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EXPO ‘Multiple Exposures : Jewelry and Photography’ – MAD Museum, New York (USA) – 13 Mai-14 Sept. 2014

« Multiple Exposures »

exhibition at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum), New York, featuring:

Upcoming exhibition at Museum of Arts and Design, New York, featuring:<br />JANTJE FLEISCHHUT, MARI ISHIKAWA, JIRO KAMATA and SHARI PIERCE.<br />
Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography is the first museum exhibition to explore how contemporary jewelry artists transform and add new meaning to the pervasive images of this digital age.  Drawing inspiration from historic daguerreotypes to manipulated digital images, international jewelry artists explore changing views of beauty and the human body; examine social, political, and cultural issues; probe perceptions of memory and desire; and question the broader relation of jewelry to society and personal identity, issues central to the contemporary experience.
More than 80 renowned artists from over 20 countries are represented —including
Gijs Bakker, Wafaa Bilal, Jordan Doner, Mari Ishikawa, Jiro Kamata, Sooyeon Kim, Iris Nieuwenburg, Kara Ross, Gabriela Sanchez, Bernhard Schobinger, Bettina Speckner,
Joyce Scott, Kiff Slemmons, Andy Warhol and Noa Zilberman.
The connection between photography and jewelry extends back more than 150 years to the invention of the photographic process.  The exhibition will provide historical context for this evolving relationship by presenting outstanding nineteenth-century pieces, many of which have never before been exhibited. In recent years, both photography and art jewelry have changed dramatically, and the exhibition will present cutting-edge videos and installations that will provide viewers a broader perspective of contemporary jewelry now.
Organized by MAD’s Curator of Jewelry, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography will be on view from May 13 to September 14, 2014.
Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Ursula Ilse-Neuman, MAD’s Acting Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims, Dutch author and jewelry curator Liesbeth den Besten, photography expert Mark Durant, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art Jutta Page, American author and Metalsmith editor Suzanne Ramljak, photography historian and critic Lyle Rexer and German author and critic Ellen Maurer Zillioli.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a full range of educational programming, including lectures and panels for adults, workshops for young visitors and families, in-house demonstrations of jewelry making, curator-led tours of the exhibition, and a variety of film screenings.
Gijs Bakker Waterman; (brooch), 1991Gijs Bakker – « Waterman » (brooch), 1991 – black & white photo, diamonds, white gold
Martin Papcύn, Ring, 1999Martin Papcun, Ring, 1999 – artist photopgraph, silver, brass
EXPO 'Multiple Exposures : Jewelry and Photography' - MAD Museum, New York (USA) - 13 Mai-14 Sept. 2014 dans Bernhard SCHOBINGER (CH) slideshow_close

Célio Braga  -  Golden Boys Collection/ Silver Boys Collection (strings/ colliers), 2010–11  Fragments of digital C-prints, double-sided tape, glitter  Collection of the artist  Photo by Cris Bierrenbach Braga_Celio_C_LORES.jpgCélio Braga  -  Golden Boys Collection/ Silver Boys Collection (strings/ colliers), 2010–11  Fragments of digital C-prints, double-sided tape, glitter  Collection of the artist  Photo by Cris Bierrenbach
Bernhard  Schobinger  Self-Portrait with Nose (brooch), 2010 - Digital photograph on commuter card, hologram, silver, coral  Courtesy of Gallery S O  Photo courtesy of Gallery S OBernhard  Schobinger  Self-Portrait with Nose (brooch), 2010 – Digital photograph on commuter card, hologram, silver, coral  Courtesy of Gallery S O  Photo courtesy of Gallery S O
Viktoria Munzker-Ferus__27th-Week-Brooch.jpg  27th Week (brooch) from the Secret series, 2004  Image dimensions: 640px  x  427px  Viktoria Münzker  Sonogram printed on transparent plastic-foil, silver, plastic hemispheres  Collection of the artist  Photo by Viktoria Münzker
Viktoria Munzker-Ferus -  27th Week (brooch) from the Secret series, 2004  Image dimensions: 640px  x  427px  Viktoria Münzker  Sonogram printed on transparent plastic-foil, silver, plastic hemispheres  Collection of the artist  Photo by Viktoria Münzker
Ramon Puig Cuyàs - N° 1279, Ita est (brooch) from the UTOPOS series, 2009  Internet images, enamel, acrylic resin, silver, nickel silver, onyx, shell, pearl, coral, plastic  Courtesy of a private collection  Photo by Ramon Puig CuyàsRamon Puig Cuyàs - N° 1279, Ita est (brooch) from the UTOPOS series, 2009  Internet images, enamel, acrylic resin, silver, nickel silver, onyx, shell, pearl, coral, plastic  Courtesy of a private collection  Photo by Ramon Puig Cuyàs
Sally von Bargen - Elegy (neckpiece), 2008  Digital photographs on paper, brass, paint  Collection of the artist  Photo by Sally von Bargen
Sally von Bargen – Elegy (neckpiece), 2008  Digital photographs on paper, brass, paint  Collection of the artist  Photo by Sally von Bargen
 Sooyeon Kim  - House on Benefit Street (neckpiece), 2010   Artist’s digital photographs on paper, fabric, magnets  Collection of the artist  Photo by Sooyeon Kim   Sooyeon Kim  – House on Benefit Street (neckpiece), 2010   Artist’s digital photographs on paper, fabric, magnets  Collection of the artist  Photo by Sooyeon Kim
Support for Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography has been provided by Hasselblad, Kara Ross NY, Betsy Z. and Edward E. Cohen, Washington Square Hotel, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, Creative New Zealand, Janet Kardon, and Frame Finland. Additional support is made possible in part through the generosity of the Inner Circle, one of the Museum’s leadership support groups.
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….. et plonger dans le grand BLEU !

Classé dans : Akiko BAN (JP),Aldo MONDINO (IT),Alexis KOSTUK (CA),Aline BERDICHEVSKY (MX),Andi GUT (CH),Andrea JANOSIK (SK),Annamaria ZANELLA (IT),Anne GOLDFARB (FR),Anthony TAMMARO (US),Anya KIVARKIS (US),Arthur HASH (US),Babette EGERLAND (DE),Barbara PAGANIN (IT),Benedikt FISCHER (AT),Birgit SKOLIMOWSKI (EE),Blanche TILDEN (AU),Camilla TEGLIO (IT),Carola BAUER (DE),Carolina GIMENO (Chili),Catherine JACQUET (FR),Celio BRAGA (BR),Christian ASTUGUEVIEILLE (FR),Christophe MARGUIER (FR),Coco DUNMIRE (US),COUP DE COEUR,David BIELANDER (CH/DE),Denise Julia REYTAN (DE),Donald FRIEDLICH (US),Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR),Eleanor BOLTON (UK),Emiko OYE (US),Enrica PRAZZOLI (IT),Estela Saez VILANOVA (ES),Farah BANDOOKWALA (UK),Farrah AL-DUJAILI (UK),Floor MOMMERSTEEG (NL),Flora VAGI (HU),Gemma DRAPER (ES),Gesine HACKENBERG (NL),Giampaolo BABETTO (IT),GIIA (IT),Gijs BAKKER (NL),Giorgio VIGNA (IT),Graziano VISINTIN (IT),Gulnur OZDAGLAR (TR),Hana KARIM (Sl),Hanna LILJENBERG (SE),Hannah FEWTRELL-BOLTON (UK),Hanneke PAUMEN (NL),Helen BRITTON (AU),Helena LEHTINEN (FI),Helfried KODRE (AT),Jacqueline RYAN (UK),Jean-Francois PERENA (FR),Jean-Pierre DUSSAILLANT (FR),Jessica CALDERWOOD (US),Jillian MOORE (US),Joanna GOLLBERG (US),Julia deVILLE (AU),Karin KATO (JP),Kate BAUMAN (US),Kath INGLIS (AU),Katie SCHUTTE (US),Liana PATTIHIS (CY/UK),Lisa JUEN (CN),Lucia MASSEI (IT),Luis ACOSTA (RA),Maria Rosa FRANZIN (IT),Marijke de GOEY (NL),Marta MATTSSON (SE),Melissa TOLAR (US),Mia MALJOJOKI (FI),Mikiko MINEWAKI (JP),Mirjam HILLER (DE),Mirla FERNANDES (BR),Nel LINSSEN (NL),Nora FOK (UK),Paolo SCURA (IT),Patricia LEMAIRE (FR),Pawel KACZYNSKI (PL),Peter HOOGEBOOM (NL),Pilar GARRIGOSA (ES),Rallou KATSARI (GR),Ralph BAKKER (NL),Sam Tho DUONG (VN),Sara BORGEGARD (SE),Sari LIIMATTA (FI),Sayumi YOKOUCHI (JP),Shannon CARNEY (US),Silvia WALZ (DE),Stacey BENTLEY (UK),Stefano POLETTI (IT),Sue GREGOR (UK),Susanne ELSTNER (DE),Susie GANCH (US),Tabea REULECKE (DE),Tanel VEENRE (EE),Tobias ALM (SE),Ute EITZENHOFER (DE),Viktoria MUNZKER (SK/AT),Yoko SHIMIZU (JP),Yurij BYLKOV (RU) — bijoucontemporain @ 15:15

THANKS to  Marta Miguel Martínez-Soria page/selection on Pinterest, about blue jewellery !!!! it was the departure for this ….. blue OCEAN !! :-) or, to be more in the « intellectual » actuality, « 99 shades of … BLUE » !! ;-)
Giorgio Vigna – gorgoglio – vetro
Arthur Hash  Blue Wave (cast polyurethane)
Donald FRIEDLICH  (gal. Loupe)brooch ‘Translucence’ series – glass, 18k & 14k gold, diamond
Gésine Hackenberg- Table Glass: Dutch/Finnish Still Life, Brooch
Gésine Hackenberg Double Glass Still life BroochFinnish table glass (vintage by Itala); cut and ground
Giampaolo Babetto – Brosche
Graziano Visintinbroche – or, argent, niellage – 2009 

   Graziano VISINTIN broche 2
Graziano VisintinBrooch, 2006 – 18k gold, enamel, gold leaf  (The David Collection)

Lisa JUEN - don't dream it wear it - blue brooch or necklace
Lisa JUEN – ‘don’t dream it wear it’ – blue brooch or necklace- Lasercut Stainless Steel, CZ, LED, LED Screen, Plastic, Cable, Light Switch, Battery

Maria Rosa Franzin Maria Rosa Franzin brooch

Pilar Garrigosa   broochPilar Garrigosa brooch
Julia deVille (AU) – ‘Mechanical Wing’
brooch, Kingfisher Wing, silver
Luis Acosta – paper bracelet
Märta Mattsson
Rallou Katsari - ‘whispering loud’ ring

..... et plonger dans le grand BLEU ! dans Akiko BAN (JP) Reconstruction-8-300x225Reconstruction-1-300x225 dans Aldo MONDINO (IT)

Aline Berdichevsky – brooches “Reconstructio »
Benedikt Fischer – brooches
Christian Astuguevieille – Bracelet éponge bleue (La Piscine, Roubaix – don de l’artiste en 1995)
Stefano Poletti- Collier en éponge naturelle teintée et perle recouverte de feuille d’or monté sur fil d’or

The Scottish Gallery Nel Linssen - blue bangleNel Linssen – blue bangle – paper

ute_eitzenhoefer dans Alexis KOSTUK (CA)
Ute Eitzenhöfer – brooch – Mixed media (labradorite)
Eleanor Bolton – blue(s) necklaces
Tabea Reuleake – ring
Birgit Skolimowski (EE)
Estela Saez Good by(e) nest.” serie  2008- ‘SEPIA’ – silver/wool/fabrics/paint
Carolina Gimeno- portable objects

Phacella Congesta from Portable Objects 2010
Carolina Gimeno-‘Phacella Congesta’ from Portable Objects 2010 – brooch

Zurciendo cuerpos sobre el mapa 2009
Carolina Gimeno- ‘Zurciendo cuerpos sobre el mapa’ 2009 – Brooch – Copper, Vitreus Enamel, wood, silver , steel
Carolina Gimeno (Chili) – série “dibujando en el espacio”

Flora Vagi – curious wish – brooch Flora Vagi – curious wish – brooch
Susie Ganch – blue dust enamel brooch

Flora Vagi  azur reverse necklace  ebony, silk, cord enamel,18 ct gold - 2005 Flora Vagi -azur reverse necklace – ebony, silk, cord enamel,18 ct gold – 2005
Stacey Bentley brooch – enamel

Blanche Tilden - Compress necklace
Blanche Tilden – “Compress” necklace - glass
Christophe Marguier – ‘esperance de vie de l’homme’ necklace- plastic, silver, steel
Gulnur OZDAGLAR – PET jewelry
Gulnur OZDAGLAR – PET jewelry necklace
Catherine Jacquet – collier cascade – plastiques

Barbara Paganin - broche 'fiore di luce'
Barbara PAGANIN (IT) broche ‘fiore di luce’ – verre  (Galerie SLAVIK)

GIIA - blue wave
GIIA (IT) “blue wave” felt neckpiece

"Mimesi n2"  Collana: legno, carta giapponese, argento, colore Camilla Teglio – « Mimesi n2″  Collana : legno, carta giapponese, argento, colore
 Lucia Massei - pendant ‘Comunque e sempre’ 18kt yellow gold, silver, iron, ruby, black spinels 2009
 Lucia Massei -  bague « la bella adormentata »

Mirla Fernandes - "Herança" necklace - latex, paint, porcelain
Mirla Fernandes- Herança necklace- latex,paint, porcelain – 2006

Peter  Hoogeboom - chainmail porcelain necklacesPeter  Hoogeboom – chainmail porcelain necklaces
Liana Pattihis  - Blue Circle Brooch 2007 – Silver, copper, enamel stainless steel – Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s Painting ‘Blue Circle’
Liana Pattihis - Brooch: Blue Istos 02 2010 -silver Light Trace Chain, Copper, Enamel, St. Steel
Viktoria Münzker- Kollektion PARADISO
Mirjam Hiller - Catopsia – brooch – stainless steel powdercoating, titanium

Sari Liimatta "The Costume I", necklace, 2006glass beads, fresh water pearls, metal, plastic toySari Liimatta « The Costume I », necklace, 2006 glass beads, fresh water pearls, metal, plastic toy
Mia Maljojoki - 2010 (Photo: Mirei Takeuchi)
Sara Borgegård  2009 necklace, wood, paint, iron, cotton
Sara Borgegård necklace
Yuri Bylkov - ring- metal, paper, acrylic – 2009
Alexis Kostuk“high gear” brooch- copper, which I used a patina on to darken, pearls & gem beads, sterling silver ball chain, resin, and flocking.

I gioielli di Denise Julia Reytan
Denise Julia Reytan

Momentaufnahme_9 par DENISE JULIA REYTAN
Denise Julia Reytan- Snapshots”

Dora Haralambaki - earthenweare clay rings with colour glazes Dora Haralambaki - ceramic ring
Edith Bellod - collier en porcelaine de limoges : “kaléidoscope”
Annamaria Zanella – brooch
Andi Gut - ring

Orden%20saabujale-01 dans Aline BERDICHEVSKY (MX)
Tanel Veenre“Orden for the one who is arriving”

Helfried Kodré - brooch

102210 dans Andi GUT (CH)Helfried Kodré, Bague
Helfried Kodré - ring, silver, lapislazuli – ring, gold, silver, turquoise, bronze, 2007
Aldo Mondino, BIC – cristallo di rocca, lapislazzuli e tappo in oro smaltato blu, esemplare unico – 2008
Aldo Mondino, BIC necklace
Paweł Kaczyński
Paweł Kaczyński – Silver and Steel Water Bracelet

 dans Andrea JANOSIK (SK)
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton - restriction 3 – conceptual textile
Jean-Pierre Dussaillant- Bague “Cactus”
Anya Kivarkis – copper, silver, enamel brooch
Emiko Oye – duchess2_ Necklace from My First Royal Jewels Jewellery Collection. Repurposed LEGO necklace inspired by Cartier’s diamond, emerald and platinum necklace, and Harry Winston’s pendant, 1960. emiko-o 2008.

Enrica Prazzoli, necklace, 2011 (Alchimia school)Enrica Prazzoli – Ives Klein (Alchimia – 2011)

Enrica Prazzoli (from Alchimia) blue Klein collection rings 

Floor Mommersteeg, Pebble-necklace, nylon Floor MommersteegPebble-necklace, nylon
Floor Mommersteegbroche

Hana Karim Ceramic Jewelry Hana Karim  Ceramic Jewelry

Helen Britton broochHelen Britton – brooch 

Quinault3_640 dans Annamaria ZANELLA (IT)
Hanna Liljenberg -  Quinault 3, halssmycke järn, oljefärg, lintråd, silver

babetteblauerballon dans Anne GOLDFARB (FR)
Babette Egerland- ring “Ballonschmuck” 925 Ag rhodiniert

FARAH BANDOOKWALA -blue hair brooch Bandookwala (UK) – blue hair brooch
Mikiko Minewaki-
‘toy-camera’ necklace

Katie Schutte - cluster necklace - crocheted silver wireKatie Schutte – Cluster necklace – crocheted, electroformed, and powdercoated found wire, cubic zirconia

Shannon Carney ring
Kath Inglis  “Blue Pollinator” Brooch

AKIKO BAN / Collar 2010Akiko Ban- collar – 2010  (from Alchimia)

Jillian Moore -  brooch-pendant ‘Cucurbits’ 2008 Fiberglass, resin, copper, paint, felt

Joanna Gollberg - prong series blue broochJoanna Gollberg - prong series blue brooch
Sayumi Yokouchi - ‘Layered’ Brooch in plastic, silk thread, and stainless steel.
Karin Kato – ‘QU4DRO’ Brooch in sand, resin, and silver

b99bajoagua dans Anthony TAMMARO (US)
Silvia WalzUnder water brooch-  Series: Burbujas   – silver, copper, resine, enamel, glas – 2010

All images from ¡Genial!  New Jewelry from Spain at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Silvia Walz La visionaria (Geometria Series) Brooch

Tobias Alm – Summer series – Necklace. Cotton, wood, paint. Picture from Tobias Alm - Summer series 2009 Necklace. Cotton, wood, paint

Jessica Calderwood, Portrait of an Eye Brooch/Pendant, Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel
Jessica Calderwood -Portrait of an Eye’ Brooch/Pendant – Enamel on copper, sterling, stainless steel

blue-white-ruins-ring_Gal700px dans Anya KIVARKIS (US)
Gésine Hackenberg  – ‘blue white ruins’ ring

Carola Bauer necklace – Silver, enamel

Jacqueline Ryan 18kt gold and vitreous enamel brooch

Jean-François PEREÑA - bracelet -cuir, lapis-lazuli, plexiglas (bleu), argentJean-François PEREÑA - MON bracelet ! PETIT
Jean-François PEREÑA -  bracelet -cuir, lapis-lazuli, nacre, plexiglas (bleu), argent

Patricia Lemaire – Aspara la Bleue 1- 1999 défilé Lapidus

Anne Goldfarb OUT OF AFRICA - 2011 Collier Soie, Argent, Fil d’aluminiumAnne Goldfarb – OUT OF AFRICA – Collier Soie, Argent, Fil d’aluminium – Afedap 2011

Andrea Janosik- Blue Brooch - sIlver and suede - 2007

00360-0-10-1-blue-amdder-cuff dans Arthur HASH (US)
Sue GREGOR – cuff,foto1,118&c=390x390
Gijs Bakker- Bracelet « Porsche bracelet » stéréolithographie, polyuréthane -, 2000
David Bielander – Enzian Brooch – titanium
Sam Tho Duong

0501_Hanneke_Paumen_Tule_Blauw dans Babette EGERLAND (DE)Hanneke Paumen (NL) – Tulle blauw Collar (detail)- felt

kate bauman Kate Bauman  - barnacle no.9 (ring) – enamel, copper, sterling silver
Anthony Tammaro – « neck object » – Gypsum/Epoxy/Silicone*O9Hi3lxisakPgZBUId-p9pV0nc3mA6a3nZT836RickOMkqUzEjWHCd5mhH1UkXM5Bs1JHUN3*UJMTIdeAPCfl2tzTVas0M/brooch3royalblue2.jpg?width=605&height=600
Farah Bandookwala (UK) Parasite series: magnetic brooches – Rapid prototyped nylon, stainless steel, dye, rare earth magnets. Collection of brooches with interchangable magnetic backs
Melissa TOLAR  - Enamel, hand-cast gems, and pearl jewelry

Mirla Fernandes

Mirla Fernandes ring

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Ralph Bakker “the Fly” – earrings
Yoko Shimizu – necklace – resin, pigment, silver

Yoko Shimizu  (from Alchimia school), necklace from the « transformation » series – 2010
Celio Braga, Brazil (Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery exhibition)
Marta Mattsson- The Human Touch – Cricket brooch

Susanne Elstner, brosche Susanne Elstner, brosche

image16 dans Barbara PAGANIN (IT)
Farrah Al-DujailiNecklace – Copper, enamel paint, watercolour pencil, thread2010
Carolina Gimeno (Chile) resinas – bracelet
Shannon Carney – medium collar resin necklace
Helena Lehtinen- Gardens Collection, Blue brooch, 2011 Wood, thread, beads DE GOEY – 1999 – Pièce unique. BAGUE « Curly » en or or et titane à patine bleue Hiller  brooch Draper, Barcelona- brooch Fok  ring Scura - ring 


EXPO ‘DECADENCE & DISARRAY’ – Sienna Gallery, SPQ Projects, Lenox (USA) – 1er Juill.-21 Aout 2011

Classé dans : Celio BRAGA (BR),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Sienna Patti (US) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:07


Decadence and Disarray explores the unexpected ways in which the ornate, the opulent, and the glamorous crumble and decay, and the subtle beauty of these transformations. The work selected addresses this theme in a variety of ways.

Open six days a week, SPQ Projects will serve as an extension of Sienna Gallery, which will continue to represent the finest in contemporary art jewelry from around the world. Upcoming Sienna Gallery exhibitions include Found Subjects, which features jewelry and mixed media by award-winning jeweler and longtime Sienna Gallery artist Sondra Sherman, and COSTUME COSTUME, a curated collection of work by emerging jewelers which explores costume jewelry as a subject for new work.

Sienna Patti established SPQ PROJECTS in 2010 to represent and work with emerging and established artists creating engaging and thought provoking work.
The artists bridge the worlds of art, craft, and contemporary design with innovative use of materials and mediums. Many are engaging conceptually with traditional craft based techniques and ideas. Artists listed are represented but our projects bring in many artists for collaborations.

This is a new and ongoing project – we welcome artist submissions, .


Jordi Alcaraz – Célio Braga Lauren Fensterstock Timothy Horn Stacy Howe Jim Kazanjian Beth Lipman Myra Mimlitsch-Gray Jonathan Wahl Bill Wright
Jonathan Wahl - Jet Drawing: Darth Vader’s Mouthpiece2009 – charcoal on paper

Jonathan Wahl -Jet Drawing: Totem2009 – charcoal on paper




SPQ PROJECTS is now located at
53 Church Street in Lenox Massachusetts.



EXPO ‘Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery’ – Museum of Arts and Design of New York (USA) – 13 Oct 2010-8 Janv. 2011

Museum of Arts and Design of new York (MAD) – (New York City) -  13-Oct-2010 – 08-Jan-2011 
Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry Showcases Contemporary Jewelry From The Region For The First Time In a U.S. Museum

« Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry, presented by the Museum of Arts and Design from October 12, 2010 through January 8, 2011, will feature unique work by nearly 60 jewelry makers, representing over 20 Latin American countries. Among the artists included are the Brazilians Mirla Fernandes, Dionea Rocha Watt, and Claudia Cucchi; Valentina Rosenthal and Walka Studio from Chile; the Argentinians Elisa Gulminelli, Francisca Kweitel, and Silvina Romero; Jorge Manilla, Martacarmela Sotelo and Eduardo Graue from Mexico; and Miguel Luciano from Puerto Rico. 
The show has been guest-curated by the Netherlands-based, Mexican-born architect and historian Valeria Vallarta Siemelink. 
Objects of adornment have played a significant cultural role throughout Latin America’s history, from the spiritually potent jewelry of the pre-Columbians to the eye-catching ornaments worn by Mexican drug gangs to advertise their status and menace. Now a new generation of jewelry makers working outside the field’s conventions are examining how this complex relationship with physical adornment evolved–and why. 
Think Twice aims to bring the audience a clear picture of the landscape of contemporary jewellery in Latin America and its development in the last 10 years, showing the way in which visual artists and jewellery makers born or living in Latin America view and relate, through jewellery, to such a vast and diverse continent. 
The exhibition, conceived by Otro Diseño, is born out of a passion for jewellery as a medium of personal and cultural expression and of the conviction that the fresh, intense and highly creative work of Latin American jewellery makers outstandingly represents and nurtures the culture they live in and therefore greatly enriches and diversifies the international landscape of contemporary jewellery.
“The new Latin American jewelry must be appreciated for what it is. One shouldn’t impose stereotypes or resort to clichés,” says guest-curator Valeria Vallarta Siemelink. “Far from being an imported concept from the West, jewelry-as-art in Latin America is very much a product of the region’s history and its diverse and dynamic modern societies.” 
“This is a very special show,” adds Ursula Neuman, MAD’s jewelry curator. “This jewelry is virtually unknown in the United States. The artists’ realize their sophisticated concepts through intriguing choices of materials and techniques, creating unique works that present a fascinating amalgam of indigenous cultural elements and the latest trends in international contemporary jewelry design.

” To bring clarity to Latin America’s complex culture and history, the exhibition is organized around three themes, addressing the region’s past, its unique fusion of ethnic influences, and its ever-changing socio-political realities. 

History, Memory, Tradition
The tension between tradition and modernity is crucial to Latin American history. Heritage and memory, both personal and collective, are among the subjects expressed by these artists through pre-Columbian and colonial jewelry methods and traditional craft techniques. Take the Colombian Mariana Shuk. She has made a series of rings using traditional ring shanks ordered from mega-jewelry suppliers. She creates a ring by interlacing two identical shanks. Its shape determines which techniques—stone setting, enameling, filigree—she will employ to customize it in the Colombian colonial style. The process has produced a perplexing assortment of rings that confronts past and present, value and insignificance. By contrast, another Columbian artist, Linda Sanchez, creates her jewelry pieces by employing weaving techniques that have been used by an Amazonian tribe since ancient times. 
A Flair for Invention
The artists in this section are some of the boldest jewelry makers anywhere. Skilled at improvisation, they make brilliant use of a rich variety of native materials along with such everyday objects as balloons and drawer handles. A spontaneous attitude and a contrary vision are central to their daring approach. The Mexican Andres Quiñones can make an exquisite choker from sticks of bamboo, a few broken guitar strings, a handful of freshwater pearls and silver wire, all of the materials collected from garbage dumpsters in Mexico City. Colombian Helena Biermann presents Hit the Road, a series of brooches that collect the insects stuck to a car in its 286 km trip from Munchen, Germany to Domaslav, Czech Republic. 
Forging Identity: Latin America as a Source of Inspiration 
These jewelry makers are creating an individualistic language, expressive of who they are and where they come from. Art, religion, money, violence, tradition, family, gender are among the themes that define their lives, uniting their collective and individual identities. Foreign-born artists, who are somehow bound up with Latin America or have had a profound impact upon it, are included in this section. Alcides Fortes, for example, was born in Cape Verde, trained as a gold and silversmith in the Netherlands, and today lives and works in Mexico. He specializes in politically charged jewelry, creating such works as a necklace made out of the porcelain portraits recovered from the graves of a family killed in the Mexican revolution. The piece reveals both an admiration for Mexico’s culture and history as well as a loathing of its corruption, economic disparities, and veiled racism. By transforming the common objects of his native land into fetishized commodities, Miguel Luciano examines how American consumerism has affected Puerto Rican culture. Plantainum, for example, is a series of necklaces and pendants featuring a platinum-covered plantain. The shell is seductive and pristine, but underneath the fruit is rotting. 
Figurative and abstract, conceptual and symbolic, traditional and experimental, contemporary Latin American jewelry is tremendously varied, and it is this diversity that enables it to communicate its ethnicity and to transcend it. » (Klimt02)
Artist list:
Mirla Fernandes (Brasil),Kehisha Castello, Helena Biermann (Col.), Tota Reciclados (Arg.), Udi Lagallina (Bresil), Martacarmela Sotelo (Mex.), Kika Alvarenga (Brasil), Silvina Romero (Arg.), Elisa Gulminelli (Arg.), Zinna Rudman, Célio Braga, Martha Camargo, Maria Paula Amezcua, Magali Anidjar (Arg.), Walka Studio (Chile), Mauricio Lara, Gabriela Horvat (Arg.), Jorge Castañón, Nilton Cunha, Jimena Rios, Thelma Aviani, Alcides Fortes (Cape verde), Samantha Fung, Alex Bourttiea, Marie Pendaries, Renata Porto, Martha Hryc, Teresa Margolles, Paula Isola, Beate Eismann, Aurelie Dellasanta (CH), Giselle Morales, Fiorenza Coredro, Francisca Kweitel (Arg.), Alina López, Ana Paula Campos, Dionea Rocha Watt (Brasil), Eduardo Graue (Mex.), Mariana Shuk (Col.), Stella Bierrenbach, Hugo Celi, Luis Acosta, Isel Mendoza, Dani Soter, Linda Sánchez (Col.), Andrés Fonseca, Ana Videla, Alex Burke, Benjamin Lignel, Alejandra Agusti, Lucia Abdenur, Claudia Cucchi (Brasil), Chequita Nahar, Ariel Kuipfer, Ximena Briceno, Julieta Odio, Guigui Kohon (Esp.), Nuria Carulla, Santiago Ayala, Carlos Martiel, Jorge Manilla(Mex.).
Silvina Romero (Argentina)

EXPO Think Twice - Mirla FernandezMirla Fernandes (Brasil) – necklace
Celio Braga, Brazil

AURÉLIE DELLASANTA - Switzerland/Mexico - Suicide Brooch, 2007 Painted metal, gilded metal, paper  (THINK TWICE)Aurelie Dellasanta – ‘suicide brooch’ 2007 painted metal, gilded metal, paper
 Francisca Kweitel (Arg.)

guigui kohon -   Basuradejoyería 2010.Guigui Kohon -’Basura de joyería’ – Jewelry waste 2010

Chequita  Nahar - brooch - Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery at the MAD NYC - Chequita Nahar Lontai – brooch, 2010, oak, porcelain, string

EXPO 'Think Twice: New Latin American Jewellery' - Museum of Arts and Design of New York (USA) - 13 Oct 2010-8 Janv. 2011 dans Amerique Latine dans Andres FONSECA (Col.)





Kika Alvarenga (Bresil)

 Jorge Manilla - Palabras ( Think Twice)Jorge Manilla – ‘Palabras’
Jorge Manilla – necklace ‘de votos y ex-votos’
Dionea Rocha Watt (Brazil) – ‘Vanitas’ – image made with silver dust

 dans Aurelie DELLASANTA (CH)Claudia Cucchi (Brazil) – Brooch-  Untitled 2005 – Silk, perspex, nylon, emerald
Elisa Gulminelli (Argentina)*38K029P6Zsl2HIJqgb*7pLf8bMG5MNSExOPu-OtShWBD16Z81p2xg70d*aN0CKNCV/IMG_5997.JPG?transform=rotate(90)&width=450&height=600
Udi Lagallina (Brasil) – brooch

Gabriela Horvat, Necklace, 2009Gabriela Horvat, Sin titulo necklace 2009

Jorge Castañon, Dos cuencos brooch - nickel silver and woodJorge Castañon, Dos cuencos brooch – nickel silver and wood

Martacarmela Sotelo (Mex.) – collares linea ropa- proceso lineas ropa mezclilla roja

Marta HRYC - "aplastada"Marta HrycAplastada – Plata, algodon. 2009
TotaReciclados (Arg) (Marcela Muñiz + Valeria Hasse)


Museum of Arts and Design of New York (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle (59th Street and Broadway)
NY 10019 – New York City
United States
Telephone: 212.299.7777
Fax: 212.299.7701

Joyeros Argentinos



FELT FELT FELT… jewelry – upcoming book ’500 Felt Objects’

« Trumpet sound ! Some time ago, the call for entries went out for 500 Felt Objects, a book slated for fall 2011 release*. After seeing Fashioning Felt, the terrific show she curated, I enlisted Susan Brown of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to serve as the juror for this book. We’ve been reviewing the images to include in the book, and I’ve come across some really exciting jewelry made with this extraordinary material!
Now, please don’t think the decisions have been made for the book–we’ve still got a loooong way to go before selections are finalized. Just wanted to share the fascinating things some talented artists from around the globe are making. » (Larkcrafts)

* parution prévue pour l’automne 2011

FELT FELT FELT... jewelry - upcoming book '500 Felt Objects' dans Amy KLAINER (US) Maria-Eife-300x231
Maria EIFE, a resident of the City of Brotherly Love, necklace

Justyna-Truchanowska-226x300 dans Anat GELBARD (IL)
Justyna Truchanowska (Dublin) – necklace

Eun-Yeong-Jeong1-190x300 dans Anna HINKES (US)Jennifer-Moss-230x300 dans Anna WALES (UK)
Eun Yeong Jeong-  ring           –                Jennifer Moss (of Kalamazoo)

Chien-Ching-Liao-213x300 dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
Chien-Ching Liao (Taiwan) – this piece incorporates felt so airy that light filters through

EucalyptusOctopus' Garden
Lynda Watson (US) neckpieces : Eucalyptus’ & ‘Octopus Garden’

Kristen-Mitsu-Shiga-272x300 dans Brigit DAAMEN (NL)
Kristin Mitsu Shiga

Maricha Genovese  « Under Pressure » Necklace: needle felted wool, thread, sterling silver

7460584_orig dans Cath DEARSLEY (NZ)
Maricha GENOVESE (US) – ‘Felted Balls’ Neckpiece – needle felted and dyed wool 

Jens-A.-Clausen4-300x164 dans Catherine SVENSSON (SE)Jens-A.-Clausen23-300x199 dans Celio BRAGA (BR)
Jens A. Larsen (Norway) - necklace




Wool Necklace Set - by "C'est la Chine"Wool Necklace Set - by "C'est la Chine"

Wool Necklace Set – by « C’est la Chine«  (from JIA SUO Collection)(to shop on Etsy)

32_annie2_v2 dans Chien-Ching LIAO (Taiwan)Anna Hinkes -Wood and Felt Bracelets – 2010

felted flowers neckpiece adornement blue - by Kate Ramsey on Etsy - 39€Kate Ramsey – felted flowers neckpiece adornement blue – (you can buy it on Etsy at « FeltFieltroFilc« )

bracelets 'dans mon corbillon' - blue serie felted bangles by "Dans mon Corbillon" at  "A little Market" by ‘dans mon corbillon‘ (Nadine Raymond) – blue serie felted bangles by « Dans mon Corbillon » (to shop at  « A little Market« )

163103_178795955493803_112397672133632_427652_1185885_n dans Colleen BARAN (CA)Hanan Kedmi (design graduate of Shenkar college, tel aviv) has created a series of jewelry made from heat sink devices that are attached to computer parts which tend to get overheated

149776_1631320190249_1453953476_1640836_6767013_n dans COUP DE COEURDora Haralambaki : « my participation to the <> »

mr+mouse dans Cynthia TOOPS (US)
Cath Dearsley (NZ) – felt mouse pendant & jewelry

« Inspired by my furry friend Mr Nibbles, these pieces are made by needle felting wool into objects and jewellery, referencing my attraction to toy animals and childrens book illustration.
Metalwork embellishes the pieces to create the attachments for wearing on the body.  Additionally I created a series of holders for these pieces to sit on, hang or interact with, adding to their playfulness and fun. » (Cath Dearsley)

 dans Dana BLOOM (IL)
Sophie Taylor-Brockie (NZ)- necklace- Amethyst, Felt, Embroidery Cotton, Curtain Weight (on kit & caboodle)

Cèlio Braga gives form to his relections through hand-made felt, silk, cotton fabric and glass beads…

Anat%20Gelbard dans Danielle GORI-MONTANELLI (IT)
Anat Gelbard (IL) has developed her jewellery through an exhaustive exploration of felt making techniques and created beautiful understated organic pieces.

Thea Clark (US) – necklace - felted wool oxdized silver, and citrine

Class photo
Cynthia Toops, felt bracelet

vacide erda zimic
Vacide Erda Zimic (Perou)

amy klainer Amy Klainer (US) -Laser cut 100% wool industrial felt, earth magnets

Hisano Takei - 'linked' 2006Hisano Takai
Hisano Takei (JP) – ‘linked’ 2006 - feutre/felt chain
Hisano Takei - felt neckpiece

GIIA graphic coll
GIIA (Italy) felt neckpieces (to SHOP on Etsy)

Brigit Daamen (NL) felt ringpinky- Brigit Daamen
Brigit DAAMEN (NL) felt ring & necklace – she was recently featured in the exhibition “Fashioning Felt”, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Brigit felts plastic costume jewelry with merino wool and transforms them into precious edgy neck pieces.

 Karin WAGNER - collier fleurs PKarin Wagner -'bolitas' P
Karin Wagner (CH) bien sûr ! (collier ‘fleurs’ et collier ‘bolitas’)
Anna Wales (UK)‘Blooming Boa’ Necklace, oxidized silver and red felt

felt-5 dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)spi-7 dans Ellen WEISKE (US)
Meiri ISHIDA (JP) layered felt jewelry
« inner voices » Brooch, 2005 felt, silver ‘spiral city’ Necklace, 2006 – felt,plastic glass,silver Necklace in Blue Wool
Catherine Svensson (SE) « OlliesWoollies » – Woolly Bobble Punk Bracelet  & leaf necklace in blue
(to SHOP on Etsy)

hanneke-paumen-3 dans
 Hanneke Paumen (NL) – felt discs necklaces

hanneke-paumen-1 dans Eun YEONG JEONG (US)
Hanneke Paumen (NL) -  felt Collar

FREE SHIPPING Brown-Blue Multi Strand Felt NecklaceManic Organic (Felt Necklace or/and Bracelet)

Zorica Djukic (‘3FUN’ shop on Etsy) – Brown-Blue Multi Strand Felt Necklace – ‘Manic Organic’ (Felt Necklace or/and Bracelet)

FeltjewelryColleen Baran (CA) Felt Rings

Daily Recycled Rings - Colleen Baran Makes a Ring a Day - knot felt ringColleen Baran – Daily Recycled Rings (Ring a Day) – knot felt ring

Sabrina Bottura - Anello ‘Explosion’ – argento, feltro lavorato a manoSabrina Bottura (IT) -  Anello/ring  ‘Explosion’ – argento, feltro lavorato a mano

Marchi Wierson (to shop on Etsy at « Marchi made it »!)

 dans feutre / felt
Marchi WiersonBig Blob Bracelet – wool felted blobs, shaped & sewn together with inner cotton liner & cuff
WOW ! more to discover on her « kit&caboodle » page

gcm_purple_felt dans Gail CROSMAN MOORE (US)gcm_pointy dans GIIA (IT)
Gail Crosman Moore (US)

A Day in the Life..... dans Hanan KEDMI (IL)

Lily Yung -  felt ‘boa’ (‘Die cut‘ serie)

 dans Hanneke PAUMEN (NL)photo
 Janine Berben (NL) – felt Rings with coral beads — ‘Coral’ set
HAVE A LOOK at her « new work » on Flickr !!!!

Red Loopy Collar by Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Danielle Gori-Montanelli (IT) – large ‘red loopy collar’ felt necklace

Licorice Brooch by Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Danielle Gori-Montanelli (IT) – felt  ‘licorice’ brooch (j’adore !) (to SHOP here ! :-) )

slide0Ellen Weiske (US) – multi-layered use of color in this necklace

DSC08688 dans Hisano TAKEI (JP)
Michaela Binder (DE) 


some nice FELT shops on Etsy :




Image de prévisualisation YouTube

Fashioning felt exhibition



519ETACsa2L._SS500_ dans Janine BERBEN (NL)

Felt Fashion: Couture Projects from Garments to Accessories  - Jenne Giles – Quarry Books (oct 2010) – 128pp

pinkrose2web dans Jenne GILES (US)
rose scarve (!!) from ‘harlequinfeltworks‘ on Etsy ! (Jenne GILES)


EXPO ‘Es perlt…’ Galerie Handwerk, Munich (Germany) – 18 Juin-31 Juil. 2010

 nella galleria Handwerk una mostra sui diversi modi di usare le perle
dal 18 giugno al 31 luglio 2010

(oeuvre de Kasimir Oppermann (DE)

« Die Perle ist durch ihre schimmernde Oberfläche, die Ebenmäßigkeit ihrer Rundung – oder gerade gegenteilig durch die bizarren Formen – und ihre geheimnisvolle Entstehung bestimmt. Ihre Schönheit, ihr Glanz und ihre weiße Farbigkeit ließen sie zum Attribut der Göttin Venus werden.
Schon früh wurde die Perle in verschiedenen Kulturkreisen im Schmuck verarbeitet und mit symbolischem Wert belegt. Sie war zudem Zeichen für Macht, Status und Reichtum. In jüngerer Vergangenheit wurde die Perle in der Perlenkette zum grossbürgerlichen Statussymbol und geriet darüber etwas ins Abseits. In den letzten Jahren lässt sich nun ein neues Interesse an der Perle erkennen: Am Beispiel der Perle wird nicht nur über die traditionellen Funktionen von Schmuck reflektiert, sondern es werden auch neue innovative Formen der Gestaltung mit der Perle erprobt.
Die Ausstellung der Galerie Handwerk München beschäftigt sich mit diesen ungewöhnlichen Formen der Gestaltung nicht nur im Medium des Schmucks, sondern auch in der Installation, dem Bild und dem Objekt. Im Vordergrund steht jedoch der Schmuck.Werke von 43 internationalen Künstlern werden präsentiert, um einen
Überblick über die verschiedenen Tendenzen bei diesem aktuellen Thema zu geben. Nach einer jahrelangen Vernachlässigung der Perle, gerade im Bereich des Autorenschmucks, fällt nun ein intensives Interesse dafür auf. Dieses wurde auch wieder in der Sonderschau ›Schmuck‹ auf der Internationalen Handwerksmesse 2010 in München deutlich. Nach einer langen Zeit, in der Minimalismus, eine gewisse architektonische Konstruktionsweise und Funktionalität bei der Gestaltung von Dingen bzw. eine stark persönlich und kritisch geprägte Auffassung beim Schmuck im Mittelpunkt standen, ist nun wieder eine neue Freude an der Pracht und dem Reichtum, ein Rückgriff auf Ornamente und eine Formensprache festzustellen, die dem Barock entlehnt ist. Vor diesem Hintergrund scheint dann auch die Beschäftigung mit der Perle, deren Gestaltung im Barock einen Höhepunkt erfuhr, keinesfalls erstaunlich.
Perlen aus verschiedenen Materialien und der Reichtum in ihrer Formgebung werden an Beispielen internationaler Schmuckkünstler vorgestellt. Es sind Arbeiten aus Australien, Belgien, Deutschland, Finnland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Italien, Japan, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, aus Österreich, der Schweiz, der Tschechischen Republik und den USA vertreten.
Carmen Hauser


EXPO 'Es perlt...' Galerie Handwerk, Munich (Germany) - 18 Juin-31 Juil. 2010 dans Alexandra BAHLMANN (DE) lillie_05_big
Jacqueline I. Lillie (FR/AT)

Alors je vous le dit de suite  : hélas, je ne comprends pas un traitre mot de l’allemand …. et le charabia généré par les « outils traducteurs » ne m’aide pas franchement …. je vous le laisse (ci-dessous) rien que pour rire un peu …. :-)

La perle est, par sa surface miroitante, la régularité de leur cycle – ou tout simplement le contraire prévue par les formes bizarres – et leur origine mystérieuse. Leur beauté, leur éclat et leur couleur blanche, ils sont laissés à l’attribut de la déesse Vénus.
Déjà Früh la perle dans les différentes cultures a été générée dans les bijoux et recouvert d’une valeur symbolique.  Elle était aussi un symbole pour le pouvoir, le statut et la richesse. Dans un passé récent, la perle dans le collier à grossbürgerlichen symbole de statut et quelque chose est tombé en désuétude. Ces dernières années, peut maintenant détecter un nouvel intérêt pour la perle: l’exemple de la perle est non seulement à refléter les fonctions traditionnelles de bijoux, mais aussi de tester de nouvelles façons novatrices de la conception à la perle.
L’exposition traite de la Galerie Handwerk Munchen à ces formes particulières d’organisation non seulement dans le milieu des bijoux, mais aussi dans l’installation, l’image et l’objet. L’objectif, cependant, est le règne de 43 Schmuck.
Données comme
numéro un dans les différentes tendances  du présent . Après des années de négligence, en particulier dans le domaine des bijoux d’auteur, la perle suscite maintenant un vif intérêt.  Ce fut encore plus évident dans l’émission spéciale  « Bijoux » à la Foire commerciale internationale 2010 de Munich. Après un long moment, le minimalisme d’une certaine manière, la construction architecturale et de fonctionnalité dans la conception des choses et une vue très personnelle et critique dominé les bijoux dans le centre se trouvait, est aujourd’hui à nouveau une joie nouvelle dans la grandeur et la richesse, un Rückgriff ornements sur un formulaire et la langue afin de déterminer le baroque est dérivé. Dans ce contexte, la tâche semble à la perle, la conception d’un pic dans le baroque appris à ne pas surprenant.
Perles de divers matériaux et de la richesse dans leur conception sera présenté avec des exemples de Schmuckkünstler internationale.

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Annelies Planteijdt (NL)  –  Laura Deakin (AU/DE)  –  Lucy Sarneel (NL)

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Stephanie Jendis (DE) –  Karin Seufert (DE) – David Bielander (CH/DE )

26bd73e0cfb11b6ee25f8067de046301size1 dans Diana DUDEK (DE)df2582bd54afb339ef458f441ea05d77size1 dans Etsuko SONOBE (JP)8cf80a71dce7ad6143f4974f2fa2ea6bsize1 dans Evert NIJLAND (NL)
Alexandra Bahlmann (DE) –  Evert Nijland (NL) –Ulla Ahola (FI)

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Mirei Takeuchi (JP/DE) — Jacqueline I. Lillie (FR/AT) — Sam Tho Duong (VN/DE)

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Francis Willemstijn (NL) — Katja Schlegel (DE)

31370_1414620499121_1640828533_1045929_1606168_n dans Isabelle AZAIS (BE)
Barbara Paganin -  anemone rosso e bianco

31370_1414620859130_1640828533_1045933_75681_n dans Jacqueline I. LILLIE (FR)
Barbara Paganin -  corallo nero

31370_1414620899131_1640828533_1045934_6817227_n dans Karen GILBERT (US)
Barbara Paganin -  rami di corallo nero

31370_1414612738927_1640828533_1045914_6161763_n dans Karin SEUFERT (DE)31370_1414612938932_1640828533_1045919_4266527_n dans Kasimir OPPERMANN (DE)
Barbara Paganin -  geode  — zucca (à droite)

31370_1414620779128_1640828533_1045932_4686722_n dans Katerina HANDLOVA (CS)
Barbara Paganin -  reef


Ulla Ahola, FI — Isabelle Azaïs, BE — Alexandra Bahlmann, DE — Peter Bauhuis, DE — David Bielander, CH/DE — Célio Braga, BR/NL — Laura Deakin, AU/DE — Diana Dudek, DE — Sam Tho Duong, VN/DE — Petr Dvorák, CZ/AT — Shige Fujishiro, JP/DE — Line Garlind, NO — Karen Gilbert, USA — Jens Gussek, DE — Stephan Hampala, AT — Katerina Handlová, CZ — Carmen Hauser, DE — Susan Hoge, USA — Stephanie Jendis, DE — Maki Kawawa, JP — Florence Lehmann, FR — Wolli Lieglein, DE — Jacqueline I. Lillie, FR/AT — Outi Martikainen, FI — Julie Mollenhauer, DE/NL — Dorothee Neumann, DE — Evert Nijland, NL — Kasimir Oppermann, DE — Barbara Paganin, IT — Michael Petry, USA/UK — Annelies Planteijdt, NL — Katja Prins, NL — Uli Rapp, DE/NL — Lucy Sarneel, NL — Isabell Schaupp, DE — Katja Schlegel, DE — Danni Schwaag, DE — Helga Seimel, DE — Karin Seufert, DE — Etsuko Sonobe, JP — Mirei Takeuchi, JP/DE – Tarja Tuupanen, FI — Francis Willemstijn, NL


Galerie Handwerk
Max-Joseph-Straße 4
Eingang Ottostraße
80333 – München (Germany)
Tel : +49 89 595584
Fax + 49 89 595544


en ce qui concerne les créateurs travaillant la PERLE, voir les articles précédents :

*   COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace

*  Vous avez TOUT FAUX ! – ladies, all you have is FAKE !

*  The Provocative Beadwork of Joyce Scott

les anglais parlent de « pearl » pour LA perle, et de beads pour LES perles (de verre, de bois, de tissu …) ça simplifie les choses …..


EXPO ‘LINGAM’ – Galerie du WCC-BF, Mons (Belgique) – 8 mai-22 aout 2010

EXPO 'LINGAM' - Galerie du WCC-BF, Mons (Belgique) - 8 mai-22 aout 2010 dans Adam GRINOVICH (SE) n119554584726389_6290

« L’exposition LINGAM met en scène 121 interprétations d’un symbole ancestral de fertilité : le lingam.
Représentation symbolique du phallus et du dieu Shiva, le Lingam représente la force créatrice à la base de l’existence de tout l’univers. Dans les religions hindoue et bouddhique, c’est par le biais du lingam que l’on honore quotidiennement le dieu Shiva, la représentation phallique n’y est nullement mise en relation avec le sexe.
Dans la culture occidentale, le phallus évoque la sexualité et le plaisir. Alors qu’il fut un temps où le Christianisme et la culture judéo chrétienne mettaient également en avant la sexualité comme acte créateur positif. Depuis la séparation du corps et de l’esprit, cet aspect en a été banni et d’une référence sacrée, la sexualité est devenue un mal nécessaire.
Avec l’exposition LINGAM, son commissaire, le plasticien
Ruudt Peters (NL), désire rétablir cette signification initiale ainsi que sa dimension spirituelle.
Udi Lagallina - Lingam et son yoni. Wood, gold, pearls, textile.

Partant de sa fascination pour le lingam dont il a découvert l’existence il y a dix ans lors de voyages en Asie du Sud-est, il a eut envie de proposer à des artistes et designers contemporains de créer un objet symbolisant la fertilité, chaque créateur interprétant le sujet en se basant sur sa propre sensibilité et sa perception personnelle du thème.
121 créations ont ainsi vu le jour et sont présentées dans une scénographie où la signification originelle du lingam est soulignée par la présentation des objets contemporains en compagnie de leurs modèles originaux. »
Ruudt Peters – lingam

Ruudt-Peters dans Agnes LARSSON (SE)
Ruudt Peters – modern lingam


Après deux étapes particulièrement remarquées à Stockholm et Utrecht, l’exposition Lingam sera présente cet été aux anciens abattoirs de Mons où la Galerie du WCC-BF accueillera les œuvres des 121 créateurs, issus de 24 pays à travers le monde, qui se sont prêtés au jeu de la réinterprétation de ce symbole fort, à la fois si spécifique et universel.

Sam-Tho-Duong dans Alexander BLANK (DE)
 Sam Tho-Duong – Malebow. Gold strap. (photos by Rob Versluys)
Alexander Blank – Rabbit  …..

Complete list of all the participating artists:
Alexander BlankAndi GutAgnes Larsson — Aurel Schiller — Anders Lagombra — Adam GrinovichBussi BuhsBrune BoyerBenjamin LignelCélio Braga — Carla Castiajo — Christiane Förster — Constanze Schreiber — Carla Nuis — Carolein Smit — Christoph Zellweger –  David BielanderDetlef Thomas — Dagmar Heeser — Daniel Kruger — David Huycke — David Taylor — Daniela Hedman — Erik Kuiper/Joana Meroz — Evert Nijland Estela Sàez Vilanova — Elisa Deval — Esther Knobel — Eija Mustonen — Esther Jiskoot — Frederic BrahamFlorence Lehmann — Fabrice Schaefer — Fredrik Ingemansson — Gie Luyten — Gunilla Bandolin — Gesine HackenbergGraziano VisintinHilde de Decker — Henriette Schuster — Helfried KodréHelena Lehtinen — Hedda Bjerkeli Helen BrittonHanna Hedman – Iris Bodemer — Ineke Heerkens — Iris Eichenberg — Ivar Björkman — Julia Walter — Joop Haring — Johanna Schweizer — Javier Moreno Frias Jorge ManillaJohanna DahmJulia TurnerKadri MälkKarin JohanssonKarl FritschKatja Prins — Kim Buck — Karen PontoppidanLuzia VogtLucy SarneelLisa Walker — Manfred Bischoff — Miro Sazdic — Manfred Nisslmüller — Manuel Vilhena — Monika Brugger Marc MonzoMachteld van Joolingen — Marian Bijlenga — Manon van Kouswijk — Marianne Schliwinski — Marcel Wanders — Mascha Moje — Michael Petry — Matt Stone — Nedda El-Asmar — Nanna Melland — Norman Weber — Nelli Tanner — Oliver Füting — Piret Hirv — Paul McClure — Petra Zimmerman — Peter Skubic — Pedro Sequeira — Peter Vermandere – Peter HoogeboomPaul Derrez Pavel Opocensky — Pornpilai & Jiradej- Meemalai — Rudee Tancharoen — Ramon Puig CuyasRuudt Peters — Ruud-Jan Kokke — Sigurd Bronger — Sergey Jivetin — Sofia BjörkmanSara Borgegård — Sophie Hanagarth — Studio Makkink&Bey — Suska Mackert — Sam Tho Duong — Sissi Westerberg — Tanel Veenre Thomas Gentille — Tobias Birgersson — Tarja TuupanenTerhi Tolvanen — Teja van Hoften — Ted Noten — Ulo Florack — Udi LagallinaVolker Atrops — Wolfgang Lieglein — Warwick Freeman — Yuka Oyama — Zeger Reyer — Gijs Bakker
Constanze Schreiber - Pendant Bolislav - Fur, 18ct gold, lead - made for the exhibition Lingam

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Du 8 mai au 22 août 2010.

Exposition accessible du mardi au dimanche, de 12h00 à 18h00.
Fermé les lundis et jours fériés ainsi que les 29 et 30 mai 2010.

WCC-BF  (World Craft Council- Belgique Francophone)

Anciens abattoirs de Mons – Galerie du WCC-BF
Site des Anciens Abattoirs
17 – 02, Rue de la Trouille
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BLACK is BEAUTIFUL – petits cailloux… bouts de roches…

broches qui tiennent dans la main …. comme des bouts de sédiments….

BLACK is BEAUTIFUL - petits cailloux... bouts de roches...  dans Celio BRAGA (BR) Marielle+Ledoux.Brooch+2008+rubberYu-Chun+Chen+Brooch-+Flowerness+of+the+bird+II+2007 dans COUP DE COEURCelio+Braga.Untitled+Brooch+%28black%29+2007 dans Maria LOBEZ (ES)Maria+L%C3%B3bez.+Brooch-L%27invisible+1+2008+Silver,+methacrylate dans Marielle LEDOUX (Uruguay)

Marielle Ledoux (Uruguay) – Brooch, Rubber 2008
Yu-Chun Chen (Taiwan) – Brooch, ‘Flowerness of the bird IIIron, paint, horn, steel – 2007
Célio Braga (Bresil) - Brooch, textile, felt, glass, hair - 2007 
Maria Lóbez - Brooch, ‘L’invisible 1 silver, methacrylate  2008



EXPO ‘Walking the Gray Area’ Galeria Emilia Cohen, Mexico – 15 April-15 Mai 2010

Walking the Gray Area : A dialog on global mobility, identities and contemporary jewellery

Walking the Gray Area will premiere at Galeria Emilia Cohen in Mexico City, within the frame of the Gray Area Symposium Mexico 2010.

EXPO GRAY - Andrea Wagner Piece- Greener Grass on the Other Side 2010
Andrea Wagner Piece- Greener Grass on the Other Side 2010 – papier maché, silver, paint

Contemporary jewellery, with its exceptional ability to communicate and create associations directly connected to specific cultural and personal settings and backgrounds seems to be circumscribed to a rather westernized discourse. It has become necessary for contemporary jewellery-makers to rethink the ways they connect with others.

40 artists, from an uncertain total number of  involved countries, take a walk on the gray area and explore,  through the already ambiguous field of contemporary jewellery,  issues related to global mobility, identity and territories in dispersion and the way they perceive and have been affected by this phenomena during their rambling around the world.
Walking the Gray Area is a collective, comissioned exhibition curated by Valeria Siemelink and Andrea Wagner, that bring together 20 Latin American and 20 European jewellery makers and artists who ocationally work with jewellery as a medium, into a dialogue about jewellery, global mobility, contemporary identities and its personal and/or collective implications.

The curators of Walking the Gray Area, selected each 20 artists from their respective continents:  Latin America and Europe. The artists were individually selected based on their artistic excellence, technical abilities and creative response to various subjects. As a collective, the group was conformed based on the on the tensions between their discourses and practices, their varied and experimental approach in the use of materials and techniques and on the rich possibilities that lay on the exchange among them. There is, however, one thing that all the invited artists have in common : like the curators, they are or have all been migrants; born in one place, living, working or studying in another one.

The artists work in couples and were paired randomly: the names of the Latin American artists were written on a piece of paper, which was folded and placed in a bowl. The same was done with the names of the European artists. The curators had fun taking turns to pick a name from one bowl and pairing it with a name from the other bowl. 20 couples were formed and, for the last six months they carried out a dialogue through the pages of a weblog specially created for this purpose. The artists conducted their dialogues in ways they find interesting or relevant: exchanging conversations, stories, images and even materials. Besides their periodical postings in the blog, the artists exchanged letters and parcels through the post, organized Skype sessions, phoned and even meet in person. The weblog has allowed the artists to reach a diverse, distant and growing audience, having attracted over 10 thousand visitors from nearly 90 countries.

Through the exchange both artists and curators aimed to respond to a variety of questions: How do they respond to changing definitions of mobility, locality, globalism, migration?  How do the changing conceptions of identities relate to their being and practice? How do they reconcile their roots with their routes? What kind of exchange can take place between artists from areas of the world where contemporary jewellery is perceived and dealt with in such different ways? How can they relate to and diverse, moving, fast changing audience?

EXPO GRAY - Helena Biermann Angel- Piece- Sabor a Ti 2010 EXPO GRAY- Agnieszka KNAP- Necklace- The Grass is Not Greener on the Other Side of the Fence 2010EXPO GRAY- Alejandra Solar - piece 2010EXPO GRAY- Carolina HORNAUER - necklace 'el Coleccionista' 2010

Helena Biermann Angel-  set of pendants  ‘Sabor a Ti’ 2010 – glass vials, fruit seeds, quartz, cotton, wood box
Agnieszka KNAP- Necklace- The Grass is Not Greener on the Other Side of the Fence 2010- silver, copper, enamel
Alejandra Solar – piece 2010 – wood, print, cotton pendants
Carolina HORNAUER - necklace ‘el Coleccionista’ 2010 Hair, cotton, fresh water pearls, patina, steel, cooper, enamel, magnets, burnt wood, silver, stone

EXPO GRAY- Peter HOOGEBOOM - pi 2010' necklace- Ceramics, nyEXPO GRAY- Theri Tolvanen-  brooch 'Chenonceau'Mirla Fernandes 'Riv Anda Hit' 2010 - latex, pigments -EXPO GRAY -EXPO GRAY- Valentina Rosenthal -necklaces.jpg

Peter HOOGEBOOM – pi 2010′ necklace- Ceramics, nylon, alpaca, gold leaf
Terhi Tolvanen- Cherry wood, paint, beads, gold, silver – brooch ‘Chenonceau’
Mirla Fernandes ‘Riv Anda Hit’ 2010 – latex, pigments
Valentina Rosenthal - Silver, wood, nails, glass, porcelain, bronz, mirror, enamel necklaces 


Miguel Luciano (puerto rico) & Leonor Hipolito (portugal), Ketli Tiitsar (estonia) & Chequita Nahar (surinam), Karin Seufert (germany) & María Constanza Ochoa (colombia), Célio Braga (brazil) & Gemma Draper (spain). Carla Castaigo (portugal) & Valentina Rosenthal (chile), Francisca Kweitel (argentina) & Nelli Tanner (finland), Maria Jose Fabrega (costa rica) & Agnieszka Knap (poland), Andrea Wagner (netherlands) & Carolina Hornauer (chile), Susanne Klemm (netherlands) & Samantha Fung (venezuela), Jorge Manilla (mexico) & Christoph Zellweger (switzerland), Luzia Vogt (switzerland) &  Thelma Aviani (brazil), Terhi Tolvanen (finland) & Guigui Kohon (argentina), Helena Biermann Angel (colombia) & Hanna Hedman (sweden), Mia Maljojoki (germany) & Alejandra Solar (mexico), Mirla Fernandes (brazil) & Kajsa Lindberg (sweden), Dani Soter (brazil) & Sebastian Buescher (uk), Ineke Heerkens (netherlands) & Julieta Odio (costa rica), Walka Studio (chile) & Natalie Luder (switzerland), Eduardo Graue (mexico) & Peter Hoogeboom (netherlands), Jantje Fleischhut (netherlands) & Andres Fonseca (colombia).

Karin SEUFERT- Piece '9 Brooches'  2010- pvc, cotton, steel, silver
Karin SEUFERT- Piece ’9 Brooches’  2010- pvc, cotton, steel, silver

Gemma Draper 01
 Gemma Draper – Electroformed Copper, Enamel and Wood – 2008

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