ARS 28

Contemporary Art Gallery/ Kunstgalerie

Conservation of Artworks on Paper and Photographs/ Papier- und Fotorestaurierung

  1. Skuja Braden. XOXO. 2018. Porcelain, wood, textile. XOXO 2018 Porcelain, glaze, wood, Textile  Art installation from 9 Objects (parts). Dimensions: variable (depending on space) Central part (100 x 100 cm)   XOXO, plays out the war of the sexes with the ancient game of Tic Tac Toe which dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The advantage is always given to the player who gets to move first and can claim the center position.  Love letters are also signed with x’s and o’s which translates into love and kisses.

    Skuja Braden. XOXO. 2018. Porcelain, wood, textile. XOXO

    2018

    Porcelain, glaze, wood, Textile 

    Art installation from 9 Objects (parts). Dimensions: variable (depending on space)

    Central part (100 x 100 cm)

     

    XOXO, plays out the war of the sexes with the ancient game of Tic Tac Toe which dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The advantage is always given to the player who gets to move first and can claim the center position.  Love letters are also signed with x’s and o’s which translates into love and kisses.

    Skuja Braden. Dakini . 2014. Stoneware, metal earring.

    Skuja Braden. Dakini . 2014. Stoneware, metal earring.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016. Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box. 31 x 34 x 30 cm. Succumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016. Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box. 31 x 34 x 30 cm. Succumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016. Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box. 31 x 34 x 30 cm. Succumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

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      Skuja Braden. XOXO. 2018. Porcelain, wood, textile. XOXO

      2018

      Porcelain, glaze, wood, Textile 

      Art installation from 9 Objects (parts). Dimensions: variable (depending on space)

      Central part (100 x 100 cm)

       

      XOXO, plays out the war of the sexes with the ancient game of Tic Tac Toe which dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The advantage is always given to the player who gets to move first and can claim the center position.  Love letters are also signed with x’s and o’s which translates into love and kisses.

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      Skuja Braden. Dakini . 2014. Stoneware, metal earring.

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      Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

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      Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

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      Skuja Braden. Succumb. 2016Porcelain, Glase, Stoneware, Wood, music box31 x 34 x 30 cmSuccumb: is a musical boudoir scene of interspecies love. The music box plays “Love me Tender.” Skuja Braden.

    Skuja Braden is a pseudonym and combined surnames of the international collaborative duo Ingūna Skuja (1965, Aizkraukle, Latvia) and Melissa D. Braden (1968, California, USA), who have worked for over 20 years collectively and primarily with porcelain.

     

    Skuja Braden represents an „absence of presence“ of an individual author, where these two artists have combined forces, creating a fictive and alternate proxy identity. Collaboration is  the non-hierarchical and inclusive framework Skuja Braden use as a method, strategy and philosophy, to explore alternative relations to power through a fusion of disparate identities, inclinations and perceptions. Their works are conceptually based and almost always expressed as synthesis of painting and sculpture. They work shoulder to shoulder, influencing, modifying and supplementing each other’s work, from sketching the ideas to the final touches in paint and glazing in material.

     

     Skuja Braden takes the position of a militant critic or loving supporter, never standing aside or remaining neutral they aim to boldly blend decorative, literary and political elements in to a seamless statement, while utilizing a material that has historically been associated whit absolute refinement.

     

    Artists have created works for over 40 solos and have been includes in over 140 group exhibitions; their works are held in public and private collections throughout the world including The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Riga, Latvia). 2022, Skuja Braden would represent Latvia in La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy).

     

    Skuja Braden works can be found in private collections and museums in Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, and throughout the United States and UK.

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