21 Grams in Mons

Exhibition  /  22 Jun 2019  -  08 Sep 2019
Published: 25.04.2019
21 Grams in Mons.
Ruudt Peters
Gaëlle Cornut
Nadja Soloviev. Object: 21g, 2018. Fine gold, string.. 2.0 x 1.1 x 0.8cm. Nadja Soloviev
Object: 21g, 2018
Fine gold, string.
2.0 x 1.1 x 0.8cm
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Under the title 21 grams Ruudt Peters has organized a jewelry exhibition where a large number of artists where asked to make a jewel with the weight and content of the soul 21 grams, to develop specifically for this exhibition. There will be an equal number of western and eastern artists invited to take part in the exhibition.

Artist list

Paul Adie, Peter Bauhuis, Helen Britton, Bifei Cao, Carla Castiajo, Aaron Patrick Decker, Peter Deckers, Patrícia Domingues, Yanli Duan, Iris Eichenberg, Nedda El Asmar, Sara Gackowska, Adam Grinovich, Xin Guo, Sophie Hangarth, Ann-Kathrin Hartel, Jing He, Nils Hint, Meiing Hsu, Meiri Ishida, Koen Jacobs, Xueling Jin, Junwon Jung, Lauren Kalman, Heejoo Kim, Seulgi Kwon, Heng Lee, Helena Lehtinen, Yinliang Li, Xiao Liu, Urmas Lüüs, Suska Mackert, Lilian Mattuschka, Kadri Mälk, Chequita Nahar, Xianou Ni, Evert Nijland, Ted Noten, Pavel Opocensky, Seth Papac, Ruudt Peters, Annika Pettersson, Karen Pontoppidan, Suzanne Pugh, Estela Saez Vilanova, Nina Sajet, Sondra Sherman, Robert Smit, Nadja Soloviev, Jie Sun, Tore Svensson, Anneleen Swillen, Edu Tarin, Terhi Tolvanen, Vivi Touloumidi, Fabrizio Tridenti, Frank Verkade, Xiaojia Wang, Xiaoxin Wang, Zhenghong Wang, Chumeng Weng, Mian Wu, Chenqian Xu, Xihan Zhai, Chenzhi Zhang, Kun Zhang, Zaozao Zhang, Zhi Zhang
The installation of the artworks is an important part of the concept. The works of the 21 grams jewelry will be present on scales to verify whether an artist has succeeded in the weight of the soul 21 grams to meet. 
With the intention to prove the existence of the human soul scientifically MacDougall introduced in 1907 a medical experiment by six patients roads during their dying process. The beds were positioned on an industrial scale so that the weight of the patient before, during, and could be held in the holes after death. The patients lost directly or minutes to hours after death 21 grams weight. This minimal research shows that the soul has a substantial weight. The concept of 21 grams has a mysterious imagination that is attractive to artists. The weight of 21 grams is both imaginative and literally for jewellery makers a challenge.

21 grams was exhibited at 2018 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial and Munich Jewellery Week, and it now travels to Mons.
Ted Noten. Object: No Title Yet, 2018. Paper with the text soul, silverwire.. 20 × 18 × 5cm. Ted Noten
Object: No Title Yet, 2018
Paper with the text soul, silverwire.
20 × 18 × 5cm
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Patrícia Domingues. Pendant: Round duality, 2018. Reconstructed jade.. 1.5 x 8.5 x 8.5cm. Patrícia Domingues
Pendant: Round duality, 2018
Reconstructed jade.
1.5 x 8.5 x 8.5cm
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Xin Guo. Necklace: 1 gram - rebound, 2018. Silver plated, stainless steel, jade.. 30 x 10 x 1.6cm. Xin Guo
Necklace: 1 gram - rebound, 2018
Silver plated, stainless steel, jade.
30 x 10 x 1.6cm
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Chumeng Weng. Object: 86%, 2018. Chocolate. . 4 x 4 x 3 cm. Chumeng Weng
Object: 86%, 2018
4 x 4 x 3 cm
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Iris Eichenberg. Brooch: Soul, 2018. Salt, wool, coal, brass, gold.. 3 x 16 × 2cm. Iris Eichenberg
Brooch: Soul, 2018
Salt, wool, coal, brass, gold.
3 x 16 × 2cm
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Zaozao Zhang. Object: 21 grams (Chinese wing), 2018. Brass, gold. . 10 x 1.5 x 2.7cm. Zaozao Zhang
Object: 21 grams (Chinese wing), 2018
Brass, gold. 
10 x 1.5 x 2.7cm
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Mingjing Gao. Brooch: The World, 2018. Acrylic, resin.. 9 x 3 x 3 cm. Mingjing Gao
Brooch: The World, 2018
Acrylic, resin.
9 x 3 x 3 cm
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Yiping Sun. Necklace: Are You Back, 2018. Brass, glass beads, PVC wire.. 8 x 7 x 4 cm. Yiping Sun
Necklace: Are You Back, 2018
Brass, glass beads, PVC wire.
8 x 7 x 4 cm
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21 gram - the soul of jewellery with Ruudt Peters. 

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