Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, 08 July 2012 – 31 Aug 2012

Press release: EXCESSORIES or ACCESSORIES? The title of Christoph Zellweger's exhibition confronts the literate reader with a creative misunderstanding, 'EXCESS' or 'ACCESS' or both?

EXCESSORIES introduces the notion of excess, which best defines today’s social habits of consumption. 'Excess' lays at the etymological core of the word luxury. What exceeds, what overflows, is the most exuberant side of nature and this is often manifested in the form of FAT, BODILY FAT.

Following the routines of a plastic aesthetic surgeon at work on liposuction, lipoaspiration and lipofilling, led Zellweger to the development of a body of work utilising scientific glass making techniques, blown glass. These works are made up of empty, translucent volumes, seem to overflow. Each artefact is marked with a weight reference coming from operation protocols (plastic surgery). The figures report on the diverse fates of fat to become metaphors for absence, gain and loss.

On the opening day a plastic aesthetic surgeon will be present. The artist invites the visitors to discuss their views on FAT and its conceptual link with contemporary jewellery.

The exhibition has been extended to 14 Sept 2012

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