurt, the great shifts in modern German history, gentle and brutal, freedom, loss, globalization, its all in there, whispering, rustling, glinting.
The stories told are the stories saved, they live on not only in words but in materials and the people that can hear them speak.
/ Helen Britton 2018



Helen Britton (lebt und arbeitet in München)
1966 geboren in Lithgow, Australien / 1995-1999 Studium an der Curtin University, Western Australia, Perth, abgeschlossen mit Master of Fine Arts / 1997-1998 Gaststudium an der Akademie der Bilden- den Künste, München, Klasse für Schmuck und Gerät bei Prof. Otto Künzli, am Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Niederlande und an der San Diego State University, San Diego, USA / 1999-2003 Stu- dium an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München, Klasse für Schmuck und Gerät bei Prof. Otto Künzli / 2002 Werkstattgründung in München gemeinsam mit David Bielander und Yutaca Inegishi / 2005 Diplom an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München / 2007 Stadtgoldschmiedin in Erfurt.
 
Felix Lindner (lebt und arbeitet in Erfurt)
1973 geboren in Erfurt  / 1989–1993 Goldschmiedelehre bei Rolf Lindner in Erfurt / 1995–1997 Studium an der Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Niederlande, ab 1996 bei Ruudt Peters / 1997–2003 Studium an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München, Klasse für Schmuck und Gerät bei Prof. Otto Künzli / 2000-2001 Gaststudium an der „Villa Arson – EPIAR", Staatliche Kunsthochschule, Nizza und an der École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré, Paris / 2003 Diplom an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München / seit 2003 Lehrtätigkeit am Staatlichen Berufsbildungszentrum Arnstadt - Ilmenau, Fachbereich Metallgestaltung.
 

Hours

Mo to Sa 10 am to 6 pm.
Special Opening: Sunday 11th of March 11:00 - 17:00 h.​

Meet the Artist:
Friday 9th of March: 17:00 - 18:00 h.
Sunday 11th of March: 13:00 - 15:00 h.

Opening

Thursday 1st of March: 18:30 - 20:30 h.

Greeting by Prof Dr. Thomas Raff, president of Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins. 
Introduction by Elena Alvarez Lutz, film director.
Helen Britton. Object: Haus, 2018. Beton, Glas.. 35 x 35 x 35 cm. Helen Britton
Object: Haus, 2018
Beton, Glas.
35 x 35 x 35 cm
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Fruit Plate, 2018. Vintage Glas, silver.. 13 x 7 x 2 cm. Helen Britton
Brooch: Fruit Plate, 2018
Vintage Glas, silver.
13 x 7 x 2 cm
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Bird, 2018. Glas, silver, diamonds.. 8 x 6 x 2.5 cm. Helen Britton
Brooch: Bird, 2018
Glas, silver, diamonds.
8 x 6 x 2.5 cm
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Flowers and Machines, 2018. Silver, glass.. 10 x 6x 1 cm. Helen Britton
Brooch: Flowers and Machines, 2018
Silver, glass.
10 x 6x 1 cm
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Felix Lindner. Bracelet: Home sweet home 2, 2016. Ag 925, plastic.. Photo by: Samantha Font Sala. Felix Lindner
Bracelet: Home sweet home 2, 2016
Ag 925, plastic.
Photo by: Samantha Font Sala
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Felix Lindner. Object: Container weiß, 2017. Industry email, steel.. Felix Lindner
Object: Container weiß, 2017
Industry email, steel.
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Felix Lindner. Object: Container gelb-weiß, 2017. Industry email, steel.. Photo by: Samantha Fontsaia. Felix Lindner
Object: Container gelb-weiß, 2017
Industry email, steel.
Photo by: Samantha Fontsaia
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