Idiots - Afke Golsteijn & Floris Bakker

Amazons

April 21 – May 20, 2018

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Amazons, Installation view, 2018

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Amazons, Installation view, 2018

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Rooster, 2017, necklace, taxidermy rooster, natural red clay, leather, 11.81 x 10.63 x 3.35"

 

SOLD

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Rooster, 2017, necklace, taxidermy rooster, natural red clay, leather, 11.81 x 10.63 x 3.35"

 

SOLD

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Pheasant Long Tail, 2018, necklace, taxidermy, clay, 34 x 12 x 1.25"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Pheasant Long Tail, 2018, necklace, taxidermy, clay, 34 x 12 x 1.25"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Pink Butterfly, 2018, necklace, goose feathers, airbrushed, pink clay, string, 20 x 15 x 1.5 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Pheasant, 2018, necklace, taxidermy pheasant,, bordeaux/brown clay, leather strap, 13.78 x 12.6 x 1.38"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Pheasant (detail), 2018, necklace, taxidermy pheasant,, bordeaux/brown clay, leather strap, 13.78 x 12.6 x 1.38"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Red Egg, 2018, object, taxidermy bird, silver chain, clay, 3.35 x 3.15 x 2.76"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Red Egg, 2018, object, taxidermy bird, silver chain, clay, 3.35 x 3.15 x 2.76"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Kip Mix, 2018, necklace, rooster feathers, 22 x 16 x 1 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Kip Mix, 2018, necklace, rooster feathers, 22 x 16 x 1 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Mayor Grey Goose, 2018, necklace, taxidermy grey goose, clay, string, 18 x 11.5 x 1.5"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Mayor Grey Goose, 2018, necklace, taxidermy grey goose, clay, string, 18 x 11.5 x 1.5"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Cultural Evolution Belle, 2018, object, taxidermy pheasant, bike helmet, 10.63 x 7.68 x 14.37"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Rooster Wings, 2018, necklace, taxidermy rooster wings, clay, string, 22 x 21 x 1.5 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Rooster Wings, 2018, necklace, taxidermy rooster wings, clay, string, 22 x 21 x 1.5 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Rooster Tail, 2018, necklace/ shoulderpiece, taxidermy rooster tail, clay, leather strap, 27.56 x 13.78 x 4.72"

Idiots (Afke Golsteijn & Floris Bakker)

Rooster Tail, 2018, necklace/ shoulderpiece, taxidermy rooster tail, clay, leather strap, 27.56 x 13.78 x 4.72"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Grey Goose, 2018, necklace, taxidermy grey goose, clay, string, 17.5 x 12 x 1.5"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry

Grey Goose, 2018, necklace, taxidermy grey goose, clay, string, 17.5 x 12 x 1.5"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Pink Wings, 2018, necklace, taxidermy white farm goose, paint, clay, string, 15.5 x 11 x 1.5 inches

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Grey Goose, 2017, necklace, taxidermy goose, 12.2 x 9.06 x 1.77"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Grey Goose, 2017, necklace, taxidermy goose, 12.2 x 9.06 x 1.77"

Idiots, Afke Golsteijn, Floris Bakker, Dutch Design, Taxidermy, Jewelry, Artwork

Grey Goose, 2017, necklace, taxidermy goose, clay beads, 12.2 x 9.06 x 1.77"

with Oyster, ​2017, object, taxidermy goose, etched glass, 4.65 x 9.5 x 13.5"

Amazons

Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker, the Dutch duo known as Idiots, present Amazons, a stunning group of their newest works at Ornamentum through May 20, 2018.

 

From its roots in Greek mythology to the pop culture superhero identity of Wonder Woman, the name  Amazons evokes images of a wild beautiful warrior woman, a fiercely seductive tribe of outcast survivors, confident within herself and prepared to battle the patriarchy when necessary.  

Repurposing 'outcast' taxidermy animals*, Idiots give them new strength and beauty in contemporary tribal necklaces that can be at once unnerving and intriguing.

 

Idiots work has been exhibited worldwide and can be found in numerous international private and public collections, including the Museum Kiasma , Helsinki, Finland, the National Museum for Achitecture and Design, Oslo, Norway and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

 

* No animals were harmed to create these jewelry pieces / artworks.