2010/06/15 – 2010/07/10 | Anna Fanigina exhibition of brooches OMNIA MUTANTUR, NIHIL INTERIT
Transformation of feelings in the flow of time – this is an idea conveyed by Anna Fanigina, Latvian designer and jeweler, in her collection of silver brooches with gold pins. A brooch is presented as a symbol of an impression piercing through our soles, as a feeling pinned to our hearts, as a moment of time transformed into a jewel.
Old photos and copies of old bijouterie articles used in the brooches acquire a new meaning today. Pieces of blurred old glass taken from grandma’s brooches or found on sandbanks of the island found or created by the artist. Silhouettes of people and pigeons, old and new, expensive and cheap, subtle and brutal – all are combined and merge into a lustrous volatile flow.
Anna Fanigina designs her jewellery under the brand “VERBA”, and this time she also sticks to her verbal marking – a reserve side of each brooch is inscribed with a fragment of the collection title “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit”, although the meaning of this title is usually implied, rather than inscribed.