Monday, November 7th, 2011

Visiting Galerie Ra in Amsterdam

If you visit Amsterdam, of course you can’t miss Galerie Ra which I visited in October during the exhibition by Lisa Walker, New Work, and Karl Fritsch, Rings and Dishes that runs until November 26th.

Si visiteu Amsterdam no podeu deixar d’anar a la galeria Ra. Hi vaig esser el passat octubre durant l’exposició de la Lisa Walker, New Work, i del Karl Fritsch, Rings and Dishes, que hi romandrà fins el 26 de novembre.

Jewels by Lisa Walker
Rings and dishes by Karl Fritsch

Works made by Lisa Walker always surprise me because she knows how to combine waste materials into a jewel that makes sense. Every ring by Karl Frisch is like exploring a new world and in this exhibition you can also see his silver dishes.

Els treballs de la Lisa Walker sempre em sorprenen perquè sap com combinar materials de rebuig per fer una joia amb sentit. Cada anell del Karl Fritsch és com explorar un nou món i en aquesta exposició també s’hi poden veure els seus plats de plata.

The owner Paul Derrez told me that Galerie Ra is specializes in contemporary jewelry design but also in vessels (not ceramics).  In their showcases you can see jewels by 55 artists, a lot of which deserve careful admiration.
El propietari Paul Derrez em va explicar que la galeria Ra està especialitzada en joieria contemporània i també en vasos-bols (que no siguin de ceràmica). A les vitrines es poden veure joies de 55 artistes, un munt de peces que mereixen ser admirades amb atenció.
Bowls by Paul Derrez

Galerie Ra will be celebrating its 35th anniversary in December and during those years, in addition to running the gallery, Paul Derrez has developed his own jewelry. I could see the Wisselring, a ring from 1975, and some of his bowls which presented just as well as other artists of the gallery.

La galeria Ra celebrarà el seu 35è aniversari al desembre i durant tots aquests anys, a més de portar la galeria, en Paul Derrez ha treballat en les seves propies joies. Vaig poder veure el Wisselring, un anell del 1975, i alguns dels seus bols presentats al costat dels treballs dels altres artistes de la galeria.

Next exhibition / Propera exposició:
03.12.11 – 28.01.12
Ra Present, 35 jaar Ra Gallery
Galerie Ra has been making its presence felt in the world of contemporary jewellery and design for 35 years now, representing a group of trendsetting, often groundbreaking, artists.
And… there must be many people around enjoying their presents, bought by others or for themselves in Galerie Ra!
We celebrate this with the exhibition and booklet: Ra Present, 35 years Ra Gallery. The exhibition will feature a collection of 50 jewellery pieces, vessels and objects, which will be shown first in Galerie Ra, from 3 December 2011 to 28 January 2012, and then at the Object Fair Rotterdan, from 8 to 12 February 2012.
The festive opening willtake place at Ra on Saturday 3 December 2011. You are very welcome! 

2 Responses to “Visiting Galerie Ra in Amsterdam”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Montserrat, es muy interesante conocer estos espacios a traves de tu mirada,, un abrazo!

  2. montserrat lacomba says:

    Gracias Paula!

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