Amazons and other Myths – autumn exhibition Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker)

Amazons and other Myths
Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker)
jewellery and objects
19 September until 21 November 2020

We cordially invite you to the opening of the sales exhibition of the Dutch artist duo Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker) on Saturday 19 September 2020 from 12:00 to 19:00 at Galerie Door.

at 15.00 hrs the opening speech will be held by art historian, curator and writer Karin van Lieverloo
both artists Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker will be present at the opening

Get to know the intriguing, fairytale world of the artist duo Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker). Idiots give visual art a beastly twist, by creating a second life for animals – no animals were harmed for this work – in art jewellery, objects and sculptures.
Idiots’ work is not easy to describe. “We are actually storytellers” – they indicate themselves. Be surprised by the magical-realistic stories of Idiots that excite, fascinate, amaze and overwhelm. We would like to take you on a private tour of the unique and absolute masterpieces of this duo.

Amazons and other Myths
Greek mythology tells of Amazons, proud female warriors on horseback, praised and feared for their fighting skills and skill with bows and arrows. Its contemporary equivalent goes by the name Wonder Woman. Ladies who, in full uniform – outfitted in military costume and armed to the teeth – fight for the preservation of men and motherland.
The “Amazons” by Idiots, with their protective wings and flamboyant imposing plumage, refer to much more than warriors and war costumes, battle dresses; they also stand for Mantel Madonnas, traditional costume, and refer to 17th century still lifes with dying game.

please note:
Considering COVID-19 / coronavirus
Please schedule your visit to the opening.
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Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker), Amazones, 2017, necklace, taxidermy rooster wings (Gallus Gallus Domesticus), clay, silk, 69 x 77 x 4 cm, photo: Doreen Timmers, courtesy Galerie Door