Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Jewellery is not only jewellery
8. September - 27. September
Art gallery Putti presents the exhibition by Hungarian artist Reka Lornicz and German artist Gisbert Stach „ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Jewellery is not only jewellery”, on display September 8 until September 27, 2017.
There are many misunderstandings in the common meaning of jewellery and in the thinking of what jewellery should be.
On the border of kitsch and consume Réka Lörincz from Budapest (HU) and Gisbert Stach from Munich (DE) show a colourful kaleidoscope of jewellery, objects, installations and films where they try to define and enlighten the field of jewellery in a new humoristic, critical and philosophical way.
Both are doing as well collaborations in making jewellery pieces.
Réka Lörincz’s jewellery is playing with the colourful world of plastics and toys that she is deforming by absurd and surrealistic elements into amazing jewellery pieces. Their objects are pretending to have a function. But by combining abstract materials the visitor is surprised by the humour and colourfulness of the installation. Reka Lorincz has studied in Hungarian University of Craft and Design, has shown her works in various group and personal exhibitions around the world.
Gisbert Stach is working on processes that are manifested in time and nature. By filming the dissolution and destruction values and symbols he is questioning with his video works about the meaning of jewellery in our society. On the other hand, he is creating and rebuilding objects from the everyday life like fast food that surprise by unexpected materials. Gisbert Stach has studied in Munich Academy of Arts.
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Riga we also gladly invite you to a lecture by both artists “Jewellery: the primal source of nature” on September 6, 18:00, at Goethe institute in Riga premises, Troņa iela 1 (entrance from Klostera iela).
The event will be held in English, with a simultaneous translation in Latvian.
Entrance free of charge. Visit the Goethe-Institut website for more information about the lecture.