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 – prolonged until 5 December 2020

Saturday 19th September we enjoyed a very successful opening of the exhibition Amazons and other Mythsjewellery and objects by Idiots (Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker).
The exhibition builds bridges between past and present, culture and nature, fact and fiction; behold the stage, enter imagination.
Thanks to the inspiring opening speech / column by Karin van Lieverloo and the enthusiastic visitors, the kick-off of this exhibition belonged to “one of the best openings ever”, according to the artist duo.

Would you like to be inspired by Karin’s words? Click here to download her column.*
*in Dutch

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.

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