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Show me the Face by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata

Exhibition  /  11 Sep 2020  -  08 Nov 2020
Published: 11.09.2020
Show me the Face by Jana Machatová and Peter Machata.
GMB Bratislava City Gallery
Curator:
Viera Kleinová
Peter Machata. Brooch: Digitus Annularis, 2019. Silver, Corian.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Digitus Annularis. Peter Machata
Brooch: Digitus Annularis, 2019
Silver, Corian.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Digitus Annularis
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Intro
The current topography of the oeuvre of Jana Machatová and Peter Machata, the artists working in the area of art jewellery since the late 1990s, builds on their artistic programs. They build their international profile through representation in specialized galleries and publications or through numerous participations in exhibitions, symposiums and workshops including the most renowned jewellery event, which is Schmuck in Munich.
They work separately as well as in mutual interactions, which clearly show their common tuning in personal and collective memory insights into the landscape of the body. Jana and Peter are key figures of the Slovak jewellery scene.

Jana Machatová studied jewellery at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava with Anton Cepka and Karol Weisslechner. In her latest work, the series titled “Frauen-Fleiss,” she communicates her richly layered plot. The situations put together from found fragments of the specific and universal female history are set in ambiguous transparency of overlapping texts and images and a concise detail interpreted from the goldsmith’s perspective. The artist listens with empathy to silent, intensive, and resigned female voices, accepting their sentimentally, ordinariness and naivety. This time, the controversies of jewellery critically responding to the real socialism of the artist´s childhood are replaced with a bitter and whimsical experience of anti-heroines from Timrava´s times.

Peter Machata studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava under Jozef Jankovič. In his current work, he focuses on the narrative of a body through the traces indicated by the 3D scanner. He has interconnected the mediums of sculpture and jewellery with digital tools and engaged a wearer of the jewellery in a collaborative atmosphere. Yet, the disturbing ambiguity of nonconformist relics, amulets and talisman of the recent period has not disappeared. Today, he uses the digital fatality of imprints of hands and fingers as space into the eroded folds of which he puts/hides peculiar pictograms – key turning points or escapades of local history. Apart from stigmas, he also sees them as a context in which we are, willy-nilly, rooted. They do not necessarily include only memorial ceremonies, there is always a chance to indulge in them through the catharsis.

 / Viera Kleinová
 
Supported using public funds by Slovak Arts Council, in the form of scholarship. The exhibition and event of presentation of the catalog are part of the program International Conference of Contemporary Jewellery Šperk Stret.







Opening: 10 Sep, 17 pm.
Presentation of the catalog: 25 Sep, 17 pm.
Peter Machata. Brooch: Digitus Annularis, 2020. Corian, silver.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Digitus Annularis. Peter Machata
Brooch: Digitus Annularis, 2020
Corian, silver.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Digitus Annularis
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Cut, 2020. Corian, silver.. From series: Digitus Annularis. Peter Machata
Brooch: Cut, 2020
Corian, silver.
From series: Digitus Annularis
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Fathers and Sons, 2020. Corian, silver.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Digitus Annularis. Peter Machata
Brooch: Fathers and Sons, 2020
Corian, silver.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Digitus Annularis
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Hodrusbánya, 2020. Silver, paper, resin, pearls.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Hodrusbánya, 2020
Silver, paper, resin, pearls.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Crucified, 2020. Silver, paper, resin.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Crucified, 2020
Silver, paper, resin.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: She and He, 2020. Silver, paper, silver foil, resin, agate.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: She and He, 2020
Silver, paper, silver foil, resin, agate.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Black Rain, 2020. Silver, paper, silver foil, resin, zircons.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Black Rain, 2020
Silver, paper, silver foil, resin, zircons.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
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