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Between a break and a breakdown. Jewelry as a mirror of our times

Exhibition  /  16 Nov 2021  -  30 Dec 2021
Published: 04.11.2021
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Intro
The exhibition is part of the 5th edition of The Jerusalem Biennale, which will take place in November-December 2021 under the title of Four Cubits. The participants of the exhibition raise questions about the seam line that separates a break as a short period, as a space between actions and inaction, and our breakdown as individuals and as a society.

Artist list

Hakan Aktuğ, Şenay Akın, Filiz Ateş, Sara Bacsh, Feyzal Baykut, Einav Benzano, Burcu Büyükünal, Dania Chelminsky, Ela Cindoruk, Canan Durukal, Gözde Erdoğan, Keren Gispan, Rill Greenfeld, Efrat Habani, Ezgi Okur, Nazan Pak, Moriah Pollack Levine, Sara Shahak, Burcu Sülek, Leyla Taranto, Aisegul Telli, Deniz Turan, Gülnur Özdağlar, Selen Özus
Undoubtedly, the current era of forced breaks (lockdowns) and social alienation has greatly affected us, as individuals and as a society. The plague has disrupted and changed the reality familiar to us; the lifestyle as we knew it has changed from one end to the other. It caused, at once, a fundamental change in the patterns of life, the economy, and society, caused a rift, a turning point, and introduced another layer into our lives, a layer of instability, of uncertainty, which obscures reality. The plague highlights the fragility of existence for us and emphasizes, more than ever, existing problems, but on the other hand, it has opened a window for general, multi-systemic change, internal and external, personal and institutional.

The participants of the exhibition raise questions about the seam line that separates a break as a short period, as a space between actions and inaction, and our breakdown as individuals and as a society. How has the plague affected our mental state? Our interpersonal relationships, between spouses? Between parents and children? Between friends? Between colleagues at work? And even among strangers? What has changed in our priorities? In our ambitions? Has a period that is characterized primarily by uncertainty intensified our fears? Or, on the contrary, erased them?

The exhibition is the product of active discourse, meetings, comments, and enlightenment between 24 Contemporary jewelers living in different realities, at different stages in life, Turks and Israelis, who were divided into eight groups, each group chose the angle through which they examine or addresses the issue. The exhibition is part of the 5th edition of The Jerusalem Biennale, which will take place in November-December 2021 under the title of Four Cubits.

Opening:

Tuesday, 16 November, 7 pm.
Burcu Büyükünal. Brooch: What Now, 2021. Plexiglas, sterling silver, art clay, stainless steel. 7.3 x 1 x 7.3 cm. Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan. Burcu Büyükünal
Brooch: What Now, 2021
Plexiglas, sterling silver, art clay, stainless steel
7.3 x 1 x 7.3 cm
Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan
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Burcu Büyükünal. Brooch: What Now, 2021. Plexiglas, sterling silver, art clay, stainless steel. 7.3 x 1 x 7.3 cm. Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan. In context.. Burcu Büyükünal
Brooch: What Now, 2021
Plexiglas, sterling silver, art clay, stainless steel
7.3 x 1 x 7.3 cm
Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan

In context.

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Deniz Turan. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Wood, Silver925, Brass, Stainless Steel. 9 x 1 x 9 cm. Photo by: Ahmet Gulkokan. From series: Experience Beads/Remember. Deniz Turan
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Wood, Silver925, Brass, Stainless Steel
9 x 1 x 9 cm
Photo by: Ahmet Gulkokan
From series: Experience Beads/Remember
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: Thresholds, 2021. Aluminium, blackened silver, steel, pearls. 7 x 1.7 x 13 cm. Photo by: Davut Sahin. On body. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: Thresholds, 2021
Aluminium, blackened silver, steel, pearls
7 x 1.7 x 13 cm
Photo by: Davut Sahin

On body

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Rill Greenfeld. Necklace: Lockdown Cocoon, 2021. Silver925, brass, antique lenses, springs, magnets, hinges, organics,  Petri dishes. 10 x 2 x 15 cm. Photo by: Yasna Krutova. Rill Greenfeld
Necklace: Lockdown Cocoon, 2021
Silver925, brass, antique lenses, springs, magnets, hinges, organics,  Petri dishes
10 x 2 x 15 cm
Photo by: Yasna Krutova
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Selen Özus. Necklace: Untitled, 2021. Porcelain, silver, copper, enamel, silk fabric. 7 x 3 x 7 cm. Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan. From series: BOTHS SIDES. Selen Özus
Necklace: Untitled, 2021
Porcelain, silver, copper, enamel, silk fabric
7 x 3 x 7 cm
Photo by: Ahmet Gülkokan
From series: BOTHS SIDES
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Einav Benzano. Neckpiece: FADED, 2021. Fine silver thread, silver 925 , Cotton ribbon, white thread. 45 x 10.5 cm. Photo by: Laurent David-Larmet. Einav Benzano
Neckpiece: FADED, 2021
Fine silver thread, silver 925 , Cotton ribbon, white thread
45 x 10.5 cm
Photo by: Laurent David-Larmet
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Aisegul Telli. Necklace: f, i, n, e, 2021. Brass Sprues. f 3.5 x 2.5 cm/ i 4 x 2.5 cm/ n 4 x 3.5 cm/ e 3.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Aisegul Telli. From series: How Do You Feel Today. Aisegul Telli
Necklace: f, i, n, e, 2021
Brass Sprues
f 3.5 x 2.5 cm/ i 4 x 2.5 cm/ n 4 x 3.5 cm/ e 3.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Aisegul Telli
From series: How Do You Feel Today
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