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Made By: and Friends

Exhibition  /  Stockholm Art Jewellery 2016  /  11 Mar 2016  -  13 Mar 2016
Published: 29.02.2016
Made By
Management:
Åsa Lockner, Agnieeszka Knap, David Taylor
KINO, 2014
. Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng
. Silver Screen, video-installation; Video (8 min), screen object (fine silver dust, reconstructed crystal, sandblasted steel).
KINO, 2014
Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng
Silver Screen, video-installation; Video (8 min), screen object (fine silver dust, reconstructed crystal, sandblasted steel)

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Intro
Exhibition part of the Stockholm Art Jewellery Spring 2016, where the Nationalmuseum Stockholm is organizing the main event: Open Space, Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.

Kino, in its original installment during Schmuck in 2014, presents a series of screen-objects (a ‘silver screen’, a brooch, a DVD case, the cover of which is made of a mirror-polished fine silver sheet) and a film where jewelry is the essential character, portrayed in its several socio-economic implications.
 

Artist list

Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Agnieszka Knap, Åsa Lockner, David Taylor
KINO, a project by Beatrice Brovia and Nicolas Cheng, plus jewellery and artefacts by Agnieszka Knap, Åsa Lockner and David Taylor.

A screen, similarly to a mirror, is an invisible object. It is like an empty space, actually you never see it, unless in that very moment when a projection, or reflection, reaches its surface.
Yet it is everywhere present in our lives: from the screen of the television - a medium that has relentlessly intruded, in the past 80 years, into our daily lives, replacing the fireplace and becoming the true hearth of the home; to the cinema, our modern time theatre, where entertainment is consumed as a precious and very lucrative commodity; to the pocket-size, portable and very smart mobile phones, the screen of which has become our main interface with the world.

Kino has as a starting point the notion of entertainment - its power to engage an audience emotionally as much as physically - but also entertainment seen as soft power, as an immaterial yet very valuable product.
The screen becomes the embodiment of this notion, an ambiguous object whose power is switched on when we, as an audience, project on it individual and collective identities, as well as our emotions or ambitions. The screen as a catalyst of our desires, but also as a medium through which certain expectations are projected back onto the audience.

Kino, in its original installment during Schmuck in 2014, presents a series of screen-objects (a ‘silver screen’, a brooch, a DVD case, the cover of which is made of a mirror-polished fine silver sheet) and a film where jewelry is the essential character, portrayed in its several socio-economic implications.
The film is constructed as if it were a ready-made piece of jewelry: fragments sourced from films from the 30s until the present day, where jewelry is of value to the development of the plot, are strung together to create a surrealistic narrative. No verbal commentary is provided, with the exception of the original bits of soundtrack, subtitles and conversations.

The counter-alter to the film, is the ‘silver screen’ on which it is projected: made from fine silver dust, encased in a cast crystal surface, the screen references the origins of the motion picture industry and its transition to the digital era. The fine silver dust enclosed in the screen, functions as infinitesimal pixels: the smaller the silver particles, the higher is the resolution and the glow of the projected moving image.
During Smyckekonst 2016, at Made By, we are presenting an edition of the video installation and fine silver screen.
Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng

MADE BY:  is a crafts collective based in Stockholm. This springs MADE BY: opens its doors as part of the National Museum initiated project ART JEWELLERY 2016. Åsa Lockner, Agnieszka Knap together with colleagues Beatrice Brovia & Niclas Cheng will present their work.
 

Hours

11 Mar: from 6 to 8pm
12 Mar: from 5 to 7pm
13 Mar: from 12 to 3pm
21 to 23 Apr: from 3 to 6pm
Agnieszka Knap. Brooch: Hello!, 2015. Enamelled copper, painted aluminium, silver. Photo by: Mats Håkanson. Agnieszka Knap
Brooch: Hello!, 2015
Enamelled copper, painted aluminium, silver
Photo by: Mats Håkanson
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Åsa Lockner. Necklace: Dusk, 2014. Silver, agate. Photo by: Mats Håkanson. Åsa Lockner
Necklace: Dusk, 2014
Silver, agate
Photo by: Mats Håkanson
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