1 € Jewellery: Fridge Magnets

Refrigerator, DIY refrigerator magnets, poster, magnetic sheets, scissors, cutter, ruler, work mat, ziplock bag, 2023
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus

In the exhibition, refrigerator magnets can be self-made from the €1 jewellery selfies.

The installation "1 Euro Jewellery: Fridge Magnets" in the exhibition "konform_NON_konform" is based on the ongoing series of works "1 Euro Jewellery." Since 2015, I have been regularly uploading selfies on the website 1-euro-jewellery.eu, mostly featuring myself wearing an everyday item and consumer good that cost 1,00 € as jewellery on my body.

"Refrigerator magnets are not particularly valued souvenir gifts; they functionally capture our notes and memories. They are inconspicuous companions of our private living spaces, without artistic aspirations or representative character; similar to the €1 objects in Nadja Buttendorf's portraits. By providing a workspace for the independent use and crafting of her artistic works, the artist opens a humorous door to the democratization of art. This art dethrones itself and is no longer solely an investment or status symbol of an elite. Instead, it is accessible to all."

Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Foto: Helmut Claus