The exhibition ‘Precious Plastic’ shows contemporary jewelry art made from recycled plastic bags.
Wiebke Pandikow has worked with plastic bags since 2014 and has developed a technique to turn used plastic bags into jewelry art with the help of a clothes iron and a soldering iron. This process happens by hand from start to finish, thus being very much grounded in the diligence and patience of traditional craftwork.
This exhibition re-evaluates the material in the context of jewelry and art while questioning the meaning of preciousness. Even plastic bags can become precious turning into them something new.
The exhibits hide behind their beauty a material that can carry a heavy ecological weight. Ultimately, they speak of the possibilities of a discarded material, a chance to become something precious from something worthless.
Galleria GAo ShAn
1.-30.11. Wed-Fri 11.30-18.30, Sat-Sun 12.00-18.00
LocationKorkeavuorenkatu 5 LH 3