Gems and Ladders’ Art Jewelry Display at Design Museum, London
BY BLOUIN ARTINFO |
Tobias Rehberger -YES, NO, MAYBE
(Courtesy GEMS AND LADDERS, picture Nicolas Duc)
GEMS AND LADDERS will be hosting a short term exhibition of works from Tobias Rehberger and a host of different musicians in London’s Design Museum.
Rehberger’s works will be showcased for the first time in London alongside pieces conceived by artists like Meret Oppenheim, Lawrence Weiner, Claudia Comte, Liam Gillick, Thomas Hirschhorn, Martin Boyce and Carol Bove. The 3 rings made by Rehberger are branded “YES, NO, MAYBE” and has been a result of a collaboration between the artist and GEMS AND LADDERS. These 3 rings are made from gold, silver, or bronze and coated with a layer of paint reminiscent of vinyl so representing the (in-) observable value of jewellery. The seen and unseen are recurrent themes in the artist’s layouts. The metal that is hidden beneath the pearls just look after a significant quantity of wear and tear. On the inside, words NO YES and MAYBE are engraved.
Tobias Rehberger (b. 1966) is an artist and professor in Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. The performer is famous for his installations and his interventions that were minimum. Tangible surroundings are frequently looked at by his work. His works include furniture of design that he made for the canteen of Paul-Löbe-Haus a construction used for committee meetings of the Bundestag. Also noteworthy is that the artist made a sculpture that acts as a bridge over the Rhein-Herne-Kanal located in the city of Oberhausen.
LADDERS AND GEMS is a collection of art jewelry made by artists using materials. The philosophy behind the project is combining an artist’s imagination with skilled craftsmanship. It bridges the gap between the long-standing heritage of artists’ jewellery with the possibility of substances paired with idea that is contemporary. The project had been initiated by Thomas W. Bechtler. It unites applied arts tradition together with the Bechtler household’s recent involvement with contemporary art.
The two-day demonstration will occur on November 22 and 23, 2017 in the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG, UK.
Click on the slideshow to get a sneak peek in the artworks.
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