EXPO ‘BASALT- Volcanic bijoux’ – Geological Museum, Ramat Hasharon (IL) – 26 Sept. 2016-31 Janv. 2017
BASALT- Volcanic bijoux -
Soon in the Geological Museum -
Opening on Monday September 26th, 20h30
An international exhibition that reunites 25 artists from Europe and Israel who have created jewelry especially for this show, utilizing basalt as the central motif.
Taking into consideration the unique properties of this igneous rock – its natural structure, color and texture – the artists have created pieces that provoke questions about preciousness, esthetics, mythology and beliefs.
The exhibition was originally shown in Agde, France (a city built from basalt) in 2015 and was re-curated for the Geological Museum in Ramat HaSharon. / Jean-Yves Le Mignot, Curator, Rachel Sasporta, Curator in charge
« Taking into consideration the unique properties of this igneous rock – its natural structure, color and texture – the artists have created pieces that provoke questions about preciousness, esthetics, mythology and beliefs. «
Artist list : Vered Babai — Christian Balmer — Yakov Bloch — Brune Boyer — Esther Brinkmann — Seliena Coyle – Johanna Dahm — Clara Denidet — Georg Dobler – Marine Dominiczak — Pia Farrugia — Sophie Hanagarth — Naama Haneman — Noga Harel — Lia Kirel — Florence Lehmann — Taïr Delia Littman — Stefano Marchetti – Eliane Michel — Renzo Pasquale — Ramon Puig Cuyàs — Philip Sajet — Ilona Schwippel — Annamaria Zanella
Marine Dominiczak – «Noyade au Cap d’Agde» Copper, basalt, patinated bronze, hemp rope 20 x 9 x 8 cm and …. VERY HEAVY !
Annamaria Zanella Ring: Monolite, 2016 Basalt 3.8 x 1.8 x 3.6 cm Photo by: Marco Furio Magliani
Ramon Puig Cuyàs Brooch: Metamorphic, 2016 Nickel silver, basalt, ColorCore, acrylic painting, reconstructed pink choral 8 x 6.1 x 1 cm Photo by: Ramon Puig Cuyàs
Stefano Marchetti Ring: Untitled, 2016 Gold, basalt-resin 4 x 2.5 x 3 cm Photo by: Stefano Marchetti
Georg Dobler Brooch: Untitled, 2016 Silver, basalt, red paint 11 x 3.5 x 1 cm Photo by: Georg Dobler
Vered Babai Pendants: Black orchids, 2015 – Basalt, resin, polymer 7 x 6 x 2 cm Photo by: Vered Babai
Sophie Hanagarth »Dyke » 2015 – basalt, resin 13/7/3 cm
Christian Balmer - ‘Spitzberg’ 2016- forged iron, white gold, silver, basalt, diamond
Yakov Bloch - 2015 – basalt, silver, polymer 11x5x1,6cmSeliena Coyle brooch « Carraig Dubh #1″-2015 silver, image on Di-bond, basalt, steel 10x10x6cm
Taïr Delia Littman. Ring: The trail, 2016. Basalt, silver, gold plated, 24k gold leafs, resin, polymer. 3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Vered Babai
Renzo Pasquale. Brooch: BAS-ALT, 2016. Basalt, gold, steel. 8.7 x 6.1 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Marco Furio Magliani.
Philip Sajet ring for « BASALT »
A conference on contemporary jewelry will be held before the opening at Yad Lebanim, 3 HaMahteret st, Ramat HaSharon.
19:00 Welcome and greetings – Rachel Sasporta, curator in charge.
19:10 Behind the scenes: nursing, staging, curating contemporary jewelery - Nicole Brémond, marketing and communication, luxury goods (Paris)
19:40 Eyes sink into stone: my work and other stories - Johanna Dahm, contemporary jeweler (Zürich)
20:30 Exhibition opening in the Geological Museum.
Admission is free.
The Geological Museum
12 Hapalmach st
Ramat HaSharon - Ramat Hasharon
Phone: 972 03 5497185