The three Amigos: Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch and Gerd Rothmann. Amigo Road Tour 2018. Padua
The exhibition of “the three amigos”, representative artists of the modern jewelry art, takes place in Padua from the 15th of March to the 15th of April. The project travels to various cities and after stops in Munich, Foiano and Florence, their jewelry pieces are exhibited in the historic Padua building of San Rocco’s oratory which preserves frescoes dating back to the 16th century with scenes from the life of Saint Roch.
Whereas the jewelers are completely different in way and language of expression, they are united by incredible imagination, creative approach and technique.
The exhibition’s title refers to the condition of exile. It is a sense of distance from one’s own homeland, from the dear things and places which can be also the inner feeling, the state of mind. The return from exile implies a decision and determination of dialogue and confrontation.
The three artists, each with own cultural heritage, decided to face together a “discourse” around the adornment, its function and place in the contemporary art.