Uncanny Incarnations by Katja Prins and Zucker by Luzia Vogt

Exhibition  /  23 Apr 2015  -  16 May 2015
Published: 17.04.2015

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For the very first time, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h presents two exhibitions simultaneously. The two invited artists, Katja Prins, of the Netherlands, and Luzia Vogt, of Switzerland, show their respective works, two worlds meeting through reflection and social commentary.

Artist list

Katja Prins, Luzia Vogt
Uncanny Incarnations by Katja Prins brings together works produced between 2002 and 2015, providing both a portrait and history of her artistic intentions. The central theme of her collections — the relationship between the body and the mechanical objects produced by medical technology and by industry — takes form in a number of ways, combining Prins’ mechanical and tubular constructions in silver with elements such as ceramics, reconstituted stones and synthetic materials. Her most recent work examines surgery that repairs or remodels the body. 
An ingredient that we use on a daily basis, a source of pleasure and energy as well as a cause of disease, sugar is the subject Luzia Vogt explores in Zucker, her latest collection. Once a luxury good and also used as a medicine, sugar has been at the root of many conflicts between peoples and cultures. This controversial substance is omnipresent in our lives and available everywhere. Using wood and synthetic materials, Vogt created brooches and earrings that resemble candy. Bracelets made using selective laser sintering, a 3D printing technology, appear to be composed of sugar crystals. Sugar bowls were first sculpted from sugar beets, and were then transformed in bone china and Carrara marble, as the artist explored the ambiguous nature of this substance.
Katja Prins. Necklace: Nexus, 2009. silver, reconstructed stone. approx. 50 cm. Katja Prins
Necklace: Nexus, 2009
silver, reconstructed stone
approx. 50 cm
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Katja Prins. Brooch: Hybrid, 2014. Chrome plated brass, dental resin. 10 x 4 x 4 cm. Katja Prins
Brooch: Hybrid, 2014
Chrome plated brass, dental resin
10 x 4 x 4 cm
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Luzia Vogt. Object: Zucker, 2013. Bone China porcelain. 8.5 x 10.5 x 7.4 cm. Luzia Vogt
Object: Zucker, 2013
Bone China porcelain
8.5 x 10.5 x 7.4 cm
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Luzia Vogt. Earrings: Zucker, 2013. Wood, synthetic material, 585 gold. 2 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm. Luzia Vogt
Earrings: Zucker, 2013
Wood, synthetic material, 585 gold
2 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
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