EVE & EVE

Date: 10.11.2016

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Eve and Eve Porzellanfiguren von Julia Hanzl

Two female figurines in a sensual embrace for Pink Ribbon

Ten statuettes have been created, modelled and painted by Julia Hanzl in close collaboration with the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory. Each of the 23 cm high pairs of figurines is one of a kind. EVE & EVE face each other in a sensual embrace, and differ in regard to the artistic composition and painting of the surroundings and the bodices. The paradisiacal tree of knowledge, for example, with the apple and the serpent, or the sea with a fish looking up from the water act as a frame for the statuette and lend it a unique atmosphere. However, the erotic pair of figurines also makes use of the Manufactory’s delicate patterns. The playful BIEDERMEIER GIRLANDE in pink or, in a modern interpretation, in grey as well as the famous WIENER ROSE turn EVE & EVE into a genuine AUGARTEN product.

The collaboration with Julia Hanzl is in keeping with a 300-year-old tradition at the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory: “It has been at the heart of the company’s endeavours since its foundation to work with contemporary artists”, Thomas König explained. “The unique pieces by Julia Hanzl and the collaboration with Pink Ribbon showcase the strengths of the Porcelain Manufactory as they bring together different perspectives and competences to create a new artistic product for a good cause.”

1 October, the International Breast Cancer Awareness Day, marks the launch of a series of events. On 12 November, Doris Kiefhaber, Chairwoman of the Austrian Pink Ribbon Initiative, and Uschi Pöttler-Fellner, Editor of “Look!” magazine, will auction the figurine no. 1 – which bears the “pink ribbon” – for charity. A third of the proceeds from the sale of the other nine unique specimens will also go to breast cancer research: it will be used for emergency aid for breast cancer patients.

Julia Hanzl
A sculptor from Mödling, Julia Hanzl discovered her affinity for art and artisanry at an early age. Her works are bizarre, fantastic, grotesque and charged with immense symbolic meaning. When she was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, she learned to love life more. This was when she developed her own individual style, which is dominated by two recurring themes: death and eroticism. Julia Hanzl acquired the skills to model her ceramic objects autodidactically and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.