Machatova + Machata: SIMPLE STORIES

We would like to draw your attention to our exhibition Simple Stories in the Parisian gallery La Joaillerie par Mazlo.


31 rue Guénégaud, 75006, Paris, FRANCE


You can find more information about the exhibition below and on the gallery page:


"This September, LA Joaillerie par Mazlo gallery reopens after a long time off with the first retrospective in France of Slovakian artists Jana Machatova and Peter Machata, in collaboration with the Robert Mazlo Endowment Fund for Art and Contemporary Jewellery, Alice Art Foundation and Arketip association.


Against all odds the current circumstances find a surprising echo in the works of our two guests whose exhibition is entitled "simple stories". In the midst of uncertainty into which we are now projected, between the pandemic, the climatic crisis and war in Europe, there emerges the almost unanimous conviction that humanity is on the threshold of a turning point, that we are facing one of those pivotal and unprecedented moments that might change the course of our common history. Jana Machatova and Peter Machata are among the very few  contemporary art jewelers who manage to intertwine with as much accuracy as clear-sightedness the small and the great history.

As children, they were both raised in Czechoslovakia during the "normalization" era and share the same interest for storytelling and the power of words and images on the collective imaginary. Without nostalgia nor pathos, their stories reflect the past, more or less recent, in an attempt to confront the present and consider the future. The past becomes a means to unveil the everlasting turmoils at work in the Human."