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Breathing, thinking, doing: four contemporary jewellers

Exhibition  /  04 Jun 2022  -  22 Aug 2022
Published: 15.06.2022
Fabiana Gadano. Brooch: Oceans, 2019. Recycled PET plastic bottles, copper. 10 x 7 x 6 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Fabiana Gadano
Brooch: Oceans, 2019
Recycled PET plastic bottles, copper
10 x 7 x 6 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Intro
As part of the 3rd Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry called Abrancancha organized by Joyeros Argentinos, the MAP exhibits the work of Jorge Castañón, Fabiana Gadano, Graciela Lescano and Mabel Pena, Argentine jewellers who have left a mark on contemporary jewelry in the country and have paved the way for the development of this discipline.

Artist list

Jorge Castañón, Fabiana Gadano, Graciela Lescano, Mabel Pena
It is the first time a retrospective exhibition of these masters is held, who are internationally recognized and who have been the main creators of artistic paths with identity among current national jewelry artists. In addition, they are juries of  Joyeros Argentinos platform, they were part of the selection and award juries of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions of the Latin American Biennials of Contemporary Jewelry and work in the promotion of contemporary jewelry in the local area.

Jorge Castañón is a biologist. In the 90s, he opened his workshop La Nave to share with students his search, his interest in this ancient discipline that was reversed and positioned within the field of the arts. From that moment on, artist training and the visibility at his work have been growing in our country and abroad.

Fabiana Gadano is an industrial designer and has a degree in Art Curator. She trained in jewelry in the workshops of the well-known jewellers Sarquis and Castañón. She has been researching the expressive possibilities of PET plastic that she has recycled from bottles for many years. Her collections are exhibited in various centers in the country and abroad. She also works as a teacher and researcher.

Graciela Lescano is a biologist. Her pieces are distinguished by the use of color and contrasts. She trained in jewelry with  Jorge Castañón. She fuses jewelry and weaving. Knitting is part of her life, the way to express her story. From 2004 to 2018 she taught at her workshop called Fwiya. Her work has been exhibited in the country and worldwide.

Mabel Pena was trained in applied arts, scenography and costumes. She started to learn jewelry techniques with the well-known artists Sarquis and Garavaglia. Since 2002 she has taught at her workshop“Km0” and at  Prosam Foundation focused on mental health. In her work, she recycles plastic bags and takes their harmful presence in the environment as her theme. She has exhibited in Argentina and in other countries in America and Europe.

Contemporary jewelry has had an exponential growth in recent years in Argentina. From the very beginning, MAP museum has supported the Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry in Buenos Aires. Throughout the years, this event has become an outstanding Latin American axis of contemporary jewelry, as it make visible  the work of recognized and new creators together with other actors who contributed to visualize, organizing and promoting creation and multiplying creators and thinkers of contemporary jewelry.

Click here to visit the exhibition on the website.

Click here and you can also check out the various other exhibitions, talks and activities associated with the Biennial, a long term celebration of the diversity of voices found throughout the community of contemporary jewelers in Latin America.

Opening times:
Monday, 11 am - 7 pm
Wednesday-Friday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 11 am - 8 pm
 
Fabiana Gadano. Brooch: It is now, 2020. Recycled PET plastic bottles. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Fabiana Gadano
Brooch: It is now, 2020
Recycled PET plastic bottles
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Jorge Castañón. Ring: Yellow and black, 2020. Ebony, glass, linen thread. 4.8  x 6.5 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Jorge Castañón
Ring: Yellow and black, 2020
Ebony, glass, linen thread
4.8 x 6.5 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Jorge Castañón. Brooch: I can´t see, 2020. Found wood, ebony, bronze, turmeric, 925 silver, nylon. 12.8 x 7.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Jorge Castañón
Brooch: I can´t see, 2020
Found wood, ebony, bronze, turmeric, 925 silver, nylon
12.8 x 7.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Bracelet: Wetlands II, 2021. Recycled plastic bags, 3Dfilament, ink. 10 x 17 x 10 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Bracelet: Wetlands II, 2021
Recycled plastic bags, 3Dfilament, ink
10 x 17 x 10 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Brooch: Amazon wetlands, 2020. Sterling silver, 3D filament, ink, steel. 10.9 x 8.2 x 3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Brooch: Amazon wetlands, 2020
Sterling silver, 3D filament, ink, steel
10.9 x 8.2 x 3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Graciela Lescano. Necklace: Of enigmas inside, of guts outside, 2018. Cotton ribbon, silk, polypropylene cords. 43 x 26 x 3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Graciela Lescano
Necklace: Of enigmas inside, of guts outside, 2018
Cotton ribbon, silk, polypropylene cords
43 x 26 x 3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Graciela Lescano. Necklace: Following the trail, 2015. Waxed thread. 36 x 21 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Produced 2014-2015.. Graciela Lescano
Necklace: Following the trail, 2015
Waxed thread
36 x 21 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
Produced 2014-2015.
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