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EXPO ‘Ashes and Diamonds’ – Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta (Finland) – 31 Oct.-25 Nov. 2012

Ashes and Diamonds
Contemporary jewellery from Finland

EXPO 'Ashes and Diamonds' - Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta (Finland) - 31 Oct.-25 Nov. 2012 dans Anna RIKKINEN (FI) Ashes_Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds is a curated contemporary jewellery exhibition, that’s part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012- program. Contemporary jewellery, which is rarely showcased in Finland, is a marginal and groundbreaking form of art. 18 artists and 36 works in total were chosen for the exhibition, which is curated by Päivi Ruutiainen (who’s currently preparing her doctorate on contemporary jewellery)  in cooperation with HUMAK and The Jewellery Art Association in Finland.
The mission of the exhibition is to break both the preconceptions about jewellery as an art form as well as the limits of the art world. The project will also give an opportunity for finnish jewellery artists to showcase their art and increase public knowledge of contemporary jewellery.

After Platina, the exhibition can be seen at :
Lahti, Finland: Muotohuoltamo, 3.10.2012 – 24.10.2012
Lappeenranta, Finland: Pappilan Pihatto, 31.10.2012 – 25.11.2012

Ashes & diamonds

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Artists :
Ulla AholaEija MustonenEero Lintusaari — Helena LehtinenVeera MetsoTerhi TolvanenMia MaljojokiTarja TuupanenKaisa Logren — Tiina RajakallioElo UibokandJanna SyvänojaAnna RikkinenElli Hukka — Clarice Finell — Kati NulpponenMaria NuutinenAri Pyörälä

Ashes and Diamonds: Helena Lehtinen, from series GardensHelena Lehtinen, from series Gardens

 Anna Rikkinen Anna RikkinenTiina Rajakallio, necklaceTiina Rajakallio, necklace

Ashes and Diamonds: Anna Rikkinen, pendant from series Varjojen huone (Shadow's room)Anna Rikkinen, pendant from series Varjojen huone (Shadow’s room)



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EXPO ‘SAUN(A)’ – A-Galerii, Tallinn (Estonia) – 21 Juin-18 juill. 2011

Classé dans : Elo UIBOKAND (EE),Estonie (EE),Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Veera METSO (EE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:05

You are the most welcome to the opening of SAUN(A) contemporary jewellery exhibition on June 21 at 17.00 in A-Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia.
The exhibition stays open till 18th of July.

Elo Uibokand and Veera Metso

EXPO 'SAUN(A)' - A-Galerii, Tallinn (Estonia) - 21 Juin-18 juill. 2011 dans Elo UIBOKAND (EE) 254957_1930063425533_1660671088_1917419_7206566_n

Elo Uibokand and Veera Metso have both graduated from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Lappeenranta, Finland. They share interest in expressing themselves through art and jewellery and through the same kind of thematical subjects.

The theme for the exhibition is “SAUN(A)” as this is a common and uniting feature in Estonian and Finnish culture. Sauna is a healing place used for relaxing and washing oneself. For us sauna represents warm, intimate and almost sacred atmosphere where one is revealed from disguises. Sauna is a safe and a cosy place to be quiet and take some time off, it’ s a place where different generations meet and knowledge and caring is shared. At the same time a very intimate and public space. Sauna is something that sustains and changes at the same time.

The materials used in the jewellery are the same one may find traditionally in sauna: wood, textile, brick, metal.

Elo Uibokand is working with various materials depending on the concept of the works, although she prefers natural materials like wool, bone, metals, wool, linen, ceramics. For her, jewellery is a very intimate and personal medium to communicate with. Through her work she comments longing, home; the vulnerability of human being, where intimacy, passion, fear, pain and beauty intertwine.

Veera Metso mostly works with natural materials. Her work is mainly material based –she prefers to listen to the material and follow its essence over trying to make the material fit into some purpose. The material and surface structure is the purpose. In addition Veera often has personal ideas behind her work from which she derives her solutions and inspiration. These are much like Elo’s themes: intimacy, touching, fear and spirituality. Body and jewellery being a path to all of them –a place to communicate, a place in-between.

200770_10150208976481982_664626981_9117657_1103744_n dans Estonie (EE)
Veera Metso – « Reflection and Respiration », »You’re the another », 2010, necklace

199529_10150208975996982_664626981_9117644_7627964_n dans Exposition/Exhibition
Veera Metso – « Reflection and Respiration » – « Failure to see you », 2010, brooch



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