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Barcelona: Found in Translation

Exhibition  /  03 Jul 2013  -  03 Aug 2013
Published: 18.06.2013
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"Barcelona: Found in Translation", or how the Barcelona experience influenced the work of 6 jewellery artists. The collection takes Barcelona as a topic, not as a geographic location, but as a reference, as an opportunity to express the dichotomy between local and global, traditional and contemporary, individual and collective...

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Emiliana Design Studio, Gemma Draper, Kepa Karmona + Marie Pendari�s., Marc Monzó, Ramon Puig Cuy�s, Estela Saez Vilanova
"Barcelona: Found in Translation", or how the Barcelona experience influenced the work of 6 jewellery artists. The collection takes Barcelona as a topic, not as a geographic location, but as a reference, as an opportunity to express the dichotomy between local and global, traditional and contemporary, individual and collective...

An exhibition curated by  Atta Gallery & Klimt02.

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Jewellery, small and portable art, individual yet communicative and never individualist, discreet and serious. It is probably a much more demanding art for the user than other traditional art forms (from painting to video art) that involve a contemplative distance that becomes protective. As such, understood in the context of the searching and critically exacting approach observed in the Barcelona school, it is an appropriate art not only for these oft-mentioned liquid times but also for the times ahead, which promise to be turbulent. Subtlety, privacy and exigency make for a sense of enjoyment that is in no way unimportant. With the complicity of the wearer, the pieces become exemplary and, potentially, stimulating for change and transformation.
In Klimt02's selection of Barcelona works, irony and rigour, simplicity and complexity, come together and cross paths, inviting contrasting readings of the pieces. 
I would say that these jewels are precious; in other words, they are important. In fact, the solutions adopted by these authors, while very different from each other, have one thing in common: they avoid ostentation of any kind. They fulfil the conditions of the best art, the most legitimate: they are meaningful and are the result of freedom and reflection. It is a relevant art. 

Excerpt of the text: The relevance of jewellery (Barcelona, 2011)
Àlex Mitrani, Art Curator
Ramon Puig Cuyás. Brooch: Nº 1409, 2011. Metal. Ramon Puig Cuyás
Brooch: Nº 1409, 2011
Metal
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Gemma Draper. Brooch: Ld9, 2011. Gold, paint, porcelain, reconstructed material, wood. Gemma Draper
Brooch: Ld9, 2011
Gold, paint, porcelain, reconstructed material, wood
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Marc, MonzóPendant: White Form, 2011Nylon.

Marc, Monzó
Pendant: White Form, 2011
Nylon

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Emiliana Design Studio. Bracelet: Peg-Top 2, 2011. Wood. Emiliana Design Studio
Bracelet: Peg-Top 2, 2011
Wood
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Estela Sàez. Brooch: Fireta III, 2011. Gold, silver. Estela Sàez
Brooch: Fireta III, 2011
Gold, silver
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Kepa Karmona + Marie Pendariès. Brooch: Nº43.7384176/7.4246158, 2011. Plastic, silver, stainless steel. , Kepa Karmona + Marie PendarièsBrooch: Nº43.7384176/7.4246158, 2011Plastic, silver, stainless steel. Kepa Karmona + Marie Pendariès
Brooch: Nº43.7384176/7.4246158, 2011
Plastic, silver, stainless steel


, Kepa Karmona + Marie Pendariès
Brooch: Nº43.7384176/7.4246158, 2011
Plastic, silver, stainless steel

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