creatura | Geschöpf
For years, Gabi Veit has worked with one of the world's most elemental cultural objects: the spoon.
First as a collector, and then, since 2011, as a spoon-maker.
From the fundamental geometric shape – the handle, which can be represented as a line, and the bowl, depicted as a circle – she develops an overwhelming variety of metal objects. It's a game with the symbolic interplay of fullness and emptiness, of taking and giving. Each spoon object is the expression of an inexhaustible fantasy and a joy in shaping matter. The silver spoons have a head and body, stem and leg, blossom, fruit, and leaf. They perform a little dance, speak with one another, and enter into communication with the observer / user.
Accompanying the exhibition is Gabi Veit's monograph entitled "creatura | Geschöpf," published by Arnoldsche Art Publisher (Stuttgart). The authors, Karin Dalla Torre, Nichka Marobin, and Maria Rosa Franzin as well as the photographers Karin Schmuck and Kurt Moser will be present at the exhibition. Paola Bassetti will be in charge of the introduction to the exhibition, while Karin Dalla Torre will present the book.
was born in 1968 in Bozen/Bolzano, studied graphical design, and since 1994 has operated her own studio. She is the founder of the "Carambolage" variety theatre in Bozen/Bolzano. As head of Carambolage, she had an impact on the city's cultural life from 1995 to 2008.
What began, at some distant point in the past, as a souvenir taken home from a trip grew and developed into a collection now encompassing approx. 500 spoons from all over the world and made of a wide variety of materials. The collection continues to expand: From 2008 to 2011, Gabi Veit relocated to Florence in order to study contemporary jewelry. Since 2011, the artist has maintained her own workshop in Italy and in Switzerland. Since 2017, the workshop has been located in a renovated old Wöschhüsli in Aesch ZH.
The exhibition will be opened on May 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gallery Prisma in Bozen/Bolzano with a presentation of the aforementioned monograph and will remain open to the public until June 8, 2019.
welcome Alexander Zoeggeler
introduction Paola Bassetti
book presentation Karin Dalla Torre
Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Foto: Leonhard Angerer