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…… trop de champagne ????? ;-)

Leonor Hipólito Piece: Tout est sur la table, 2011 Sterling silver Photo by: Arne Kaiser: Leonor Hipólito Piece: Tout est sur la table, 2011 Sterling silver Photo by: Arne Kaiser

Mari Ishikawa pins new year 2016: Mari Ishikawa pins new year 2016


EXPO ‘ LOVE IS ____’ – PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung City (Taiwan) – 28 Nov.2015-3 janv.2016

28 novembre2015 – 3 janvier 2016 at PIN sstudio  :

LOVE IS ____

28 novembre2015 - 3 janvier 2016 PIN sstudio   LOVE IS ____

with :  Bettina SpecknerFelieke van der LeestJanny Huang YokotaJiye YunKatja PrinsMari IshikawaMia KwonPanjapol Kulpapangkorn –  Peter HoogeboomTanel Veenre

PIN sstudio 

C8-6, Kaohsiung
No.2-2, Dayi St., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung City 803, Taiwan
+886 972 341 109


EXPO ‘Memory by Mari Ishikawa’ – ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (Thailand) – 25 Fevr.–4 Avril 2015

Memory by Mari Ishikawa

ATTA Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand)

Exploring the concept of memory through two groups of works created between 2012 – 2015, Mari ponders about the ultimate destiny in this world: to disappear.
   Memory by Mari Ishikawa Exhibition / 25 Feb 2015 - 04 Apr 2015 ATTA GAllery


 Nothing that has appeared in this world can escape its ultimate destiny: to disappear. Even memory, though anchoring for the time the afterimages of all these in the endless flow of the ages, is no exception. Thus it is hardly surprising that memory and disappearance had fascinated.  I try to resist this vanishing and keep the memories.
Parallel World  
Where does a « Parallel World » exist?
Can one discover this world through time travel?
Is it perhaps possible to see this world in a dream?
Or does it only exist in one’s heart?
The world we see is only a part of the entire reality which is composed of many worlds existing simultaneously, side by side.
We can find « Parallel Worlds » whenever we open our eyes and hearts.
They are always with us.
I saw the old garden.  Plants and a cluster of old buildings no longer used.  There, in this space, the relation between interior and exterior, between nature and the artificial, is ever so ambiguous. 
Time is frozen, but the plants are there.  I would like to show the silent revolution of plants.  Before man built cities, there was just nature, which we tried to control.  As soon as we stop regulating nature, it tries to reclaim its territory.

MEMORY exhibition by Mari Ishikawa now at ATTA GalleryMari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa - MemoryMari Ishikawa - Memory – brooch – watch parts

'Once upon a time' Pieces by Mari Ishikawa in her current solo exhibition "MEMORY" at ATTA Gallery.‘Once upon a time’ Pieces by Mari Ishikawa in her current solo exhibition « MEMORY » at ATTA Gallery

  Mari Ishikawa Pendants: Once Upon A Time, 2013-2015 750 gold, Japanese lacquer, resinMari Ishikawa Pendants: Once Upon A Time, 2013-2015 750 gold, Japanese lacquer, resin

Mari Ishikawa Brooch: Memory, 2014 925 silver, resin, watch partsMari Ishikawa Brooch: Memory, 2014 925 silver, resin, watch parts

Mari Ishikawa Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012 925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquerMari Ishikawa Neckpiece: Landscape, 2012 925 silver, aluminium, Japanese lacquer



ATTA Gallery
O.P. Garden, Unit 1109 4,6 Soi Charoenkrung 36 Charoenkrung Road,
Bangrak Bangkok,
10500, Thailand
tel + 662 238 6422




EXPO ‘Le petit est beau’ – Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej manggha, Cracovie (PL) – 2 aout-14 sept. 2014

Le petit est beau. Paper Jewellery
Luis Acosta : participo en esta exhibición  « Le petit est beau » en Cracovia (Polonia). Apertura el viernes 1 de agosto a las 18:00 hs / I participate in this exhibition in Krakow (Poland).
Opening on Friday, August 1 at 6 PM
le petit est beau

Artits :   Luis  Acosta / AR-NL — Grażyna Brylewska / PL — Noemi Gera / HU — Mari Ishikawa / JP — Alejandra Koreck / AR — Sergiusz Kuchczyński / PL — Nel Linssen / NL — Fritz Maierhofer / AT — Doris Maninger / AT-IT — Kazumi Nagano / JP — Piotr Pandyra / PL — Magdalena Soboń / PL — Janna Syvänoja / FI — Andrzej Szadkowski / PL — Kiwon Wang / USA — Li Chu Wu / TW-UK

Luis Acosta (Luis Acosta)Concentric C bracelet Noémi Gera (źródło: materiały prasowe organizatora)Noémi Gera - Concentric C bracelet

le petit est beau - Doris Maninger Doris Maninger

Janna Syvänoja  Janna Syvänoja

 Kazumi Nagano broszki, 2014, fot. Ryota Seloguchi (źródło: materiały prasowe organizatora)

Kazumi Nagano Kazumi Nagano

EXPO 'Le petit est beau' - Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej manggha, Cracovie (PL) - 2 aout-14 sept. 2014 dans Alejandra KORECK (RA) 1544297_10152232748742322_943482978910961629_n Li-Chu WuMari Ishikawa Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa - Blooming (źródło: materiały prasowe organizatora) Mari Ishikawa - Blooming

Luis Acosta paper thread brooch V (źródło: materiały prasowe organizatora) Luis Acosta paper thread brooch V



Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej manggha
ul. M. Konopnickiej 26, 30-302 Kraków
tel. 0-12 267 27 03; 0-12 267 37 53 fax. 0-12 267 40 79


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.
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019


EXPO ‘News from the Permian’ – Museums für Naturkunde Chemnitz, Chemnitz (DE) – 30 Oct. 2013 – 5 Janv. 2014

News from the Permian – International Contemporary Jewellery Art and the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz

The local geological features of the Petrified Forest Chemnitz are in the focus of the current international jewellery art project. 
The fascinating aesthetic qualities of this 291 million years old silicified wood gives the inspiration to the work process of eleven jewellery artists from seven countries.
All of them already met on the 31st of January to the 2nd of February 2013 for a joint symposium at the Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz. During this meeting, there were a lot of important, interesting and exciting moments: the main point was the selection of the stones and another one was the analysis of the materials of Chemnitz and their history.
The artists now are developing new unique jewellery pieces made from selected stones of petrified wood back home in their ateliers. First of the jewellery pieces are already finished and we looking forward to an exciting collection of very various individual works.

News from the Permian- International Contemporary Jewellery Art and the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz

Artists:  Beate von Appen — Beate Eismann — Heike Lau Birgit LakenDeganit Stern SchockenFlora VagiGeorg DoblerMargit JäschkeMari Ishikawa Märta Mattsson Martin Papcun

Mari Ishikawa, Brooch, 2013
Mari Ishikawa – Landscape, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver, aluminum – Photo: LaszloToth

Margit Jäschke, Brooch, 2013Margit Jäschke – Brooch: Untitled, 2013 – Silver, paper, plastic, topaz – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Georg Dobler, Brooch, 2013Georg Dobler – Brooch: Untitled, 2013 – Silver 925, paint, petrified wood, carnelian – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Beate Eismann, Brooch, 2013Beate Eismann - Brooch: FLORA DES PERMS, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, plastic, silver - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Birgit Laken, Necklace, 2013Birgit Laken – Necklace: Flying Insects, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver patinated, plastic, pigment - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Martin Papcún, Object, 2013Martin Papcún -  Object: Untitled, 2013 – Patinated silver – Photo: Laszlo Toth

Märta Mattsson, Brooch, 2013 Märta Mattsson – Brooch: Eruption, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, flowers, branch, resin, silver - Photo: Laszlo Toth

Mari Ishikawa, Brooch, 2013Mari Ishikawa – Brooch: Landscape, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, silver, aluminum -  Photo : Laszlo Toth

Flora Vagi, Ring, 2013Flora Vagi -  Ring: Untitled, 2013 – Silicified wood from the Petrified Forest Chemnitz, wood, paint – Photo: Laszlo Toth


Museums für Naturkunde Chemnitz
Moritzstraße 20
09111 – Chemnitz
Telephone: (0049) (0) 371-488 4551
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EXPO ‘Paper Art 2013′ – Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (Netherlands) – 6 Juill.-27 Oct 2013

CODA Paper Art 2013 

Art and jewellery made of and on paper

 CODA Paper Art 2013 - Coda Museum  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Paper is a fantastic material that has inspired artists and designers to create works of art for centuries. To follow up the successful Holland Papier Biënnale, which CODA Museum organised in cooperation with Museum Rijswijk, CODA Museum will exhibit the works of no less than 21 visual artists and 16 jewellery designers from both the Netherlands and abroad.
The artists whose work will be shown in CODA Paper Art do not limit themselves to working solely with paper. Visual artists and jewellery designers who have worked with paper occasionally or even just once will be included in the exhibition as well.
Reusing paper and cardboard often goes hand in hand with the development of new techniques. A unique example is KrantHout, produced by designer label Vij5 and Mieke Meijer. KrantHout is a material that turns old newspapers into wood again. The old newspapers undergo several processes that convert it into a hard, wood-like substance that has many similarities with unfinished wood and can be used and treated the same way.


Exhibiting jewellery designers:   Attai ChenAna HagopianLydia HirteMari Ishikawa — Tia Kramer — Nel Linssen — Hannah van Lith — Jorge Manilla — Alix Manon — Maureen Ngoc — Shari PierceMette SaabyeFlora VagiNhat Vu Dang — Bronia Sawyer — Tatiana Warenichova.

Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silk]Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silkLydia Hirte PendantLydia Hirte Pendant
The pendants created by the German jewellery designer Lydia Hirte (1960) look deceptively simple. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Hirte works with thin paperboard from which she cuts flat strips. Moving the strips a certain way with her hands creates a tension. Nothing is stapled or glued together.

Hirte: “With my hands I guide the power and the resistance of the material so I can shape it, creating new shapes and movements.”
The cardboard basic shapes of these pendants are cut out by hand. Angles and sides are coloured with ink. A layer of varnish gives a special shine.
Lydia Hirte studied at the University of Pforzheim.

The jewellery is surprisingly light when handled, and every jewel has its own surprise element. A pendant releases a stream of confetti when you pull a handle, or a coloured segment of a bracelet lights up when you put it on. Nhat-Vu Dang hopes to bring people closer together with this playful element.

Attai Chen - cardboardAttai Chen – cardboard
Attai Chen (1979) works with cardboard, which he tears or cuts into small pieces and then turns into a three-dimensional jewel. The work Chen creates this way can be completely different from the initial drawing he made for that particular design.
The shape of the object is not planned. Chen does know what he wants to make; a brooch, necklace or ring, and he pays a lot of attention to how the jewel will be attached, and to its wearability. The collection compounding fractions is a series made of recycled paper.
Chen: “I am fascinated by nature and the cyclical motion of growth, decay and new beginnings. Recycling is simply a matter of repeating that process. From decay – waste – I make a new object. I try to capture the beauty of the waste material in a new form.”
Attai Chen attended the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He graduated as ‘Meisterschüler’ under the supervision of Otto Künzli in Munich.

Ana HagopianAna Hagopian
Ana Hagopian has been making paper jewellery since 1994. Her jewels are inspired by the shapes and colours of exotic fruits and special plants she has encountered on her travels. Hagopian plays with the texture and qualities of both the original fruits or plants and those of paper. She cuts and pastes until a new shape emerges.
Hagopian: “Paper is tricky, sometimes even provoking, because it is not everlasting. On the other hand it is a simple and straightforward material. This makes it very interesting.”
Ana Hagopian attended the University of Buenos Aires (fine arts and interior design). She has been living in Spain since 1982. 

Tia Kramer (USA)Tia Kramer (USA)  
Tia Kramer describes herself as an ‘installation, sound, and jewellery artist’. Her jewellery designs are made of handcrafted paper that Kramer makes from the Philippine banana plant.
She makes wire constructions, without soldering, and covers them with this paper. The wearer’s movements create lively sculptures. Kramer’s jewellery resulted from a request to create a three-dimensional miniature model of a large sculpture that was to be placed on the campus of Macalester College in 2003.

Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa’s (1964) draws inspiration from the traditions and customs of her native country for the design of her jewellery. Relationships, ‘en’ in Japanese, are a recurring theme. It can be the relationship between form and material, but also the relationship between thoughts and surroundings or between emotions and material. In addition, Ishikawa-Vetter often uses the colour red.
In Japanese culture, red refers to the sunset, temples and holy places, ceremonies and the bond between two people. When the Japanese describe people in love they often use the expression ‘they are connected by a red ribbon’.
The use of paper as a basic material is also a clear reference  to Japan. Ishikawa-Vetter uses Japanese kozo paper and Japanese lacquer combined with silver and pearls. When the work is finished, it often looks like jewellery with lace, buttons and wire constructions.
Mari Ishikawa
Hannah van Lith (BE)Hannah van Lith (BE)
. “I aim to find a balance between simplicity and dynamics in my designs.” Mémoires des vacances (2010) is an example of said simplicity and dynamics. The folding technique and materials Van Lith used in this work reflect the journeys she has made and the map that guided her. This way, the inside of the brooch becomes a globe.
Hannah van Lith is currently taking her master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Tatiana Warenichová | SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová | Slovakia
Tatiana Warenichová brooch  SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová  - In the collection ‘Fairy Teller’, Warenichová tries to combine the right colour combinations of the fashion season in a brooch, thereby giving the spirit of that season its due.
Warenichová sets herself the challenge of combining techniques; joining together layers of paper, glued to wood or board and finished with silver. The motifs of her brooches are derived from well-known Slovakian fairy tales. Warenichová tries to capture the highlights of each of these stories in her objects.Tatiana Warenichová studied at the Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she gained her master’s degree in 2010. She lives and works in Bratislava.
Flora VagiFlóra Vági’s (1978) main sources of inspiration are organic shapes and materials. She worked with exotic types of wood for a long time but finally decided to focus on paper as her basic material. Paper’s unlimited potential gave her work a new dimension.
Vági: “The material I use says something about how I see the world. Once I have shaped the paper into a jewel, it can be returned to the world but just a bit different from the material that came to me originally.”
The brooch Ala Pervinca combines the pages of a book in a new shape with gold leaf and acrylic paint. Vági won the World Craft Council Award with this brooch in 2012.
Flóra Vági graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008 but had already won the Marzee Prize in 2004, awarded by the Marzee gallery in Nijmegen. Vági’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe. She also gives (guest) lectures
Mette Saabye | DenmarkMette Saabye | Denmark
Mette Saabye (1969) is known in Denmark and abroad as one of the most innovative and experimental jewellery designers. Although she puts together collections sporadically, she usually creates one-offs that may or may not be tailored to specific people.
Saabye uses both expensive and cheap (waste) materials but mostly allows herself to be inspired by whatever is available. Gold rings decorated with buttons from grandmother’s button box are not an unusual combination. Paper is also a material she likes to incorporate in her jewellery.
Saabye feels it is important that the object is interesting on multiple levels. In addition to a sound theoretical basis, the jewel should have decorative qualities.Mette Saabye has won several prizes, including the St. Loye Prisen, a prize awarded by Copenhagen’s Goldsmith Guild to support young talent. She opened her own gallery and studio in Copenhagen in 2005.

Alix manon (BE) brooch - For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paperAlix Manon (BE) brooch – For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paper, which she treated with paint and ink. By piling up shapes, she creates a new image. Alix Manon attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She also studied at the Academy SAIMAA University of Applied Sciences in Imatra (Finland) for a year in order to familiarise herself with the use of various techniques & the simplicity of Northern European design.
Shari Pierce Shari Pierce (1973) is mainly inspired by the objects she encounters on the street in everyday life. She takes photos of everything she sees. This can result in seemingly random images of piles of cardboard boxes by the side of the road, protest marches or dilapidated sheds.
She takes the material she finds on the street with her and incorporates it into her jewellery designs. These pieces of jewellery are either fragile or monumental compared to the photographic images, which capture the material in a broader context.
Pierce combines the materials she finds on the street with precious metals, giving her jewellery a new shape and meaning.
Nel LinssenNel Linssen (1935) has been creating jewellery and objects made of paper for over thirty years. Her work can be found in museum collections all over the world.
Linssen’s work has its very own imagery, which is very distinct. Linssen: “My work develops intuitively and based on an empirical approach. I am on a continual search for logical constructions that are inspired by rhythms and structures in the botanical world. Paper as a basic material was an obvious choice for me because it possesses many qualities that are very useful to me.”
Maureen Ngoc | VietnamMaureen Ngoc | Vietnam
Maureen Ngoc (1989) recently graduated from the London College of Fashion with My Ngoc; a collection of jewellery and fashion accessories made of paper. This exceptional collection shows that contemporary jewellery is often a fusion of ancient traditions and modern techniques.
Ngoc based the collection on three-dimensional patterns and traditional origami techniques. The result is a collection of conceptual jewellery that is not only designed to be decorative but can also be seen as body armour.
Ngoc drew inspiration from the shape of bird feathers when designing My Ngoc. The jewels are made of thousands of folded sheets of paper and follow the wearer’s movements. These movements constantly result in new shapes and three-dimensional patterns. The collection was photographed in black and white by Tho Vu.


CODA Museum
Vosselmanstraat 299
(Museumingang: hoek Vosselmanstraat/Roggestraat)
7311 CL Apeldoorn
tel.: (055) 5268400
fax: (055) 5268499


Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER – 30 Avril-30 June 2013

Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER  -  May / June 2013  Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica

This year in the Legnica International Jewellery Competition REVOLT participated 319 artists from 43 countries. They sended 625 pieces. International jury (Galit Gaon (IL), Jiro Kamata (JP/DE), Hans Stofer (CH/GB), Sławomir Fijałkowski and Aneta Lis-Marcinkiewicz (PL)), which sessed in the days 4-5 of April, qualified to the exhibition part of pieces and chosed laureates. Names of the winners we will know on the vernissage, 18th of May 2013  in the Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland.

Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER - may-june 2013


It is better not to turn on the television today. We are being attacked by images of economic crises, stock market crashes, falling ratings, budget deficits, cost cutting programs and increasing unemployment from everywhere. As a reaction to the overwhelming impression of a lack of opportunities there are emerging movements such as « Occupy … », helplessly protesting against banksters, corporations and governments. Doesn’t speaking in such circumstances about jewellery – the subject invariably associated with the demonstration of wealth and selfish hedonism – seem socially unacceptable and even ethically suspect? After all, the burning  of ATMs and the broken glass of jeweller’s shops have become part of the frustration of all the Indignados.
But there is also another aspect of the design and use of jewellery – which – like no other product of the imagination – can be an effective message, manifesting the point of view of the user – a voice of protest, being anti-or pro-, attitudes of rebellion, rebellion and guerrilla warfare. Can a standard set of slogans written out on banners, T-shirts and slap tags be complemented with another more sophisticated message? Are jewellery designers able to demonstrate their own opinion and join the discussion concerning non-aesthetic issues? Is the tradition of exclusive gold jewellery going to be our irreversible remorse? And will the chorus « Diamonds are a girl’s best friend » always sound  as infantile as the recent testimony before the European Court of Justice in The Hague of the famous model Naomi Campbell, who at one time accepted an embarrassing gift from the dictator of Liberia, tried for war crimes, so evocatively reconstructed in the movie « Blood Diamond » with Leo DiCaprio as a ruthless mercenary?
EXPO - Revolt (competition) - Legnica SILVER festival 2013

List of artists qualified to the exhibition :
 Agata Bartos (PL) — Nicole Beck (DE) — Claudia Betancourt & Ricardo Pulgar (Chile) — Krzysztof Borkowski (PL) — Andrzej Boss (PL) — Vernon Bowden (NZ) — Laura Bradshaw-Heap (Irl) – Bartosz Chmielewski (PL) — Sungho Cho (S. KR) — Jeongsun Choi (S. KR) — Teresa Dantas (PT) — Katharina Dettar (DE/ES) — Sara Gackowska (PL) – Tamara Grüner (DE) — Mieczysław Gryza (PL) — Nils Hint (EE) — Susanne Holzinger (DE) — Maja Houtman (NL) — Marta Hryc (PL) — Joanna Hryniewicz (PL) — Dorry Hsu (Taiwan/CA) — Mari Ishikawa (JP) — Timothy Information Limited (GB) — Luijt Janjaap (NL) — Lee Jeong Hwa (S. KR) — Christina Karababa (GR) — Renata Korpas-Sutowicz (PL) — Dominik Kotwicki (PL) — Solveiga Krivičiene & Alfredas Krivičius (Lithuania) — Marzena Krupa (PL) — Claudia Küster (DE) — Lena Lindahl (SE) — Ria Lins (BE) — Susanne Matsché (AT) — Marek Mrowiński (PL) — Marek Nałęcz-Nieniewski (PL) — Michalina Owczarek (PL) — Andrzej Pacak (PL) — Fiona Parkinson (GB) — Krzysztof Piotrowski (PL) — Sari Räthel (DE) — Mandy Rasch (DE) — Berta Riera Ruiz (ES) — Isabell Schaupp (DE) — Kveto slava Flora Sekanova (Slovakia/ NZ — Katarína Siposová Węgry (HU) — Ludmila Šikolová (Czech Republic) — Grzegorz Radosław Ślączka (PL) — Terajima Takayoshi (JP) — Bartosz Ulatowski (PL)



About festival

For more than thirty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has specialised in promoting contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. We have been organising individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publishing exhibition catalogues, organising conferences and symposia, as well as fashion and jewellery shows, competitions and fairs. The most important event we organize is Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER. Every year we present individual and collective exhibitions as part of the festival, including:
LEGNICA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION The competition dates back to 1979 and every year it has a different topic. The competition is open and addressed to all artists, whose task is to present their work on a given topic – every year a different one – including an original artistic idea and representing a high level of artistry and technical skills. What is favoured is the concept, value and meaning of an artistic expression. Works entered for the competition are assessed by an international jury, on which over fifty outstanding goldsmithing artists and theoreticians have sat so far. What is characteristic of the competition is the fact that the winners of the first three prizes receive – according to a long-standing tradition – silver pellets and cash prizes.
The submitted works are qualified by an international jury. Over the years, we have invited a number of distinguished artists to seat on the jury, including: G. Babetto, G. Bakker, O. Boekhoudt,  S. Bronger, R. Puig Cuyás, P. Derrez, G. Dobler, A. Gut, F. Falk, M.R. Franzin, M.J. van den Hout,  E. Knobel, O. Kűnzli, T. Noten, V.K. Novák, R. Peters, M. Petry, K. Pontoppidan, G. Pucsala, A. Ratnikowa, P. Sajet, B. Schobinger, P. Skubic, Z. Songqing, W. Tasso-Mattar,  T. Smeets, D. Watkins, M. Vilhena, A. Zanella and from Poland – M. Dubiel, M. Gradowski, I. Huml, S. Fijałkowski, G. Jabłoński, J. Sokólski, A. Szadkowski, T. Zaremski, A. Wolski.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS is a cycle of retrospective presentations of distinguished personalities in jewellery art from Poland and abroad, including: J. Byczewski (PL), S. Fijałkowski (PL), P. Kaczyński (PL), N. Cherry (GB), H. O’Connor (USA), E. Knobel (IL), V.K. Novák (CZ), F. Peters (AU), M. Petry (GB), Rose & Gisbert Stach (D), L. Šikolová (CZ), W. Tasso-Mattar (D).  Soon: R. Puig Cuyás (E), H. Hedman (S), P. Sequeira (P).
SILVER SCHOOLS is a cycle presenting the artistic oeuvre of jewellery art schools from Europe, their professors, graduates and students. So far there have been presentations of schools from Barcelona, Birmingham, Bratislava, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Florence, Hanau, Idar-Oberstein, Lappeenranta, Łódź, Matosinhos, Munich, Oslo, Padua, Pforzheim, Prague, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vilnius. Continuing the cycle in the subsequent years, we are going to show one after the other all European silver schools. A total of 22 schools has been presented so far. The cycle will be continued with the intention to show all of them.
DEBUTS is a cycle presenting pieces of young Polish artists, who just start their activity in the field of design and art. Our plan is to invite novices from abroad.
THE BOUNDARIES OF GLOBAL ART is a cycle of science sessions devoted to the newest art, goldsmithery and design.




The Gallery of Art in Legnica
Pl. Katedralny 1
59-220 Legnica, Poland
tel. +48 76 86 20 910, fax. +48 76 85 65 126


EXPO ‘Mari Ishikawa: Landscape’ – Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona (ES) – 18 Avril-10 Mai 2013

While the formation architecture and landscape typically suggests buildings within a larger encompassing environment, I have chosen to consider them both the same level. Here the plants present an environment of nearly the same scale and equal value as the built structures-a new way to sum up architecture.
(Junya Ishigami – Architect)

Mari Ishikawa  Brooch: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer (Urushi)  9 x 8 x 3 cmMari Ishikawa  Brooch: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer (Urushi) 

I saw the ancient garden.
Plants and a cluster of ancient buildings no longer used.
There, in this space, the relation between interior and exterior, nature and artificial is ever so ambiguous.
It obliterates the boundary line between the things around us.
I try to make jeweler which is not only an object but also as a small landscape. 
Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium ,Japanese lacquer (Urushi)  52 x 12 x 2 cmMari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium ,Japanese lacquer (Urushi) 
Mari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium ,Japanese lacquer (Urushi)  54 x 9 x 2,5 cmMari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2012  Silver 925, Alminium ,Japanese lacquer (Urushi)
Mari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2013  Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer (Urushi)  52 x 12 x 2 cmMari Ishikawa  Neckpiece: Landscape 2013  Silver 925, Alminium, Japanese lacquer (Urushi)



Klimt02 Gallery
Riera de Sant Miquel, 65 local 1
08006 – Barcelona
Telephone: + 34 933687235


EXPO ‘Mari Ishikawa: Hanging Gardens’ – Alternatives Gallery, Rome (IT) – 13 Avril-4 Mai 2013

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Mari Ishikawa – Hanging Gardens – Alternative Gallery, Rome

Opening 13.April

Mari Ishikawa - Hanging Gardens - Alternative Gallery, Rome - 13.April-5.May.2013  Opening 13.April  Alternatives Gallery – Via D’Ascanio, 19 – 00186 – tel. 39 0668308233 – Roma – Italy – info(at)

Alternatives gallery for contemporary jewellery - Mari Ishikawa hanging gardensMari Ishikawa - hanging gardens


Alternatives Gallery
Via D’Ascanio, 19
00186 – Roma – Italy
tel. 39 0668308233