Ted Noten & co. - about value
Jewellery designer and artist Ted Noten explores themes such as value, originality and status in this exhibition at Museum JAN in Amstelveen, on the occasion of his 30th anniversary.
This year, Ted Noten celebrates his 30th anniversary as a jewellery designer/artist. In honour of this, his work can be seen in Museum JAN until 4 February. Noten questions the function of the piece of jewellery based on themes such as value, originality and status. These themes are also reflected in his installations and performances and in emerging and established fellow artists featured in the exhibition.
Noten (1956) kicks ass in his creative quest but with the necessary humour. The world is his studio; the inspiration can come from distant travels, or chance encounters just on the street in Den Bosch. Sobriety and humour are characteristic of Noten, but at the same time, he is critical. In this unique combination, he closely examines his field and social themes. The materials he uses (such as chewing gum and acrylic) are unconventional and surprising. Noten's bag with revolver cast in acrylic is famous, as are the brooches that the buyer could model himself from chewing gum.
In Ted Noten & co. Noten's most recent work is also on display: twelve Incubators, a series of jewellery dedicated to personalities who inspired him. In a piece of jewellery, he shapes what this person evokes in him, for example, disgust, admiration or emotion. The emotions evoked by Lady Gaga, Spock from Star Trek or the first female mason at Noten can be seen in Museum JAN.
Wanna swap your ring? Participate in an interactive work of art!
Ted Noten and Museum JAN invite visitors to become part of the artwork Wanna Swap Your Ring? Exchange your ring for a 3D-printed Miss Piggy ring from Noten. This installation has already been seen in several other cities, and the result is different everywhere. The submitted rings become part of the significant project The Ring Defines a City / The Ring Defines a Culture. What value does Amstelveen give to the ring?
Museum JAN put together the exhibition based on themes that Noten 'struggles' with originality, value, choice of materials and status. He is not unique; other artists and designers, whether at the beginning or in the middle of their careers, also experience this. That is why they accompany Noten in the exhibition.
Participants in the exhibition are: Maarten Bel, Merle Bergers, Elsemarijn Bruys, Koos Buster, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Yamuna Forzani, Corrina Goutos, Kalkidan Hoex, Bastienne Kramer, Tirzo Martha, Jelle Mastenbroek, Ted Noten, Joyce Overheul, Lex Pott, Saar Scheerlings, Joana Schneider, Anton Shebetko, Sebastiaan Straatsma, Sanne Terweij, Studio Lernert & Sander, Georgina Treviño, Mart Veldhuis and Sander Wassink.
Dates and times
|Wednesday 29 November||11:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday 30 November||11:00 - 17:00|
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