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What Else Does Amber Have In Mind?

Exhibition  /  03 Mar 2015  -  13 Mar 2015
Published: 23.12.2014
Guntis Lauders. Brooch: Orchestra. Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires. Guntis Lauders
Brooch: Orchestra
Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires
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Intro
An exhibition of Latvian contemporary jewellery artists at the Palais des Nations, Salle des Pas Perdus, Geneva.  Conversations with amber – this is what the touring exhibition is all about.

Artist list

Māris Auniņš, Valdis Brože, Jānis Jākobsons, Andris Lauders, Guntis Lauders, Māris Šustiņš
In connection with Latvia holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2015, Putti Art Gallery proudly presents the exhibition of Latvian contemporary jewellery artists, 'What Else Does Amber Have In Mind?', which will be on display in the Palais des Nations, Salle des Pas Perdus, Geneve from March 3 until March 12, 2015.

Exhibition participants are Latvian contemporary jewellery artists Andris Lauders, Guntis Lauders, Jānis Jākobsons, Māris Auniņš, Māris Šustiņš and Valdis Brože.
 
Conversations with amber – this is what the exhibition is all about. In some way jewellery artist`s dialog with amber is a battle of two giants, where outstanding sense of the material and intellectual investment is needed. It is still upon discussion how much amber should be intervened by changing it, for it not to be destroyed. Every amber piece is unique in its colour, form and texture – therefore it is very important to preserve its natural beauty by adjusting the design of the jewellery piece to the amber not adjusting the amber to the design.

The scenography elements in the exhibition are done by internationally acclaimed fashion brand “MAREUNROL'S” (Mārīte Mastiņa and Rolands Pēterkops), taking in mind the ancient nature of the amber and its historical meaning. They combined it with the resident of our planet since before Christianity, the neighbour of dinosaurs – the ant. In the exhibition one can see how the amber road crosses the roads of ants, which has actually happened – the evidence is seen in the amber pieces which are found with encapsulated ants.

Amber has been through a lot and it is a powerful conversation companion, who asks for a partner of the same intelligence – the jewellery artist, the jewellery piece wearer and also the viewing audience.

In this exhibition, we come from a conversation about the amber to a conversation about ourselves in 21st century and about marks that we will leave for the upcoming generations.  The cultural experience of the amber and its existence in the global space is as much as inseparable and interrelated as the mark that the Universe has left in each amber piece.
Andris Lauders. Necklace: Thing That Never End - The Sun. Amber, sterling silver, 18 kt gold, leather. Andris Lauders
Necklace: Thing That Never End - The Sun
Amber, sterling silver, 18 kt gold, leather
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Guntis Lauders. Brooch: Orchestra. Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires. Guntis Lauders
Brooch: Orchestra
Amber, sterling silver, mammoth bone, coconut shell, smoky topaz, sapphires
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Jānis Jākobsons. Ring: Amber Ring, 2015. Amber. Jānis Jākobsons
Ring: Amber Ring, 2015
Amber
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Māris Auniņš. Brooch: Magic Structures. Sterling silver, amber. Māris Auniņš
Brooch: Magic Structures
Sterling silver, amber
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Māris Šustiņš. Brooch: Adornment Needle-pin. Amber, silver niello, gilding, garnet. Māris Šustiņš
Brooch: Adornment Needle-pin
Amber, silver niello, gilding, garnet
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