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11/03/2017

#MunichJewelleryWeek2017 – EXPO (9) – ‘Off The Shelf’ / Central Saint Martins – Vitsoe, Munich (DE) – 4-14 Mars 2017

(9) Off The Shelf

work by staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course.

9  Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf is an exhibition of work by staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course. For a second year running, the designers are delighted to be returning to show at Vitsœ in Munich. The exhibition follows on from a series of projects where staff and students have displayed their work together in a celebration of the diverse and lively approach to contemporary jewellery and objects.
BA Jewellery Design approaches the subject of jewellery as a conversation between body and object, with originality and innovation at its heart. Based in the centre of London, we enjoy superb links with industry and encourage our students to engage with the wider social contexts of their work while developing their own creative practices and a diverse set of technical skills.
 
with :  Anna Tuhus — Ariel Yi-Chen Tsai — Carola Solcia — Caroline Broadhead — Chloe Valorso — Coline Assade — Elena Bonanomi — Emily Grimble — Erica Heng — Florance Tebbutt — Giles Last — Jasleen Kaur –  Jing Jiang — Katy Hackney — Kigen Kamijima — Lin CheungLucie DavisLucie GledhillMaria Militsi — Marlene McKibbin — Max Warren — Melanie Georgacopoulos — Michelle Lung — Miho Ishizuka — Naomi Filmer –  Sam Rodway-Smith — Scott Armstrong — Scott WilsonSilvia Weidenbach –  Stacey Huang — Veronika Fabian — Yayun Fang — Yichen Dong

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -  Lucie Gledhill, rope necklace cut out- 'rope is patient' - a 4 meter rope chain made from 2 kilos sterling silverLucie Gledhill, rope necklace cut out – ‘rope is patient’ – a 4 meter rope chain made from 2 kilos sterling silver

Lin Cheung (Central St Martins - 2017) - delayed Reactions – Confused 2017  Brooch, Carved Lapis Lazuli, gold: Lin Cheung   – delayed Reactions – Confused 2017  Brooch, Carved Lapis Lazuli, gold

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins - Melanie Georgacopoulos, Necklace:  Melanie Georgacopoulos, Necklace

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -   Veronika Fabian, Leather Chains: Veronika Fabian, Leather Chains

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins - Elena Bonanom, Binary Finery 1: Elena Bonanomi, Binary Finery 1

Marlene Mckibbin -  'adoorable'Marlene Mckibbin -  ‘adoorable’

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -  Lucie Davis, Enamelled Price Pins: Lucie Davis, Enamelled Price Pins

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins - Stacey Huang, Buy one get one free: Stacey Huang, Buy one get one free

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -   Yayun Fang, Mary's Veil: Yayun Fang, Mary’s Veil

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -  Veronika Fabian, Jewellery is my best friend:  Veronika Fabian, Jewellery is my best friend

Chloé ValorsoChloé Valorso

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -   Chloe Valorso, Eyes: Chloe Valorso, Eyes

Naomi Filmer - objectNaomi Filmer – object

Caroline Broadhead - "Dropped Necklace"Caroline Broadhead  « Dropped Necklace »

9 - Off the shelf - Central St Martins -  Maria Militsi, Equestrian: Maria Militsi, Equestrian

 
Vitsoe
Türkenstraße 36
80799 Munich
Mon- Fri 10:00–19:00, Sat 10:00–18:00, Sun 11:00–19:00
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14/02/2016

During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘SHELF LIFE’ – Vitsoe, Munich (DE) – 20 Fevr.–1er Mars 2016

 SHELF LIFE -

Work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins

Opening event 26.02  – 17.00 – 20.00

25.02.2016:  Talk by Lin Cheung and Naomi Filmer,   from 16.00 – 17.00h
27.02.2016: Exhibitors Tour, 11.00-12.00

« #4 on the #mjw16 #munichjewelleryweek MAP / Shelf Life shows work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course.… »:

Shelf Life shows work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course, showing for the first time at Vitsœ in Munich, this is the second project where staff and students display work as equals in a celebration of the diverse and lively approach to contemporary jewellery and objects. Within the breadth of possibilities, the common thread of the course is using materials and objects imaginatively and expressively in response to observations, emotions and situations.

with :   Elena Bonanomi — Caroline Broadhead — Season Cheng — Lin Cheung — Olivia Cosh Hall — Lucie Davies — Naomi FilmerMelanie Georgacopoulos — Rosie Greener — Emily Grimble — Katy Hackney — Lily Harte — Stacey Huang — Jieun Kim — Giles Last — Fan Sze Li — Holly Matthewson — Marlene McKibbin – Maria Militsi Akiko Shinzato — Ella Stern — Esna Su — Yuxi Sun — Florance Tebbutt — Anna Tuhus — Juliette van de Kerchove — Misha Venter — Max Warren — Silvia Weidenbach — Scott Wilson — Jennifer Wong — Scarlett Zhang — Hau-Wen Chien — Juliette van der Kerchove

The concept of Shelf Life is apt for this exhibition, in that it is located within the shelves of the Vitsœ showroom, using the relationship between the shelf space and the works placed on them to reflect on issues of temporality and endurance.
To shelve means to put something aside, to discard, to remove from everyday use. In contrast, we use shelves to display, as a way to draw attention to and highlight things of importance. What do we keep on our shelves? How long do we keep them there? How does the shelf life affect the thing produced? What is life like to live on the shelf? What is life beyond the shelf? Are just some of the questions we can ask.
Some of the work displayed has been made in response to projects, some self-motivated, and some in response to the idea of shelves.

The basis we work to is that jewellery is a microcosm through which to explore and express responses to the world. The course values an open-minded approach, experimentation and risk-taking, along with the more traditional skills. And we encourage jewellery design to be explored, questioned and tested out in a number of guises and contexts, with skill and imagination.
Having the chance to show work from novice and veteran practitioners, from either end of a career path, is a valuable one. It demonstrates a continuity of the subject; how ideas are taken up, reworked, tussled with and how new ideas take hold. Shelf Life gives us the opportunity to celebrate the work of staff and students and which reflects some of our diversity and achievements. / Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader of BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins

We are often amazed and charmed by the many different ways individuals and organisations wish to use Vitsœ’s shelves. But then this versatility is not surprising, as the 606 Universal Shelving System was designed to be discreet and to allow the content to speak.
The vibrancy of thinking and experimentation explored by the staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course is both energising and brave. It feels natural for Vitsœ to support, both in the physical and literal sense, as this body of work challenges our thinking of how we use our shelves./ Jennie Moncur, Creative Director at Vitsœ

ShelfLife - Fan Sze LiFan Sze Li attachment

Central Saint Martins Graduation Show 2015 -  Fan Sze Fiona Li Attachments Combining hardware-store grit and playful eccentricity, Fiona’s work departs from the notion of decorative jewellery for women and instead explores masculine objects of function and practicality. Using braces and snap hooks, her pieces echo masculine construction tools and attire, fashioned in contrasting materials such as dusty pink suede and flashy gold metal. This transforms the concept of unfashionably dull hard labou: Fan Sze Li

‘Shelf Life’: BA Jewellery Design to Exhibit in Munich - Misha VENTER: Misha Venter

Akiko Shinzato Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015 Leather, Swarovski crystals Photo by: Barney McCann Model: Alice Hurel - SHELF LIFE exhibition  -  Central Saint Martins. New Graduates 2015: Akiko Shinzato Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015 Leather, Swarovski crystals

Esna Su - Central St. Martins: Esna Su

Lily Harte - SHELF LIFE: Lily Harte

 Melanie Georgacopoulos (or Melanie Georgacopolis  ?????): Melanie Georgacopoulos

 

Vitsoe
Türkenstraße 36
80799 -  Munich
GERMANY

Mon-Fri 10.00 – 19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11:00-19:00
www.csm.arts.ac.uk
tel +44 20 7514 7006
+44 20 7428 1608rupert.evansharding@vitsoe.com
n.dillon@csm.arts.ac.uk

 

 

 

06/02/2015

EXPO ‘A Jewel Made in Greece’ – Athens « Technopolis » (GREECE) – 7-15 Fevr. 2015

opening of A Jewel Made in Greece 2015 this Saturday 7 febr. 2015 at 19.00

  A Jewel Made in Greece this Saturday 7 febr. 2015 at 19.00

 

with : Myrto Anastasopoulou — Dolly Boucoyannis — Sarina Beza — Eleni Daskalaki — Marilina Deligiannopoulou — Lina Fanouraki Melanie Georgacopoulos — Katerina Ioannidis, Spiros Kanakis — Maria Kaprili — Tina Karageorgi — Voula Karampatzaki — Rallou Katsari – Stavroula Kaziale — Apostolos Kleitsiotis — Vally Kontidis — Maria Ontogiorgaki — Fotini Kostouli — Ileana Makri — Maria MilitsiLiana Pattihis — Michael Pelamidis — Daphne Petridi — Maria Petzetakis — Marilou Prokopiou — Mary Samoli — Polina Sapouna-Ellis — Theodoros Savopoulos — Yannis Sergakis — Christina Soubli — Daphne Valente — Liana Vourakis — Marios Voutsinas — Maximos Zachariadis — Maya Zoulovits

Liana PattihisLiana Pattihis necklace

 Melanie Georgacopoulos.Melanie Georgacopoulos

Fanourakis ringFanourakis ring

By Fotini KostouliBy Fotini Kostouli

 Theodoros Savopoulos - Bamboo EarringsTheodoros Savopoulos - Bamboo Earrings – with green turmalines, yellow turmalines, tsavorites, peridot, brown briolette diamonds, diamonds and rubies. 18k white gold. Fully articulated. Time of production 60 days.

Ralou Rallou Katsari  2014 ring - Anneau unique plaqué en argent sterling et rhodium plaque Rallou Katsari  2014 ring – Anneau unique plaqué en argent sterling et rhodium plaque

By Valente Daphne!By Daphne Valente

Athens  »Technopolis », » Building New Fournoi », 100 Piraeus str. , Gazi
Date: 8-February 15, 2015
Opening hours: daily from 12.00-20.00
Information: Tel.: +30  210 3475 518

30/05/2014

EXPO ‘SYMBOLS’ – Industrial Gas Museum, Athens (GR) – 31 Mai-9 Juin 2014

“Jewellery Art Workers” (J.A.W), the Association of Greek jewellery designers, is happy to announce the Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition S Y M B O L S, from May 31 to June 9, at the Old Retorts of the Industrial Gas Museum, at Technopolis – City of Athens.

Opening: Saturday, May 31st, at 20.00

42 Artists – Distinguished Designers participate in a dialogue around contemporary symbolism taking the form of pieces of jewellery, with the use of various materials and mediums.

Έκθεση SYMBOLS

These pieces of jewellery resist the ravages of time and arrive in the future as fragments carrying coded information – symbols of our times.
The past is reinterpreted, the present is recorded and the messages are carried to the future, using Inspiration as their guide and Art as their vehicle!
Art Video and Performances will be also presented and jewellery workshops and guided tours will take place during the exhibition hours.

Curator: Anna Chassanakou

Participating Artists: Kalliopi Arnaoutaki — Artemis Valsamaki — Stavros Vlachos — Melanie Georgacopoulos — Vasilis Giampouras — Akis Goumas – Aphrodite Goula — Stella Deligianni — Tania Drakidou — Artemis Zafrana — Thomas Thomidis — Victoria Ioannidou — Iosif Iosifidis — Anastasia KandarakiChristina Karakalpaki –  Apostolos Klitsiotis — Paraskevi Kokolaki — Vally Kontidis — Marialena Leondaraki — Katerina Malami — Lefteris Margaritis — Mary Margoni-Yannis Mandilakis — Katerina Meliopoulou — Maria Militsi – Sarina Beza — Fotini Nikolaidou — Sofia Papalexiou — Liana Pattihis — Barbara Perrakis — Aspasia Polyzou — Vaggelis Polyzos — Antria Prasinou — Eleftheria Stamati — Iosif Stavroulakis — Niki StylianouMaria Tsimpiskaki — Otsis (Vasilios Tsoutsoplidis) — Dora Haralambaki — Maria Chatzaleksi-Errikos Andreopoulos — Maria Psarianou — COSMOCHAOS Maria Apostolopoulou-Nikos Karakostas — D-OLIUM Sofia Bachlava-Vassilis Stamoulis

 

Victoria Ioannidou "Seed Pods-Seeds" (detail)  expo SYMBOLSVictoria Ioannidou « Seed Pods-Seeds » (detail)  for SYMBOLS

 Paraskevi Kokolaki for "SYMBOLS"Paraskevi Kokolaki for « SYMBOLS »

lianapattihis in her studio #workinprogress #jewellery #enamel leaves #LianaPattihis #artjewellery #necklace master-at-workLiana Pattihis in her studio – work in progress with enamel … in progress & yet so beautiful !

 

 

Technopolis – City of Athens
Industrial Gas Museum
100, Pireos str., Gazi, Athens.
+30 210 3475518, +30 210 3453548
press@athens-technopolis.gr
Visiting hours: Daily, 12.00 – 22.00

Contact: Τ. +30 6944687296, chassanakou@yahoo.gr,www.jewelleryartworkers.com
FB: J.A.W. Jewellery Art Workers

07/01/2014

Pour vivre heureux, vivons caché ….

« Un bijou peut se porter ostensiblement, mais on peut aussi vouloir le cacher. Sa préciosité devient alors un “trésor” que seuls connaissent celui ou celle qui le porte, celui ou celle qui l’a inventé. On rejoint là une idée chère aux dandys des temps anciens qui portaient des baleines en or dans leur col de chemise. Des artistes contemporains ont développé cette conception et créé leurs propres histoires. Un bijou, c’est essentiellement la présence de l’autre sur soi, transmis d’un patrimoine familial ou cadeau d’un être aimant. L’artiste peut décider de nommer bijou un objet et lui donner ce statut. Ainsi, comme le souligne Marie-Ange Guilleminot, on pourrait imaginer de donner ce statut au parfum d’un savon, qui devient ainsi parure-présence éphémère entre deux êtres complices. Virginie Bois l’a conçu avec de la fumée ou de la glace ………  [dans] une oeuvre qu’elle a réalisée il y a cinq ans pour un mariage. On lui avait commandé un bijou. Elle a alors proposé une feuille d’or qu’on applique sur la peau. Ce bijou ne vit que s’il est porté. Il change jusqu’à disparaître complètement. Seul le temps le vole inéluctablement. C’est une préciosité qu’on ne peut garder, un bijou qu’on oublie aussitôt après avoir choisi où l’appliquer. La feuille agit, impliquant naturellement une attitude de dignité devant ce qui est un symbole, une idée, une histoire. Seul le regard de l’autre révèle sa présence. L’art vous va si bien… » Marc Pottier

Le MAITRE de ce jeu de cache-cache étant bien sur Otto Künzli !

voir aussi  HOW TO PRONG & SET sur Pinterest ……

 

Otto Kunzli, Otto Künzli  Bracelet: Gold Makes Blind 1980  Gold, rubber  Photo: © VG BildKunst 2013Otto Künzli – « Gold Makes You Blind », gold, rubber, 1980 – a ball of gold encased in a black rubber bangle – INVISIBLE !

Marta Mattson - “Black Beetle” FlourishRing in copper, pearls, lacquer and resin 600£ Marta Mattson – “Black Beetle” FlourishRing in copper, pearls, lacquer and resin

Marta Mattson.  brooch made out of walnut wood, beetle, cubic zirconias, resin, lacquer and silver.Marta Mattsson brooch – made out of walnut wood, beetle, cubic zirconias, resin, lacquer and silver.

Etsuko Sonobe  Necklace  18-karat gold, pearls  http://etsukosonobe.comEtsuko Sonobe  Necklace  18-karat gold, pearls 
Nick Dong Ring - vivre caché .....
Nick Dong Ring – vivre caché …..
For the Ancestors. 2008. Ring. 18k gold, plastic, sapphire, aquamarine, Lawrence WoodfordLawrence Woodford - For the Ancestors. 2008. Ring. 18k gold, plastic, sapphire, aquamarine

 Alan Revere - "implosion" ring - gold, diamondsAlan Revere – « implosion » ring – gold, diamonds  inside out idea Ball Track bangle - Sean O'Connell -    Stainless steel, ruby ball bearingsSean O’Connell – Ball Track bangle -     Stainless steel, ruby ball bearings

Sam-Tho Duong – The Magic of GingerSam-Tho Duong – The Magic of Ginger – brooch in silver and nylon with dyed coral stones
Sam Tho Duong - brooch from "ginger" collection Sam Tho Duong – brooch from « ginger » collection

lia di gregorioLia Di Gregorio Bracelet « Pearls inside » in brushed yellow gold and white pearls.

Tina Chow designed bracelet - woven basketry with, inside, "free" rough stones ....Tina Chow designed bracelet – woven basketry with, inside, « free » rough stones …. free … and hide
The Rattle ring. Clever design with inside compartments for eight diamonds that will rattle inside the ring when worn - by john ReinholdJohn Reinhold – The Rattle ring -  inside compartments for eight diamonds that will rattle inside the ring when worn
kathy frey: sculptural wire jewelry - Floating Pearl BangleKathy Frey – Floating Pearl Riverstone Bangle 2011

KJL jet bangleKJL (Kenneth J Lane) jet bangle

Ring | G.Kabirski. Gold, sapphires and diamonds G.Kabirski -  Ring – Gold, sapphires and diamonds

 

Les boucles d'oreilles de Melanie Georgacopoulos

Melanie Georgacopoulos earrings

15/05/2012

EXPO ‘From Darkness to light’ – El.Marneri Galerie, Athens (Greece) – 24 Mai-29 Sept 2012

« From Darkness to Light »

The deeply symbolic work of the philhellene artist Stoian Donev, “Light and Darkness” is presented for the first time at Eleni Marneri galerie . The artist brilliantly utilizes the two contradictory meanings with the purpose to signify that with poetry, “light can dominate darkness”. Prompted by Donev’s work, 54 talented greek and international philhellene artists in the area of contemporary jewellery, painting and design get inspired and express their personal perception of “light conquering darkness”.

EXPO Grèce

The exhibition begins on Thursday , May 24th, 2012 at 20:00 and will take place in 4 parts.

Exhibition Schedule

Part  A    24/05/12 – 26/06/12 Opening  :  Thursday 24 May 2012, at  20:00            
Myrto Anastasopoulou — Calliopi — Joanna Cave — Katia Delatola — Erato Rallou Katsari — Christina Kellidi — Mira — Eleni Kyrmizaki Christina NiarchouPoly Nikolopoulou — Theodoros — Anna Tsalaga    

Part B  28/06/12 – 28/07/12  Opening  :  Thursday  28 June 2012 at 20:00             
Beckie Galanopoulou — Sophia Gaitani — Melanie Georgacopoulos — Danai Giannelli — Maria Sofia Gellou — Sofia Zarari — Maria Kaliabetsou — Chara Karamichali — Paula Lakah — Jeremy May — Giannis Mamoutzis — Olga Mergou — Nicky Stylianou — Tolias — Emilia Tsekoura — Dora Haralambaki.

Part C  02/08/12 – 01/09/12  Opening: Thursday 02 August  2012 at  20:00               
Svetlana Aristova — Maria Giannakaki — Giorgos Zoumboulakis — Maria Kamari — Maria Mastori — Katerina Mertzani — Dolly Boucoyiannis — Lina Mwysidou — Maria Papagrigoraki — Voula Priovolou — Vassilia — Vassiliou.                                                                          

Part D  06/09/12 – 29/09/12 Opening: Thursday 06 September  2012 at  20:00              
Argiris Aggelopoulos — Katerina Anastasiou — Chantal  Dalaporta — Connie Ochoa — Dimitris Dassios — Voula Karampatzaki — Constantinos Kyriacou — Antonia Lekatsa — Dimitris Nikolaidis — Stella Pissa — Eleni Pyrgioti Yiannis Siotis — Mary Triantafyllou.

  Konstantinos Kyriacou  Ring: Darkness and Light 2012  Silver, colourKonstantinos Kyriacou  Ring: Darkness and Light 2012  Silver, colour

Poly Nikolopoulou  Neckpiece: Inner Light  Silver, gold leaf Poly Nikolopoulou  Neckpiece: Inner Light  Silver, gold leaf Connie Ochoa  Brooch: Flashes of Light 2012  Lava stone, gold leaf,resinMaria Constanza Ochoa (Connie Ochoa) -  Brooch: Flashes of Light 2012  Lava stone, gold leaf,resin

"ενηλικίωση" by Ραλλού Κάτσαρη (Rallou Katsari) broochRallou Katsari -  »ενηλικίωση » brooch

Myrto Anastasopoulou  Ring: Wanderlust  SilverMyrto Anastasopoulou  Ring: Wanderlust  Silver

Christina Niarchou  Bracelet: Untitled  Oxidized silverChristina Niarchou  Bracelet: Untitled  Oxidized silver

Niki Stylianou  Neckpiece: Fragments 2010  Rubber hand cut + fabricated, aluminium, woodNiki Stylianou  Neckpiece: Fragments 2010  Rubber hand cut + fabricated, aluminium, wood


 

El. Marneri galerie
5-7 Lebessi & 16 Porinou Str
11742 Makriyanni, metro Akropoli
tel. +302108619488
fax.+302108668195
email:info@elenimarneri.com

 

20/08/2010

EXPO ‘I Care A Lot – Opening’ – Gallery Platina, Stockholm (Sweden) – 2 Sept.-2 Oct. 2010

A Portable Discussion about current issues in the Middle East.
42 juried jewellery artists from 22 countries showing work on the conflict

 Why jewelry?
« Jewelry is an intimate art medium within the private and the public space which offers a personal relationship and an encounter between the wearer ,the viewer audience and the actual jewelry. It is an invitation to start a conversation and it can make a meeting possible. The body is a portable show case and the wearer chooses what and how to exhibit on him/her. Jewelry express the wearer character and sense of humor, it acts as an extension to the wearer personality, indicating his/her group of belonging, it is asking questions or claiming its opinion about the reality in which we live in, about our society, our surrounding and ourselves« 

The project aim is to raise discussion about current issues in the Middle East through an international art exhibition in which jewellery is the chosen media.
42 pieces of artists from 22 countries were selected independently by five international jury members – experts in their fields of studies and practice: Dr. Otto von Busch (Sweden) – Fashion Activist, Love Jonsson (Sweden) – Craft Critic, Prof’ Vered Kaminski (Israel) – Jewellery Artist, Shari Pierce (USA, Germany) – Jewellery Artist, Dr. Nada Shabout (USA,Qatar) – Art Historian

Cause We Care.
The region’s history and present are seeded with continuous violent national, ethnic and other conflicts. In many aspects the Middle East is considered to be one of the most sensitive and unstable regions in the world; strategically, economically, politically, culturally and religiously. It is located in the center of the international politics agenda. Its historical role, its huge reserves of crud oil and its significance for the three largest monotheist religions are usually taken as reasons for the world’s ardent interest in the region. But the attitude towards the Middle East has pasted the point of a keen interest in world affairs. By now it seems clear that the Middle East is perceived, especially by consumers of Western media, as the place where world dramas converge, or – more accurately – collide. It is almost the opposite of the Bermuda Triangle: everything that happens there pops up on our radars.
What is the Middle East? What is the source of our attraction to it? Is it just that it happens to be the most eventful place on earth? What is the nature of our commitment to effecting the future of the region? Do we really care about what goes on there? Do we really care about what goes on anywhere that is elsewhere? Do we care about the Middle East in a way similar to the way we care about how people look at us? Do we care about it the way we care about what people see in us?


Artists : Adam Grinovich, Ana Morais Caldas, Anna Williams, Vivi Touloumidi, Annette Dam, Barbara Deriemaeker, Beatrice Brovia, Burcu Buyukunal, Caitlin Wood, Chloé Durand, Claire Baloge, Dalya Israeli, Deganit Stern Schocken, Einat Leader, Ela Bauer, Ella Wolf, Filomena Praça , Frida Åberg, Gular Mustafa, Hannah Joris, Iacov Azubel, Ingrid Römmich & Veronika Schmid, Jan Turzo, Katja Prins, Kristina Lugonja, Loukia Richards, Malaika Najem, Marieke Van Diepen, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Michal Oren, Michelutti Flavia Eleonora, Midori Ikeda, Miri Admoni, Noga Hadad, Nuria Briones Perez, Sally Von Bargen, Mervat Hakroosh & Rotem Lewinsohn, Tamara Navama, Teresa Milheiro, Ulla Ahola, Machteld Van Joolingen, Vered Babai,

EXPO 'I Care A Lot - Opening' - Gallery Platina, Stockholm (Sweden) - 2 Sept.-2 Oct. 2010 dans Adam GRINOVICH (SE) Jan_TurzoRotem_Mervat dans Annette DAM (DK)
 Jan Turzo - ‘Division’ – Slovakia – 2009
Rotem Lewinsohn & Mervat Hakroosh -  Forbidden Love – Israel, 2010 

Sally_Von_Bargen dans Barbara DERIEMAEKER (BE)Vered dans Beatrice BROVIA (IT)
Sally Von Bargen – Elegy USA, 2008
Vered Babai - Pinched Rings – Israel, 2010

http://comeunagazzaladra.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/claire_baloge.jpg
Claire Baloge (FR) -  Camel dung, gold leaf, silk (collier en crottes de chameau … j’adore !!)

« I have chosen to use camel dung, because  it’s shape and color. Although the use of camel dung in jewelry may provoke it also links: in those (not so) far-away countries, many people are still using these animals, and their excrement, in daily life, while some others, a few miles away , are smoking the cigars of the oil business. I have chosen to use gold because gold is the referential measurement on which the whole world economy is founded. It remains a major symbol for jewelry, almost everywhere around the world. While camels are traditionally emblems of the noble class, in the nomad society, a clear mark of wealth and importance. It seems to be two different temporalities, which are still sharing the same space, coexisting in the same territories. »

Machteld dans Burcu BUYUKUNAL (TR)
Machteld Van Joolingen – The Line

Gallery Platina
Odengatan 68,
Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.platina.se/Pressrelease/Icarealot_press.html
See more www.icarealot.me 

07/07/2010

COUP de … ROUGE at « I Care a Lot » EXPO online

 « I Care a Lot »  online exhibition

EXPO i care a lot

 icarealot is happy to announce about the opening of the exhibition at Platina Gallery, Stockholm : September 2nd, 2010.

More Great news! November 6th 2010 : Our third opening at Gallery Articula, Lisbon, Portugal ;)

 

COUP de ... ROUGE  at thumb445 dans Annette DAM (DK)
Ela Bauer (NL) ‘An’necklace -black & red thread

« This is a huge heart which actually is a huge knot. That is the key feeling in this work; a huge,  screaming (maybe bleeding..), knot- heart. The knot is such a paradoxical form; it consists of “one”, but through an action (of knotting) it becomes “two”, with a heart between them. At the same time it is the ground of endless processes which in themselves are not complex, but all together they create an unsolvable, knotted reality. An un-followable mass of actions and reactions. There is no wrong or right, just a complex, painful situation. » (Ela Bauer)

thumb478 dans Barbara DERIEMAEKER (BE) thumb477 dans Beatrice BROVIA (IT)
Katja Prins (NL)-’Bound by Blood’ Necklace – 2007 – wooden beads, cotton

 » This necklace brings together and mixes various prayer-necklaces, which only differ in detail. Prayerbeads are being used in several religions and they all have their own systematical design. The beads stands for the different prayers and by following the beads you can’t loose track and count while you are praying. The Roman-Catholic church has the ‘rosary”, the Islam has the “tespi”,  Buddhism (Nichiren) has the “juzu”and Tibetan Buddhism has the “mala”. Nowadays we are living in a time of globalization. Worldwide people are connecting more and more, not only economically, but also politically and culturally. Borders are fading and people travel and migrate more than ever. Out of that comes integration of different cultures and religions. Partly because of the not always so very successful integration-policy of many countries, extremism in certain religions also flourishes, conflicts arise. With this/my interpretation of the prayer-necklace I want to bring together all  prayer-necklace and make 1 out of it all.  A contemporary blood red prayer necklace. In my opinion the religions don’t differ so much from one another, they differ mostly in details. That’s what I want to show with this necklace. By bringing together all the prayerbeads, symbolically I want to bring together the different religions and with that the people. The title “Bound by Blood” stands for the idea that on the inside we are all the same. It also refers to the many wars (and with that the shedding of a lot of blood) that have been fought in the name of religion » (Katja Prins (NL))

thumb555 dans Burcu BUYUKUNAL (TR)thumb423 dans Chloe DURAND (FR)
Burcu Buyukunal (TR) -’Terrifying Beauty’ head piece – brass, cubic zirconia – Turkey, 2009

« My work is driven by conventions and societal norms relating to the body prevalent in history both past and present. Plastic surgery, alternative medicine, and ways of predicting the future are belief  systems whose underpinnings I am uncertain of. I use my work to illustrate my inability to reconcile the purposes, needs, and motives of these systems and the people who subscribe to them. As a fairly recent development in mass culture, plastic surgery is a system that suggests attaining beauty popularized by the media. ‘Terrifying Beauty’ focuses on the trends of cosmetic surgery, which  oftentimes impose the conception of Western Beauty, to question conventions of beauty and  challenge the function of jewelry as adornment. I created four pieces distorting the face in an unlikely way, contrasting and contradicting the purpose of traditional jewelry. I want my work to surprise and challenge people to inspire questioning. Suggesting something extreme, unusual, and irrational is one strategy to achieve this. I hope the viewer will immediately ask if they would or would not wear such pieces. I wanted to use gold first but it was expensive for me. So, I used brass that looks like gold in the photos. Then I noticed that material hierarchy was another convention. Thus, using brass supported my idea. My forms simply followed the function of each piece.« (Burcu Buyukunal)

thumb467 dans Claire BALOGE (FR)thumb466 dans Deganit STERN SCHOCKEN (IL)
Iacov Azubel (Argentina) – ‘Maim’ ring – 2009 – Gold filled Silver – Plexiglas – Mobile Water -Air Bubble

« The water in the subject being treated, andcolor global warming » (Iacov Azubel (Argentina))

thumb548 dans Ela BAUER (NL)thumb547 dans Exposition/Exhibition
Vivi Touloumidi (GR) – ‘wet’ necklace -  150 laminated tissues , black ink , tape, nylon

thumb527 dans Filomena PRACA (PT)thumb528 dans Flavia MICHELUTTI (IT)
Tamara Navama (Israel), 2010 -Bracelet -Aluminum, Copper, Epoxy – engraved, photo etching

thumb520 dans Gular MUSTAFA (Iraq)thumb519 dans Iacov AZUBEL (RA)
Sally Von Bargen (USA) – ‘Elegy’ Necklace – Brass, paper, digital photos

« ‘Elegy’ honors the individual men and women who left homes … travelled to Iraq for war and died there. It is about the pain of loss and lies, etched with the words, « lies brought this lament – this elegy of truth – these lost treasures.
Elegy is a monumental neck-piece consisting of over 4200 digital portraits. Each portrait shows one American man or woman who lost life in Iraq during the Bush presidency. Using public  records for the names and photos of the fallen, if no portrait was available a silhouette was used to represent the lost life. Each Elegy portrait is printed on acid-free paper, which was chosen for its workability. The prints were mounted on an intermediate paper layer and sandwiched back-to-back to form a simple 1.5cm x 3cm link.  The links were connected by brass rings and formed into 70 strands which terminate at brass disk. The disc is etched with the words, “lies brought this lament – this elegy of truth -these lost treasures. » (Sally Von Bargen)

 

 

online exhibition : Adam GrinovichAna Morais CaldasAnna WilliamsAnnette Dam – Barbara DeriemaekerBeatrice BroviaBurcu Buyukunal–  Caitlin WoodChloé DurandClaire BalogeDalya IsraeliDeganit Stern SchockenEinat LeaderEla Bauer – Ella Wolf Filomena Praça– Frida ÅbergGular MustafaHannah JorisIacov Azubel– Ingrid Römmich & Veronika SchmidtJan TurzoKatja Prinskristina LugonjaLoukia Richards– Malaika Najem Marieke Van DiepenMelanie GeorgacopoulosMichal OrenFlavia Michelutti — Eleonora Midori — Ikeda Miri AdmoniNoga HadadNuria Briones PerezSally Von BargenMervat Hakroosh & Rotem LewinsohnTamara NavamaTeresa Milheiro– Ulla AholaMachteld Van Joolingen Vered BabaiVivi Touloumidi

 

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05/07/2010

la Méditerranée comme lien de création …. petit tour par la GRECE

l’Expo est passée, mais j’aime cette idée (étant moi-même profondément méditerranéenne…) de la Méditerranée comme lien entre des créateurs et des créations …..

exposition « Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo » (Pescara, Italy, juin 2009)

http://www.pin.pt/pin2/images/stories/agenda/2009_06TerradiMezzo_02_g.jpg

…….. Et plein de créateurs GRECS à découvrir,que je ne connais pas encore !! :-)

la Méditerranée comme lien de création .... petit tour par la GRECE dans Adrean BLOOMARD (IT) robanvelika
Nenad Roban (Croatia) necklace (voir plus sur Flickr)

The artists that have joined the project are: Amandine Meunier (Morocco), Estela Saez Vilanova (Spain), Marc Monzó (Spain), Yiannis Siotis (Greece), Ljudmila Stratimirovic (Serbia), Anda Klančič (Slovenia), Alidra Alic,  Andre de la Porte (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ramon Puig Cuyas (Spain), Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus), Constantinos Kyriacou (Cyprus), Polytimi Nikolopoulou (Greece), Adrean Bloomard (Italy), Rallou Katsari (Greece), Selen Ozus (Turkey), Maud Traon (France), Sophie Robbe (France), Rana Mikdashi (Lebanon), Frederic Braham (France), Nenad Roban (Croatia), Pilar Cotter Nuńez (Spain), Ammal Labib (Egypt), Marijana Zebelijan (Montenegro), Petra Bole (Slovenia), Natasa Grandovec (Slovenia), Romi Bukovec (Slovenia), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy), Giovanni Sicuro (Italy), Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy), Mirjana Rankovic (Serbia), Rossella Tornquist (Italy), and Maurizio Stagni (Italy).

   

aglea2-big dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Rana Mikdashi  (Liban) ‘Algae’ serie – ‘clearing’ earrings, silver, fired enamel -
« On the beaches of Tyr there are huge black rocks, which become covered by vibrant green algae in May.  »

[poly1.jpg]poly+2 dans Amandine MEUNIER (FR)
Poly Nikolopoulou (GR) brooches

http://www.pin.pt/pin2/images/stories/agenda/2009_06TerradiMezzo_04_g.jpg
Maud Traon (FR) – bague ……. bleue comme la mer !

« The main topic of the event is the Mediterranean as the “sea between lands, border and connection sea between these lands”.
The Mediterranean is the line where north-west and south-east of the world meet and a crucial area for the future of humankind.
This point of contact may become, as the writer Samuel Huntington says, “the starting point for dialogue between civilisations”, where common features are mixed with differences and the respect for “diversity” is based on understanding and knowing other people’s nature.
Each community should learn from the others and teach to them: it is possible to break the “game” aiming at creating monolithic cultures only through these connections.
This was probably not understood in the past, but now a defined direction should be outlined and followed to achieve this objective.
Therefore, the “voice” of the Mediterranean is not coming from the past, but from the future, according to that balance between land and sea, belonging and freedom, where a living model does not demonize our need for establishing links or our need for freedom.
If it is true that hope is in the future, then assigning this message to an extremely contemporary and innovative art expression can help us achieving this objective.
This is the reason why Contemporary Jewellery was selected, as this is a sector of advanced research and experimentation halfway between design and tradition, as an expressive language to disseminate this message.

Through Contemporary Jewellery research, it is possible to highlight and give value to the cultural diversities characterising all communities living around the shores of this Sea.
This project has several purposes: promote the cultural heritage that has always characterised the Municipality of Nocciano, i.e. its Medieval Castle and Picture Gallery beyond the regional and national borders.
At the same time, this event includes the possibility to create a tourist-cultural movement between the Mediterranean Village and Nocciano, which are a few km far from each other.  »

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Rallou Katsari (GR) – ring

EXPO Mediterrannee
Augousta Themistokleous (Cyprus) (page du catalogue)

 

BOOK :
The exhibition catalogue includes the contributions by Rita Marcangelo – president of the Contemporary Jewellery Association (AGC) of Trento, Bianca Cappello – jewellery historian from Milan, Rita El Khayat – awarded with the Palma per la Pace and official patroness of the Mediterranean Games, and Ivan D’Alberto, director of the MAAAC of Nocciano

EXPO - Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo- catalogo
Terra di Mezzo – il Gioiello Contemporaneo incontra il Mediterraneo
Pescara: 2009 – 44 pp

n827530180_4159920_8827 dans Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR)
Yiannis Siotis - ‘Naturally Natural’ – Back Piece – Necklace

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Autres créateurs GRECS découverts :

* Loukia Richards (découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)
tout un travail naïf, attendrissant, méticuleux, basé sur les techniques textiles, couture, broderie… une « petite Pénélope » des temps modernes …..

137290 dans Artemis VALSAMAKI (GR)137289 dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
’17th Century Embroidery Interpretation ‘ cuffs, silk, cotton, pearls -  Embroidery sewing
Triple knecklace  – silk cotton semi precious stones gold and silver elements and plastic

« My work is inspired by old-fashioned activities such as sewing and embroidering. I admire how children transform ordinary materials into valuable assets and try to pay tribute to their game. I use natural materials – silk, wool, cotton, semiprecious stones. I produce small quantities because I work on my own. Every piece is unique and tells a story: of a couple meeting, a flower garland, and happy home. I search for vintage materials – buttons, textiles, stones. I want my jewellery to be funny but also detail orientated. I often use old garments, buttons and stones just to show that every material can carry a memory and still have a second life. » (Loukia Richards) (on CraftsCouncil page)

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Theodora Pantazopoulouearrings

(découverte sur le blog d’Amy tavern)

 

* la galerie Sagiannos (Athènes)
Makriyianni 3, Makriyianni, Athens, 18742
tel : 210/362-58223

 

* sur le site WEB de « MY PRECIOUS« , destiné à promouvoir le bijou contemporain GREC :
voir, entre autres,  Argiris AGGELOPOULOS :  (j’aime surtout sa série de bijoux mariant argent et textile), Christina NIARCHOU (TRES beaux bijoux de papier)

32189_1344248884006_1164764452_30824004_4056714_n dans BOOKS / BIBLIO27801_1314396697720_1164764452_30752018_7272804_n dans Christina NIARCHOU (GR)
Christina NIARCHOU – bague & bracelet

christina niarchou alternative jewellery
Christina NIARCHOU necklace

   
   

Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet - oxidised silver, textileArgiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) necklace - oxidised silver, textile, citrine
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS (GR) bracelet – oxidised silver, textile
Argiris AGGELOPOULOS  (GR) necklace – oxidised silver, textile, citrine

* of course,  Melanie GEORGACOPOULOS dont je vous ai déjà parlé , avec ses perles revisitées :

9622_167289865688_565065688_3277197_398095_n dans Chryssa DAMIANIDOU (GR)

(voir article :  COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace)

 

* M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou

2657_58729799126_55579249126_1477197_3000089_n dans Constantinos KYRIACOU (CY)
M C P- Maria Christina Papaleontiou  jewelry – AMAZING !!! :-)

* Maria APOSTOLOU, découverte sur « kit&caboodle » – j’aime beaucoup ce mélange « naïf », « enfantin » d’argent brodé de coton rouge …… un joli « coup de rouge’ ! :-) allez voir son site !

photo dans COUP DE COEUR
Maria APOSTOLOU-  felted ring – silver, felted merino wool   –  red thread earrings

Chryssa Damianidou, who just had an exhibition of her jewelry at the Municipality Gallery of Mykonos (from 25 june to 1st July 2010 : « QUEENS » exhibition )

18379_1276242999684_1638259298_708674_6928298_n dans Dora HARALAMBAKI (GR)28835_1408222739095_1638259298_984028_41485_n dans Estela Saez VILANOVA (ES)
Chryssa Damianidou necklaces

* Artemis Valsamaki :

Earrings<br /> Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Myrsini Mokka » src= »http://www.myprecious.gr/wp-content/uploads/1240428163.jpg » width= »259″ height= »203″ /><img alt= Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst
2009
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Artemis Valsamaki - Earrings – Silver, image applied on wood, amethyst, cat’s eye 2009 – (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)
Artemis ValsamakiPendant – Silver, thread, image applied on wood, agate, mother-of-pearl, amethyst 2009 - (Photo: Myrsini Mokka)

* Dora Haralambaki : récemment découverte, avec ses bijoux en porcelaine

Ring<br /> Earthenware clay with underglaze stains<br /> 2009<br /> Photo: Dora Haralambaki » src= »http://www.myprecious.gr/wp-content/uploads/1284481046.jpg » /><br />
<font size=Dora Haralambaki – Ring – Earthenware clay with underglaze stains  2009

 

 

* ECOLES : voir le réseau Européen, avec les écoles « Galileo School » à Athènes, le « Mokume Institute » à Thessalonique (dont je vous avais déjà parlé, cf article Projet Européen «Quand la pierre brute devient bijou !» 2009) et la « DIEK jewellery school » à Volos.

07/05/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Melanie Georgacopoulos – Deconstructing the pearl necklace

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Grece (GR),Melanie GEORGACOPOULOS (GR),perle(s) / beads/pearls — bijoucontemporain @ 2:48

Melanie Georgacopoulos ou « The Pearly Queen »Deconstructing the pearl necklace

http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/?module=images&func=display&fileId=83139

« The pearl necklace is one of the most classic items of jewellery, with connotations ranging from royal grandeur to petit bourgeois conventionality.
It therefore becomes very tempting to tamper with it, to deconstruct it and reconstruct it, in an attempt to rediscover what makes it so splendid.
This collection is composed of a series of necklaces which follow each other through an investigation of form, and look into the properties of the pearl as a material
. »

Melanie Georgacopoulos
l’idée la plus percutante est sans doute celle des perles coupées en deux ! 

Melanie Georgacopoulos a secoué avec douceur le collier de perles : c’est toujours un collier de perles, avec leur douceur, leur moiré, leur rondeur … et ce n’est plus « ça » !

« ça » ? « le rang » BCBG de la petite « bourge » accédant à ses 18 ans, le collier de Madâme, tout un symbole de la bourgeoisie des années 50, symbole que, déjà, Coco Chanel a commencé à secouer : longs sautoirs, perles « hénaurmes », vraies ou fausses ? Ah la la, comment évaluer sa bourgeoise -et le compte en banque de Monsieur- si on ne peut plus compter sur ses perles ??

Alors quand le bijou contemporain s’y est mis, ce symbole en a pris pour son grade … secousses sismiques dans les rangs !

Mais Melanie Georgacopoulos a beau couper, hacher menu, dégrader, facetter, enchainer, « entourloupiner » la chose, ce sont toujours des perles dont il s’agit et de leur calme douceur ….

COUP de COEUR !  Melanie Georgacopoulos - Deconstructing the pearl necklace dans COUP DE COEUR 27004_391584720688_565065688_4346545_1114313_n
collier « steps »

27004_391585385688_565065688_4346561_7680815_n dans Grece (GR)
bague de la série « pompons »

Melanie Geogacopoulos (GR)- collier 'open curtain'- pearls & oxidised silver
un de mes préférés, le collier « open curtain » …

Melanie Geogacopoulos (GR)- collier rectangle - pearls & oxidised silver

… avec celui-ci, d’une superbe modernité (me fait penser aux chaines de Annelies Planteydt) – collier « rectangle » – oxidised silver

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