Autour du cou

November 29, 2012 - January 19, 2013

Galerie kreo
31, Rue Dauphine
75006 Paris
+ 33 (0) 1 53 10 23 00
Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou

The neck, an essential part of the body: without a neck, there is no head…
The neck, a hidden or revealed link: underneath clothes, partially or totally.
The neck frames the face and separates it symbolically from the body…

Designers, artists and friends of the Galerie kreo were confronted to this theme,revealing unique and particular objects. Each gave us their vision of the necklace with various materials: gold, onyx, marble, coral, hemp, wood, pearls, and rough diamonds.
A few subjects are explored: flexibility, movement versus rigidity of the material, original composition of the necklace: threads, articulations…proportion and feature of the jewel, as well as the symbolic usage of the necklace.

“La Corde au Cou” by Fernando & Humberto Campana
The Campana brothers put a noose around our head, in the literal sense with a rope made of hemp and gold strings tied in a braid, which is worn hanging around the neck.

“Cou de Foudre” by Dominique Modiano
An electric charge seems to shock a straight golden line. The ondulations are fixed to ornate the neck of the woman who has chosen this piece, or pierce the heart of the man who will offer it.

“Mina” by Elizabeth Garouste
“I chose to name my necklace Mina. It is the nickname of my grand daughter. In the Bram Stocker novel, Mina is seduced and enchanted by Dracula. I thought that if Mina had worn this necklace, she would have been protected from her predator. Later Mina will play with the different articulated parts of her necklace, she will be able to unscrew it and recompose her necklace according to her mood. She will be able to even add on pieces.” E.G.

“Untouched Diamond” by Martin Szekely
The natural elegance of uncut diamonds has inspired Martin Szekely a new capsule in gold or black ruthenium to preserve them. « The object caresses the palm of the hand, and sways close to the heart. Enclosed a few precious stones, unique, virgin, for the friend, the lover, the other, and myself. » M.S. Each capsule contains different number of virgin diamonds, of tantalizing purity. This necklace is the result of a collaboration with Star Diamond. “The surprising capsule by Martin Szekely is the best way to apprehend all the splendor and symbolic mystery of the stones.” Philippe Roth (CEO Star Diamond).

“Chaos” by Naoto Fukasawa
“Do we find beauty in “orderly” world? Or do we find it by being immersed in a random world? “Orderly” is a human desire and “Chaos” is reality.” N. F.

Everyone will be able to admire these necklaces in brand new original mirrors, which will be displayed at the gallery on this special occasion. Brand new collections include: Mask by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, as well as new pieces by François Azambourg, Pierre Charpin, David Dubois and Daniel Rybakken.

Exhibition Images

  • Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou
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  • Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou
  • Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou
  • Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou
  • Andrea Branzi - Autour du cou