welcome Alexander Zoeggeler
introduction Paola Bassetti
book presentation Karin Dalla Torre
Vernissage: 17/05/2019 7 pm
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.
Via Weggenstein 12
39100 Bolzano, Italy