#MunichJewelleryWeek2017 – EXPO (69) – ‘Light Matters’ – Erco Showroom, Munich (DE) – 9-11 Mars 2017
(69) LIGHT MATTERS
Opening Fri 10.03 18:00-20:00
Opening Fri 10.03 18:00-20:00
SCHMUCK 2014 – Munich – 12-18 Mars 2014
Vernissage 14 Mars, 19 Uhr
THE METAL PROGRAM AT THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ IN COOPERATION WITH DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG – THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH
Designed in response to the physical space that houses the exhibition, in Staring is an exercise in looking, finding, seeing and knowing.
This gallery, informally referred to as ‘under the stairs’, is an interstitial space – formed by the galleries that surround it. It is a negative of a positive, the leftover from a functional form. It lies in-between, forming the way one considers what lies on the other side of the concrete divide, what is revealed and what is hidden. As the risers and runners of multiple staircases surround the viewer, form becomes rhythmic, linear texture, closing in underfoot and overhead. In this space one is simultaneously astonished, disoriented, and mystified. While not originally conceived as an exhibition space, through imaginative thinking it became so.
As a marginal space it is not confined by traditional boundaries or conceptions. This notion of working the margin is akin to the creative strategies taught at New Paltz. Students are expected to engage the traditions of jewelry and hollowware, working within the field’s “architecture”, but not to mimic it; in dialogue through making they question function, value, and relevance to our somatic, conceptual and incorporeal experience. We look backward and forward at the same time, challenging and promoting the practice of making.
Provoked by the space itself, we ask the viewer to consider what it means to be ‘under the stairs’. In a domestic setting it is a space to keep things that are only used occasionally, or perhaps forgotten. It is a psychic space, the space of the Odradek, a space where fear of the unknown is manifested. Within this space discoveries are made, surprises can be found, and occasionally we lose even ourselves.
Human surfaces are hybrid objects involving biological and cultural elements like dress, makeup, jewellery, gait, skin, posture, voice. Contemporary societies manifest not only surfaces of products, but also human surfaces functioning as ‘packaging’ and emitting discourses on interiority that place humans within limits and define their individuality.
However, the surfaces are not only readable. They are also produced on a daily basis, not only by the individuals themselves or the global beauty industry at large, but also a whole political machinery of identity, gleaning certain constant, measurable and recognisable traits of individuality from the surface discourses, documenting them in passports and identity cards and locking in modern individuals within the shell of their identity. Modern jewellery – in its contemporary, critical manifestations and its inherent tendency of breaching tradition – can break open the shell of identity and involve individuals in an open play of enhancement and change of masks. It can indeed be understood as a means of counteracting the pressure towards identity in daily life in modern societies.
Such ideas will be presented with examples and images from the area of contemporary jewellery art.
Munich | Lecture | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 11:00 p.m. | Tel. +49 89 2727250, +49 89 23805360
Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barerstrasse 40, Munich | Lecture in English | Admission free
Participants : Aliyah Gold — Allison Ulmer – Allyson Bone — Amy Williams — Anna Drexel — Aran Galligan — Cameron Andersen — Celine Browning – David Choi – Eunjae Baek — Francesca Urciuoli — Hyun Kyung Park — John Huckins — Kate Mess — Katherine Wilson — Kathleen Rearick — Kim Zitzow – Lena Grabher — Lynn Batchelder — Maia Leppo — Martin Anderson — Melissa Tolar – Michael O’Neill — Missy Graff – Nikky Bergman — Qu Mengnan — Sara Glaberson — Sarah Abramson — Steven Gordon Holman
Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich
Barer Straße 40
Pinakothek der Moderne
0PENING HOURS TUESDAY – SUNDAY 10:00 – 18:00
THURSDAY 10:00 – 20:00
All artists are Alchimia alumni : Anna Drexel — Azahara Santoro — Chiara Cavallo — Enrica Prazzoli — Francesca Urciuoli — Lavinia Rossetti — Lena Grabher — Nur Terun — Valentina Caporali
Anna Drexel – Necklace (the pieces are wearable in their original state or in the broken one, and some pieces as a ring and a bracelet have to be broken in order to become wearable)
Azahara Santoro – Brooch (Azahara was an exchange student from Valencia and she was the one to install her ‘private garden’ at Alchimia’s window, which is also the main picture on the exhibition’s poster (fishing wire and and about 200 cups filled with color, plants, objects and personal memories)
What makes us human?
We analyse, we process, we try, we fail, we try again, we develop, we change direction, we fail, we gather our strength again, we start all over.
We look at things upside down gaining new perspectives.
This is how we grow.
Going through this cycle over an over makes us human.
This is how we create, how we create jewellery.
Using our experiences, thoughts, impressions, our life.
11 students [Anna Drexel – Chiara Cavallo – Enrica Prazzoli – Francesca Urciuoli — Hana Choi – Ioanna Natsikou – Koen Jacobs – Lavinia Rossetti – Lena Grabher – Maria Sais – Nur Terun ] are presenting their graduation work in an exciting installation in the Alchimia front gallery. An installation to demonstrate their state of mind, their continuos research, their acceptance of failure as a neccessary condition for growth, their desire to grow, and their curiosity in the existant and the maybe ……..
And of course there will be the final work of the second and the first year on show.
Three days of contemporary jewellery to explore in the stunning location of Alchimia school in Piazza Piattellina 3/r.
We expect you for the opening on June 20, from 5 to 10p.m.
Pour vous mettre l’eau à la bouche en avant-première, de TRES TRES belles sélections !!
Yannick Mur (France)
Marzia Rossi brooch
May 5 to May 7, Opening: May 4 at 9p.m.
« Mystery, curiosity, try-try-try, risky, trust, transformation, strange…
Do you think a plastic cup is a piece of jewellery? Probably not.
Every material has it’s hidden value. You just have to look for it.
You could jump on it for 30 minutes, shoot it from a distance of 25 meters, bake it in an oven for 3 days, try to plant it and wait for it to grow or you could just make it explode.
Maybe, if you are lucky and patient enough that plastic cup could actually turn into something precious and unexpected, which will lead you to your piece of jewellery. »
curated by « Alchimia Special Hazards Operations Team »:
Peter Bauhuis — Valentina Caporali — Chiara Cavallo — Ha Na Choi — Anna Drexel — Lena Grabher — Doris Maninger — Enrica Prazzoli — Lavinia Rossetti — Yu Qi Tan — Nur Terun — Francesca Urciuoli
Participants: Valentina Caporali — Valentina Caprini — Chiara Cavallo — Ha Na Choi — Andrea Coderch-Valor — Patrick Davison — Anna Drexel — Catalina Gibert-Nadal — Lena Grabher — Sam Hamilton — Dinah Lee — Weronika Marek — Izabella Petrut — Enrica Prazzoli — Lavinia Rossetti — Giulia Savino — Yu Qi Tan — Nur Terun — Francesca Urciuoli — Anna Helena Van De Pol
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