MIART 2015, Milan Art Fair
Artists Noemi KISS (Vienna), Gisela STIEGLER (Vienna), Thierry JEANNOT (México City) and Gala FERNANDEZ (México City) all use delicate materials in their works.
DELICACY can signify two meanings: on the one hand, fineness and exquisiteness (as in delicious), and on the other hand fragility, sensitivity and even awkwardness or trickiness. Trained as an architect and philosopher, NOEMI KISS (Vienna) is obsessed with materials and their conditions. For DELICACY she re-incarnates abandoned, worn-out rugs to alter them into new surprising forms. THIERRY JEANNOT (México City) presents new wall lights. He transmutes waste into noble objects, marrying re-purposed PET plastic with handcrafted cast bronze. Jeannot orients his work towards paradox and contrast and transforms what might be seen as a plague, into sophisticated designs. GISELA STIEGLER (Vienna) delicately carves polystyrene. Fishboxes from Viennese markets become elegant lamps achieving with their lightness, a fascinating monumentality and her acclaimed sculptures seem like otherwordly, ethereal wall sculptures.
GALA FERNANDEZ (México City) works with the fragile material of glass which – in an exquisite and skilled process – is blown into re-purposed Mexican birdcages that serve as the moulds for the liquid glass.
DELICACY´s works challenge our perception of the value of materials and encourage us to rethink our vision of codes, standards and esteem. Freshness and decay can touch us alike.
9-12 April 2015
together with the artists:
Synapse Rug by Noemi Kiss, 2015
Fishbox table Lamp by Gisela Stiegler, 2015 / Serpent Table, 2014, by Noémi Kiss
Chimalhuacan Flowers, 2015, by Thierry Jeannot
Fishbox Lamps black, 2015, by Gisela Stiegler