HORROR AURUM

21. 9. - 30. 9. 2018 | exhibition | The Horror Aurum exhibition is a response to the theme of the International Biennale ŠperkStret 2018: Gold – the Aura of Rarity, an event stimulating discussion about gold as a metaphor for the value of studio jewellery

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HORROR AURUM_opening (Mária Hriešik Nepšinská, Jana Kapelová, Pavol Prekop)
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Simona Svitková – The Aura of the Sublime, installation / combinated materials and ready made, steel, concrete with stoneware, wood, ladder 2018
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Kristýna Španihelová – White Gold, necklace / sugar, 2012-18
Radka Kovačíková – A piece of jewellery is my bread, and my bread is my piece of jewellery, necklace / mixed media, bread, gold, 2009
Radka Kovačíková – Golden Shit, sitting bag, 2009
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Pavol Prekop – The Golden Font of Slovak Art - Vernissage Jacket, 100% wearable object 59% virgin wool, 36% polyester, 3% elastan, 2% gold, 201
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Lucia Gašparovičová – 43 grams of incalculable value, installation / gold, 2018
Lucia Gašparovičová – 43 grams of incalculable value, installation / gold, 2018
Matej Bezúch – Gold and Oil, necklaces / PVC core, polyester resin, galvanized copper, galvanized gold, oil paint, linen rope, 2010
Jana Machatová – Where are you from? brooches / silver, plexiglass, gold foil, paper in laminated plastic, 2013-2016
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HORROR AURUM
 

Authors: Matej Bezúch, Lucia Gašparovičová, Barbora Jamrichová, Radka Kovačíková, Jana Machatová, Peter Machata, Pavol Prekop, Katarína D. F. Siposová, Gisbert Stach, Simona Svitková, Kristýna Španihelová, Markéta Nováková, Timotej Blažek
Curator: Mária Hriešik Nepšinská
Opening: September 20th 2018 at 6pm
Exhibitions duration: 21. 9. – 30. 9. 2018
Exhibitions size: Medium
 

The Horror Aurum exhibition is a response to the theme of the International Biennale ŠperkStret 2018: Gold – the Aura of Rarity, an event stimulating discussion about gold as a metaphor for the value of studio jewellery. The term horror aurum offers a wide range of interpretations correlating with a great expressive potential in studio jewellery and indicates that it is not the matter of form without meaning. It reflects the search for values ​​and meaning in today’s world overwhelmed by a variety of forms, patterns, and frenetically alternating visual information that often lacks meaningful content. The thematic exhibition reflecting the current trends in visual art and contemporary jewellery presents the works of thirteen selected art jewellers striving to achieve a certain degree of formal sophistication and the conceptual dimension of artistic production. The artists see gold from different perspectives, reflecting their personal opinions and attitudes. The jewellery pieces on display refer to gold as a value, a symbol, a metaphor, a sign, an icon, or a mystery, and many of the artists imitate, negate, and even destroy the material itself.


The project has been made possible by public support from:
Slovak Art Council, Bratislava Self-Governing Region and Ars Bratislavensis

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