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26/05/2011

EXPO ‘Brooch / Bross’ – Sterling Gallery, Budapest (HU) – 26 Mai-17 Juin 2011

The Sterling Gallery cordially invites you to an exclusive exhibition, entitled BROOCH, of young contemporary artists.

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Sterling Gallery located in Budapest (H) organizing an exclusive exhibition, entitled BROOCH in order to create an interactive information exchange, a dialogue, a conversation or a meeting between Hungarian and international artists from different countries.

The jewel as a « household object » has pronounced functional complexity.
It has both a role and a tradition in each community.
It can be inferred from certain eras, cultures, ethnic groups and lifestyles, habits and thinking.
It might be a sign, or a symbol which is answering to a non-asked question.
It can refer to the wearer’s age, identity, the religious affiliation, marital status.
It is the distinguishing sign of the everyday and the holidays, a status symbol.
It is a part of magical and practical function in people’s lives.
A jewel fits the body and it’s present in clothing.
The jewel expresses the relationship between people.
The brooch, brooches have also been made in the Bronze Age, Greek, Roman and in other European workshops.

These had a functional role as indispensable elements of clothing and self representation.
The brooches had the force to join, screw and fix the fabric of the cloth.
The use of the buttons and buckles took the practical role of the brooch away, but in the same time the aesthetic function of the brooch has been enhanced.

Exhibited artists : 
Abaffy Klára — Adám Krisztián — Bartl Dora — Dávid Attila Norbert –Egri Zoltán — Egi Marcell — Ferenczi Vanda –Fördős Bence — Noémi Gera  –Gaál Gyöngyvér — Előd Halász  — Huber Kinga — Kecskés Orsolya — Király Fanni –Krámli Magdolna — Réka Lőrincz  –Marosi László — Péter Vladimir — Simon Viktória — Sfomfai Krisztina –Slavei Tamás — Tóth Zoltán –Varga Viktór — Flóra Vági  — Vékony Fanni — Visy Dóra — Wladis –

Denise J. ReytanFelieke van der LeestJimin Park  — Constanze SchreiberSari LiimattaNoon PassamaLi Chu WuManuel Vilhena — Nick Mullins — Marta MattsonHelena LehtinenUdi Lagallina — Martina Mühlfellner — Valeria Hasse & Marcela Muñiz (Tota Reciclados) –  The IdiotsSofia Björkman

 

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Réka Lörincz – brooch ‘Super Trend’ 2011 -Gold, brand labels (textile)

EXPO 'Brooch / Bross' - Sterling Gallery, Budapest (HU) - 26 Mai-17 Juin 2011 dans broochesValeria Hasse (de TOTA Reciclados)

Sari Liimatta  Brooch: Not Enough 2005  Glass beads, metals, paint, rubber toys  Three brooches – avec Sterling Galéria Sari Liimatta – three brooches  ‘Not Enough’ 2005 – Glass beads, metals, paint, rubber toys

Helena Lehtinen  "garden" brooch –  Sterling Galéria Helena Lehtinen – garden

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Li-Chu WUMountain Landscape Brooch

Halász Előd - "Bang! You're Dead " brooch Előd Halász – Bang! You’re Dead

Flora Vagi brooch - wood Flora Vagi

Noon Passama jewelry -- brooches Noon Passama pins « extra button »

 

STERLING Ékszergaléria / Sterling Gallery
H-1092 Budapest. Ráday utca 31.
Nyitva: Hétfő-Péntek 12-20h
Phone: +36 1 323 0037
www.sterling-galeria.hu

Szombat: 10-14h

22/08/2010

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.).

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Silvina Romero (Argentina)

EXPO Think Twice - Mirla FernandezMirla Fernandes (Brasil) – necklace

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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

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 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’

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Jorge Manilla – necklace ‘de votos y ex-votos’

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Dionea Rocha Watt (Brazil) – ‘Vanitas’ – image made with silver dust

 dans Aurelie DELLASANTA (CH)Claudia Cucchi (Brazil) – Brooch-  Untitled 2005 – Silk, perspex, nylon, emerald

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Elisa Gulminelli (Argentina) 

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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

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

Marta HRYC - "aplastada"Marta HrycAplastada – Plata, algodon. 2009

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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
website: www.madmuseum.org
mail: info@madmuseum.org

Joyeros Argentinos

 

09/06/2010

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.

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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. »

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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)

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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

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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
B-7000 Mons (Belgique)
Tél. : +32-(0)65-84.64.67
Fax : +32-(0)65-84.31.22

 

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