Common Stories in Barcelona

Exhibition  /  Joya2017  /  14 Sep 2017  -  15 Oct 2017
Published: 09.08.2017

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The Catalonian Fashion Crafts and Bussiness Consortium is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Common Stories” that will take place on Thursday 14th of September at 18:00 h.

Artist list

Paulina Amenábar, Viviana Arévalo, Soledad Avila, Pascale Durandin, Mónica Díaz-Pinto, Loreto Fernández, Gabriela Harsanyi, Caco Honorato, Noelle Labarthe, Paulina Latorre, Valeria Martínez, Monoco, Ana Nadjar, Liliana Ojeda, Cecilia Roccatagliata, Vania Ruíz, Natalia Saldías, Rita Soto Ventura, Pía Walker, Massiel del Mar
This collective project started in April 2015. It was a collaboration between Joya Brava, the Chilean Contemporary Jewellery Association and Jorge Manilla, the Mexican-Belgian renowned artist and jeweller. He did a tutorship to 20 jewellery artists, and also worked as the curator of the exhibition.

The aim of the jewellers was to make visible their identity, their own way of making works from their Latin American roots. With a particular academic practice, new to the Chilean jewellery field, they worked in two stages; a concentrated face to face workshop and a more reflexive stage from distance.
“Common Stories” is a proposal of personal subjectivities, where the artists cross sensibility and materials, which talk about the ordinary, being everything that surrounds every day life. Through the artworks all the invisibility of the common is raised to visibility, in a poetic dimension.

Domestic aesthetics, home ornamentation, aging of materials, patches, precarious repairs and all class of ingenious solutions, which transform and keep useful those objects of every day life.
This exhibition has a deeply Latin American presence in the archipelago of these aesthetics, which tell its own story in a material and not literal way.
Joya Brava, September 2017


Thursday, September 14 th 2017, 18:00 h


Tuesday, October 3, 17:00
Speakers: Rita Soto Ventura, JOYA BRAVA President.
Pamela de la Fuente, JOYA BRAVA Founder Associate, ERGO Gallery Co-owner.
Alejandra Wolff, Visual Artist, Curator & Independent Critic, ERGO Gallery Co-owner.

Tuesday, October 3, 18:00
"Common Stories" Exhibition, Second opening at OFF JOYA BARCELONA 2017

Thursday, October 5, 10:00 to 14:00
Workshop: "ABOUT HAIR" Micro technique of horse hair weaving applied to jewellery.
Led by Rita Soto Ventura, Joya Brava President.
Registration by e-mail.
Vania Ruiz. Necklace: The password. Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze.. 50 x 20 x 2 cm. Vania Ruiz
Necklace: The password
Silicone rubber, textile trimmings, bronze.
50 x 20 x 2 cm
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Refuges I. Woven horsehair, vegetal fiber from Tampico, silver, stainless steel.. 8 x 6 x 6 cm. Rita Soto
Brooch: Refuges I
Woven horsehair, vegetal fiber from Tampico, silver, stainless steel.
8 x 6 x 6 cm
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Caco Honorato. Necklace: Plant Ghosts, 2016. Coigüe wood, pine plywood, acrylic paint.. 57 x 22 x 5 cm. Caco Honorato
Necklace: Plant Ghosts, 2016
Coigüe wood, pine plywood, acrylic paint.
57 x 22 x 5 cm
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Massiel del Mar. Necklace: Systems, 2016. Hand-treated paper, silver dust, thread, varnish.. 50 x 26 x 9 cm. Massiel del Mar
Necklace: Systems, 2016
Hand-treated paper, silver dust, thread, varnish.
50 x 26 x 9 cm
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