Common Stories by Joya Brava

Exhibition  /  19 May 2017  -  25 May 2017
Published: 22.05.2017
Art Station
Jorge Manilla

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The organization of Legnica Silver Festival invited Joya Brava to exhibit fresh work coming all the way from Chile, as Identity is exactly the result of the last collective of 20 south-american artists, under the curatorial work of Jorge Manilla.

Artist list

Paulina Amenábar, Vivana Arévalo, Soledad Avila, Pascale Durandin, Mónica Díaz, Loreto Fernández, Gabriela Harsanyi, Caco Honorato, Noelle Labarthe,  Paulina Latorre, Massiel Mar, Valeria Martínez, Monoco, Ana Nadjar, Liliana Ojeda, Cecilia Roccatagliata, Vania Ruiz, Natalia Saldías, Rita Soto, Pía Walker
Beauty in domestic life: We believe that repairing and protecting are ingrained Latin American habits that give form to our aesthetical perception / Joya brava

This workshop, that lasted over a year, had two attended stages in Chile and one from long distance, becoming an alternative to a traditional formative process (specially in a country with limited access to contemporary jewellery oriented education). 

Thus “Common Stories” presents 20 series of work narrating personal visions on identity, providing evidence to what due to its permanent presence, becomes invisible. Home adornment, aging of materials, patching, precarious repairing, and all sorts of ingenious solutions that transform and keep useful those familiar objects surrounding us, were the starting point of our research. We believe repairing and protecting is a profound Latin American habit that shaped our aesthetical perception.
Loreto Fernández. Necklace: Mendings 2, 2016. Acrylic cord, waxed thread.. 28 x 30.5 x 9 cm. Loreto Fernández
Necklace: Mendings 2, 2016
Acrylic cord, waxed thread.
28 x 30.5 x 9 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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