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Skeletons

Exhibition  /  13 Oct 2007  -  17 Nov 2007
Published: 26.10.2007
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Aurélie Dellasanta. Brooch: Suicide, 2007. Silver gold plated, tin, paper. 6 x 8 cm. Aurélie Dellasanta
Brooch: Suicide, 2007
Silver gold plated, tin, paper
6 x 8 cm
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Intro
(...) Aurélie Dellasanta comes at exactly the right time in a society that is in search of new rituals concerning death. (...)

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Aurélie Dellasanta
Finitude has disappeared from our daily life. Good health is taken for granted and our only concern is the materialistic excitement about the latest model or tomorrow's fashion. 

While travelling through India the young French artist Aurélie Dellesanta realised that in her own European culture there was no longer a natural place for illness and death.
Over the centuries skulls and skeletons were presented as vanitas symbols. Not only in sculpture or paintings, but they also played their part in jewellery. It produced a spectacular contrast: the most precious materials were used to remind mankind of the vulnerability of the body and as warning against conceit. 

In the exhibition at Galerie Rob Koudijs Dellasanta tries once again to hold up a mirror to mankind. Each of the brooches and pendants emphasises a different aspect of self complacency: the glamour of a pin-up, the temptation of adornment or the comfort of exuberance. 

Aurélie Dellasanta comes at exactly the right time in a society that is in search of new rituals concerning death. Yet her jewellery is also a call to enjoy life fully and in all it's complexity. Her work is the living proof of such an approach. 


Ward Schrijver

Remarks

Aurélie Dellasanta, 1980, France 

lives and works in Genève, CH 

EDUCATION
1998-2002 Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués, Genève, CH
2002-2003 Saidy Bronfman School, Montreal, CA
2005-2007 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Genève, CH 

AWARDS
2002 Premier prix du Concours du Fond Cantonal d’Art Contemporain, CH



The next two artists will open at the 24th of November 2007 with a solo exhibition: 

‘Possible jewellery and related objects’ by Célio Braga 

‘Open fallow’ by Javier Moreno Frías

Aurélie Dellasanta. Brooch: There lies, 2007. Silver, strass, paper. 3,9 x 7 cm. Aurélie Dellasanta
Brooch: There lies, 2007
Silver, strass, paper
3,9 x 7 cm
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Aurélie Dellasanta. Ring: Attraction, 2007. Gold, silver, metal, magnet, paper. Aurélie Dellasanta
Ring: Attraction, 2007
Gold, silver, metal, magnet, paper
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Aurélie Dellasanta. Brooch: Monster, 2007. Silver, plastic, electronic lights. 3,4 x x6,5 cm. Aurélie Dellasanta
Brooch: Monster, 2007
Silver, plastic, electronic lights
3,4 x x6,5 cm
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Aurélie Dellasanta. Brooch: Dogs skeleton, 2007. Silver, labradorite. 2,2 x 8 cm. Aurélie Dellasanta
Brooch: Dogs skeleton, 2007
Silver, labradorite
2,2 x 8 cm
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Aurélie Dellasanta. Necklace: Myth, 2007. Silver, gold plated chain. Aurélie Dellasanta
Necklace: Myth, 2007
Silver, gold plated chain
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