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Group show: DIANNA COHEN - plastic bag / + small is beautiful (over)

27 November 2004 until 3 January 2005
  DIANNA COHEN - plastic bag / + small is beautiful
Dianna Cohen
  Art Affairs Gallery

Art Affairs Gallery
veemkade 354
1019 HD Amsterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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from december 20 - january 3 by appointment only

after her participation in the 'west coast' group exhibition 2002, we are happy to announce a show of the playful and subtle works by the american artist DIANNA COHEN in her first one-woman show in the netherlands: 'plastic bag'. inspiringly put by roland bathes: "plastic ... is less a thing than the trace of movement."

using scissors, thread and needle, COHEN transforms the common plastic shopping bag into poetical 'paintings', imaginary landscapes, or suggestive sculptures. in the tradition of arte povera also the mortality of the material appeals to her. besides, by using this material - which often still shows traces of its previous function, i.e. packing and advertisement for products and shops - she mirrors our consuming society, a political statement.

or, as she puts it herself: "it feels like I'm repairing something that's damaged or taking little bits of things that would be garbage and giving them another life."

+ 'small is beautiful'
concurrent, we show jewelry and small objects by the following artists:

sjoerd buisman
lilian cooper
steve degroodt
norman dilworth
jonmarc edwards
joel fisher
kuno gonschior
marja van der heiden
ewerdt hilgemann
menashe kadishman
katrin korfmann
uwe laysiepen
david lindberg
jan van munster
david nash
bruno ninaber van eyben
atsuo okamoto
jeanne patterson
steve roden
sonia rijnhout
steve schmidt
jan smejkal
herman de vries

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