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9 March Project: Contemporary Jewelry Exploring the Subject of Gender and Feminism

Exhibition  /  09 Mar 2020  -  07 Apr 2020
Published: 03.02.2020
9 March Project:  Contemporary Jewelry Exploring the Subject of Gender and Feminism.
GROUND Solyanka
Curator:
Katia Rabey, Masha Starikova, Alexandra Pavlovskaya, Bella Antonio
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Intro
March 8 - for some it’s a day to fight for women’s rights, against gender stereotypes and inequality. But for majority people in Russia, it is a day filled with stereotypical courtesies: flowers, chocolates and  “Let’s give mom a rest today”. March 9 for both is a sobering return to everyday reality, where women are perceived as serving staff, are paid 30% less than men on a similar post and are 5 times more likely to be killed in an incident of domestic violence.

Artist list

Alina Abaeva, Anat Aboucaya, Marina Anohina, Kaia Ansip, Bella Antonio, Hebe Argentieri, Tsagana Badaeva, Yotam Bahat, Elena Belova, Roberta Bernabei, Petr Bizar, Anna Butwell, Yuri Bylkov, Tim Carson, Olga Chereshneva, Laila Costa, Svetlana Filimonova, Maayan Fima, Justine Fletcher, Lisa Furno, Iren Gabelia, Barbara Garcia, Keren Gispan, Barbara Glez, Elena Gorbunova, Rill Greenfeld, Katherine Grocott, Fan He, Jennifer Hoes, Holland Houdek, Komov Igor, IntoInto, Orion Ivliev, Augustin Jans, Jussi Jarvinen, Xanthi Kaldeli, Komov Katerina, Ljubov Kedrina, Karin Kent, Tina Khmelnitskaya, Tatiana Kholodnova, Dasha Khoreva, Annabelle Kirkpatrick, Batami Kober, Jytte Kornbeck Løppenthin, Tatiana Korneva, Katia Korzh, Maya Kotelnitskaya, Erato Kouloubi, Verena Krems, Anastasia Kucherenko, Anne Lahn, Irina Latkina, Alisa Letsius, Tati Lobanova, Lorena Lazard, Carlo Lucidi, Maria Lykova, Jules Maillot, Maria Mamkaeva, Chiara Martina Davanzo, Gabriela Ramirez Michel, Alexander Nenilin, Alla Ozhegova, Tamar Paley, Sigrun Palmisano, Phosphor Jewelry, Tarya Polyakova, Katia Rabey, Anna Riess, Pavel Ryzhenkov, SAYMO, Philip Sajet, Linda Savineau, Valeriy Seredin, Ekaterina Sisfontes, Alena Smirnova, Masha Starikova, Kirill Stryuk, Maxim Sytnikov, Luca Ujvari-Zsiga, Qian Wang, Yadi Wang, Daniel Weinberger, Kathryn Yeats, Alia Zagirova, Sofia Zakharova, Francesca di Ciaula, Felieke van der Leest
Feminism and gender stereotypes more and more often become a subject of heated debates, editorials and Oscar speeches, as well as movies, TV-shows, performances, comic books and many other art forms. Contemporary jewelry art quite often touches on this subject as well, however, this form of expression still seems unusual to a Russian viewer who expects a jewelry piece to have a hallmark and carats rather than an opinion on a hot topic. Even Russian jewelry artists prefer small-circle events, contests and exhibitions with vague subject names, known only to themselves and their support teams.

9 March Project is an attempt to kill two birds with one stone. We want to bring contemporary jewelry to light by rising through it questions that are relevant for many: feminism and gender stereotypes. We want to show that contemporary jewelry is no less of an art form than painting or sculpture. We want to discuss women’s place in society and as a means of expression, we want to use something that was always, as women themselves, considered beautiful but insignificant - jewelry. We think that combining two controversial subjects can benefit both: people interested in questions of gender can through it learn more about contemporary jewelry and jewelry lovers will be able to reflect on modern feminist agenda.
 
The show unites 86 contemporary jewelry artists from all over the world, and it is the first event of this scale in Russia.

Opening hours: Every day, 12 pm - 22 pm.


In order to raise money for the show (construction, lights, polygraphy etc) we started a crowdfunding campaign at Russian crowdfunding platform Planeta.ru. To our backers, we offer a whole range of very cool rewards that we, curators / jewelry designers, make ourselves. Check them out!

Crowfunding link: https://planeta.ru/campaigns/march9
 

Opening

Opening: 9th March Monday, 19:00 pm.
At the opening there will be a performance by trash-jewelry artist Maria Aligozhina.
Orion Ivliev. Ring: Heartgina, 2018. Silver.. Orion Ivliev
Ring: Heartgina, 2018
Silver.
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Jussi Jarvinen. Chain: Soy Boy, 2018. Chipboard, cibatool, aluminium.. 170 x 19 x 4 cm. Photo by: Jussi Järvinen. Jussi Jarvinen
Chain: Soy Boy, 2018
Chipboard, cibatool, aluminium.
170 x 19 x 4 cm
Photo by: Jussi Järvinen
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Ljubov Kedrina. Piece: Flow, 2019. Silver.. 5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Ljubov Kedrina. From series: Passive Observer. Ljubov Kedrina
Piece: Flow, 2019
Silver.
5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Ljubov Kedrina
From series: Passive Observer
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Verena Krems. Ring: Nipple Ring, 2020. Silver.. From series: Nipple series. Verena Krems
Ring: Nipple Ring, 2020
Silver.
From series: Nipple series
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Anne Lahn. Brooch: Flower Power Girl, 2018. Copper, enamel, steel wire, silver.. 6.8 x 8.4 x 1 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Anne Lahn
Brooch: Flower Power Girl, 2018
Copper, enamel, steel wire, silver.
6.8 x 8.4 x 1 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Lorena Lazard. Necklace: Not One More, 2019. Iron, brass, automobile paint, image transfer in polymer clay.. 38 x 26 x 0.3 cm. Photo by: Paolo Gori. Lorena Lazard
Necklace: Not One More, 2019
Iron, brass, automobile paint, image transfer in polymer clay.
38 x 26 x 0.3 cm
Photo by: Paolo Gori
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Lykova Maria. Piece: My Beautiful Inner World, 2018. Nylon, aluminium.. Lykova Maria
Piece: My Beautiful Inner World, 2018
Nylon, aluminium.
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Saymo. Piece: I Will Say Nothing, 2018. Nickel, brass, leather.. 24 x 12 cm. Photo by: Ivan Pushin. Saymo
Piece: I Will Say Nothing, 2018
Nickel, brass, leather.
24 x 12 cm
Photo by: Ivan Pushin
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Miss Universe, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather.. 15 x 28 x 16 cm. Photo by: Eddo Hartmann. Object and necklace.. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Miss Universe, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather.
15 x 28 x 16 cm
Photo by: Eddo Hartmann
Object and necklace.

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Tamar Paley. Neckpiece: Talit, 2017. German silver (alpaca), printed textile, gold foil, printed parchment.. From series: A Fringe of Her Own. Tamar Paley
Neckpiece: Talit, 2017
German silver (alpaca), printed textile, gold foil, printed parchment.
From series: A Fringe of Her Own
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Sofia Zakharova. Brooch: Wanna Pray Maybe?, 2019. Silver 925, stainless steel, opal.. 8 x 13 cm; 8.5 x 14 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 9 x 14 cm. Photo by: Maria Stebeneva. Sofia Zakharova
Brooch: Wanna Pray Maybe?, 2019
Silver 925, stainless steel, opal.
8 x 13 cm; 8.5 x 14 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 9 x 14 cm
Photo by: Maria Stebeneva
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