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Gésine Hackenberg

Jeweller
Published: 05.05.2021
Gésine Hackenberg Gésine Hackenberg

Intro
Gésine Hackenberg, born in 1972 in Germany, lives and works as a contemporary jewellery artist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was trained as a goldsmith in Germany and studied jewelry design at the former Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim in Germany. In 2001 she received her degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and in 2013, a Master of Arts from the MAD-faculty in Hasselt, Belgium. Hackenberg has been a tutor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts from 2011 until 2019.
 

Statement

One of the main themes in my work is placing ordinary utensils in the perspective of jewellery. Objects of daily use often become loved and indispensable to people. The things you keep and save often have a sentimental value apart from their practical use or monetary value. Moreover, they can be seen as a portrait of their owner. In my work, I explore how these objects relate to the body and the individual. Wearing jewellery is the most intimate and direct form of expressing this specific relationship to an object.
 
As I like to investigate the boundaries of traditional jewellery, my work interacts with different disciplines and concepts. Traditions linked to objects or jewellery, their history, and the stories about them are a great source of inspiration to me. I like to reinterpret classical genres of art and jewellery history while translating those elements to my own contemporary world. More recently, my jewellery and objects tend to act as metaphors for mental states. Objects of everyday life and domestic materials become means to express and reflect on emotions.
 
I use different techniques and materials, that are telling their own stories about preciousness and adornment, like ceramics, (precious) metal, Japanese Urushi lacquer, textiles, and glass. These materials usually come from intertwined themes of domesticity, table, and food culture.
Sometimes, I use existing objects as raw material. In a way, I reuse and recycle material. But what’s more, I transform and redirect their message. By manipulating these items, I isolate various layers of meanings and associations, that are immanent to the shape, pattern, and material of an object, in order to take on these values in my work.


>> Video interview Klimt02 in conversation with Gésine Hackenberg
 

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2021:
Exhibition  16 Sep 2021 - 20 Nov 2021  Cold Sweat.
2020:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2020 - 08 Jan 2021  Two of a Kind.
Exhibition  30 Sep 2020 - 15 Dec 2020  METALLOphone: Museum.
Exhibition  26 Mar 2020 - 19 Apr 2020  Falter Not Fall by Gésine Hackenberg.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020  Stones: The final Cut.
2019:
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019  Final Parade.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2019 - 12 Jan 2020  Meeting the Future: International Exhibition for Contemporary Art.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Stone.
Exhibition  01 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019  Shining on the Stage. Dutch Spirit.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019  Gioielli in Fermento in Paris: Bijoux en Effervescence.
2018:
Exhibition  26 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018  MateriaMetamorphosis.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Gioielli in Fermento at JOYA Barcelona 2018.
Exhibition  30 Jun 2018 - 03 Aug 2018  Falter Not Fall at Galerie Ra by Gésine Hackenberg.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Heroes.
2017:
Exhibition  10 Dec 2017 - 15 Feb 2018  Finest Selection X.
Lectures  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Lectures at JOYA 2017.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection at JOYA 2017.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016  White Christmas in Lisbon.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2016 - 02 Dec 2016  Reproduced Paradise.
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016  METALLOphone: Bonds.
Exhibition  03 Sep 2016 - 08 Oct 2016  Around and about by Gésine Hackenberg.
Lectures  26 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016  MAD Talks.
2015:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2016  Glass Works.
Exhibition  23 Oct 2015 - 17 Jan 2016  European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition 2015.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  To Recover.
Exhibition  08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015  Koru 5 Exhibition.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014  Daily Delicious: Feast of Today by Gésine Hackenberg.
2012:
Exhibition  28 Nov 2012 - 22 Dec 2012  OP VOORRAAD at Klimt02 Gallery.
2007:
Exhibition  20 Sep 2007 - 08 Nov 2007  Pars pro toto: Gésine Hackenberg.

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Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  On Jewellery. A Compendium of international contemporary art jewellery. den Besten, LiesbethArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2011
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