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Preziosa 2007: Timetales

Exhibition  /  23 Nov 2007  -  06 Jan 2008
Published: 01.01.2008
Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària
Place
Montcada 12-14
08003 -  Barcelona
SPAIN
Mail:
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Phone:
933 197 603
Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Hydra, 2006. Black coral, rock-crystal, acrylic resin, silver, white gold. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Hydra, 2006
Black coral, rock-crystal, acrylic resin, silver, white gold
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Intro
Time, an unknown quantity, a multi-facetted subject, is examined through three precise reference concepts: time-eternity, time-change and time-memory.

Preziosa 2007 has a strong theme: Jewellery as a representation of reflections on Time. Time, an unknown quantity, a multi-facetted subject, is examined through three precise reference concepts: time-eternity, time-change and time-memory. 

Timetales: time perceived and translated into objects for the body by eleven internationally-renowned artist-jewellers through reworking and transformation of forms, materials and content, which creates a network of reflections on the past, on the function of jewellery as memory object and its existence as witness to political and social reality, but also as a reflection on the very meaning of jewellery in the contemporary world.

The constant idea running through the exhibition is the mnemonic function of jewellery, which records today, in the culture of the present, the alternation of past stimuli (Memories of the past), of personal experiences (Private memories) and of variform signs of a multi-faceted reality (Traces of the present).
The invited artists have been chosen on the basis of the particular approaches to the concept of time that can be found in their work.

The exhibition will be organized in three thematic sections:

First Section: Memories of the past.
Retrospection lies at the root of the creative process which has led to the making of the jewellery presented in this section. Forms, techniques and materials providing associations that recall different pasts.

- The concept of metal as a pictorial surface has led GIAMPAOLO BABETTO to involve himself with famous paintings by Pontormo. The Renaissance work becomes a form of contemporary jewellery; the peculiar language of clean-cut geometrical abstraction is replaced by a surprising figurative choice.

- Archaeological finds, fragments of metal decorations inspired by the mosaic tradition and created using traditional Japanese techniques, are to be found in the jewellery by STEFANO MARCHETTI.

- Stylistic recollections of ancient jewellery constitute the work by the artist VERA SIEMUND, who examines the themes of inspiration, quotation and the particular past-present, continuity-innovation relationship in ornaments.

- The jewellery by RAMÓN PUIG CUYÀS emerges as notebooks on which are graphically recorded memories, emotions and suggestions of experiences, real or imagined, of an interior time and space.

Second Section: Private memories:
The jewellery in the second section accompanies us in the exploration of subjective time, in an individual psychological dimension in which memory takes on the role of identity builder and creation comes about as a narrative act.

- EIJA MUSTONEN’s jewellery is profoundly linked to the natural environment of her country, Finland. The beauty, the rarity and uniqueness associated in traditional jewellery with precious materials, have been transferred and attributed to the natural landscape, that is the protagonist of her work.

- The work of MARI ISHIKAWA can not be separated from the history and cultural tradition of her country, an integral part of her identity. Shinto, Buddhism, the art of the kimono and the tea ceremony make up a cultural inheritance which becomes a source of interiorized inspiration, surging up and coming back to life in her pieces

- In the work of JIVAN ASTFALCK jewellery is understood not as an article closed in the unequivocal reality of a given assembly of materials, but as a discourse on the object, a conceptual metaphor with which to offer new interpretative possibilities of reality

- MAH RANA considers jewellery to be an effective, concrete object-document of a personal history, and so works through projects that examine the meaning and the role of ornament, its rites, stories and meanings.

Third Section: Traces of the present.
The jewellery in this section does not attempt to offer a complete panorama of the pulsating magma of the present time, but could be considered as independent identity cards in which are reflected some of the discordant vibrations of our present.

- “Contemporary jewellery is dead”: the meaning, the forms, the materials, its use and the relationship of contemporary jewellery with the public are the questions around which the work of TED NOTEN comes to life and develops.

- In the jewels by KATJA PRINS is possible to find a perceptible ambiguous sense of the sublime when faced by an imminent, unstoppable ‘technologization’ of our daily lives, in which ever more sophisticated technological equipment conquers our bodies.

- The jewellery by TANEL VEENRE exudes an uncertain, dim light, a hazy vision, a penumbra populated with presences pervades his works, in which the organic mixes with the inorganic, where materials of various origins chosen and inserted into unusual contexts are charged with symbolic and mythological references. 

 

Activities

Meeting with the Artists

Saturday 24th November from 11.00 a.m. in the CaixaForum, 
Av. Marquès de Comillas 6-8. Barcelona, 

Meeting/conference with the artists.

For the participation please register at
+34 67 7 77 91 52 or luccapreziosa@artiorafe.it

CaixaForum-Centro Social y Cultural de la Obra Social La Caixa 
 
Eija Mustonen. Brooch: Lake with drops, 2003. Silver, linen, thread. Artist’s collection. Eija Mustonen
Brooch: Lake with drops, 2003
Silver, linen, thread
Artist’s collection
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Eija Mustonen. Brooch: Höytiäinen, 2003. Silver, textile, thread. Artist’s collection. Eija Mustonen
Brooch: Höytiäinen, 2003
Silver, textile, thread
Artist’s collection
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Vera Siemund. Necklace: Untitled, 2000. Stamped silver. Artist’s collection. Vera Siemund
Necklace: Untitled, 2000
Stamped silver
Artist’s collection
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Vera Siemund. Brooch: Untitled, 2000. Stamped copper enamelled. Artist’s collection. Vera Siemund
Brooch: Untitled, 2000
Stamped copper enamelled
Artist’s collection
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Thaw, 2006. Black coral, pearls, acrylic resin, gold. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Thaw, 2006
Black coral, pearls, acrylic resin, gold
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Ted Noten. Piece: Chew your own brooch. Kit, 1998. Cardboard box, chewing gum, plastic box with chalk powder, stamps. Artist’s collection. Ted Noten
Piece: Chew your own brooch. Kit, 1998
Cardboard box, chewing gum, plastic box with chalk powder, stamps
Artist’s collection
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Ted Noten. Piece: Chew your own brooch. Kit, 1998. Cardboard box, chewing gum, plastic box with chalk powder, stamps. Artist’s collection. Ted Noten
Piece: Chew your own brooch. Kit, 1998
Cardboard box, chewing gum, plastic box with chalk powder, stamps
Artist’s collection
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Katja Prins. Brooch: Untitled, 2005. Silver, plastic. Artist’s collection. Katja Prins
Brooch: Untitled, 2005
Silver, plastic
Artist’s collection
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Katja Prins. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Silver, plastic. Artist’s collection. Katja Prins
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Silver, plastic
Artist’s collection
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Stefano Marchetti. Brooch: Untitled, 1992-2007. Gold, silver. Stefano Marchetti
Brooch: Untitled, 1992-2007
Gold, silver
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Stefano Marchetti. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Silver, gold, copper. Stefano Marchetti
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Silver, gold, copper
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Jivan Astfalck. Necklace: On Memory and Loss–Chick Bones, 2004. Gold, precious chicken bones, artificial pearls. Artist’s collection. Jivan Astfalck
Necklace: On Memory and Loss–Chick Bones, 2004
Gold, precious chicken bones, artificial pearls
Artist’s collection
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Jivan Astfalck. Piece: Bandages for Broken Hearts, 2003. Vintage photographs, wound dressing, pearls, Czech/Bohemian glass cross, plaster cast, dragonfly-wing sealed in resin, electroformed feather and garnet set silver circle, sticky plaster stitched with garnet beads, electroformed oak-leaf, twig, red thread. Installation, artist’s collection. Jivan Astfalck
Piece: Bandages for Broken Hearts, 2003
Vintage photographs, wound dressing, pearls, Czech/Bohemian glass cross, plaster cast, dragonfly-wing sealed in resin, electroformed feather and garnet set silver circle, sticky plaster stitched with garnet beads, electroformed oak-leaf, twig, red thread
Installation, artist’s collection
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Ramon Puig Cuyàs. Brooch: Gulf of Sirte, 1991. Nickel silver, copper. Series. Artist’s collection. Ramon Puig Cuyàs
Brooch: Gulf of Sirte, 1991
Nickel silver, copper

Series. Artist’s collection


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Ramon Puig Cuyàs. Brooch: In blue, 1992. Nickel silver, copper. Series. Artist’s collection. Ramon Puig Cuyàs
Brooch: In blue, 1992
Nickel silver, copper
Series. Artist’s collection
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Mari Ishikawa. Ring: EN gold, 2005. Silver gold plated. Artist’s collection. Mari Ishikawa
Ring: EN gold, 2005
Silver gold plated
Artist’s collection
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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Musubi, 2005. Silver goldplated, Japanese Kozopaper, Japanese Laquer. Artist’s collection. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Musubi, 2005
Silver goldplated, Japanese Kozopaper, Japanese Laquer
Artist’s collection
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Mah Rana. Necklace: Toknot, 2002. Polyester cord, 100 metre cord. Artist’s collection. Mah Rana
Necklace: Toknot, 2002
Polyester cord, 100 metre cord
Artist’s collection
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Mah Rana. Brooch: Out of the Dark, 2001-2002. Gold, fabric, bone black pigment, lamp black pigment, oil paint. Four brooches. Artist’s Collection. Mah Rana
Brooch: Out of the Dark, 2001-2002
Gold, fabric, bone black pigment, lamp black pigment, oil paint
Four brooches. Artist’s Collection
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Giampaolo Babetto. Brooch: Da Pontormo, 1996. White gold, pigment. Artist’s collection. Giampaolo Babetto
Brooch: Da Pontormo, 1996
White gold, pigment
Artist’s collection
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Giampaolo Babetto. Brooch: Da Pontormo, 1989. Yellow gold. Artist’s collection. Giampaolo Babetto
Brooch: Da Pontormo, 1989
Yellow gold
Artist’s collection
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