Contemporary Jewelry Brazil - Finland. Polarities

Exhibition  /  07 Nov 2020  -  29 Nov 2020
Published: 04.11.2020
Contemporary Jewelry Brazil - Finland. Polarities.
Museu A Casa do Objeto Brasileiro
Miriam Mirna Korolkovas, Kika Rufino, Helena Lehtinen, Eija Mustonen

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Starting on November 6th, A Casa Museum of Brazilian Objects will hold the exhibition Contemporary Jewelry Brazil _ Finland: Polarities. Curated by Miriam Mirna Korolkovas, Kika Rufino, Helena Lehtinen, and Eija Mustonen. The exhibition presents the work of 36 artists specialized in art jewelry, 20 Brazilians and 16 Finns. Polarities is an exhibition that seeks to create a connection between two points physically distant from planet Earth.

Artist list

ANK, Ulla Ahola, Germana Arthuso, Josette Barban, Andrea Borges, Ana Calbucci, Gloria Corbetta, Alice Floriano, Carolina Gomes, Luiza Hermeto, Lucia Higucchi, Elina Honkanen, Jussi Järvinen, Minna Karhu, Sirja Knaapi, Nina Lima, Miriam Mamber, Kirsi Manninen, Minna Markkanen, Renata Meirelles, Renata Mellão, Iuçana Mouco, Maria Nuutinen, Nazareth Pacheco, Wiebke Pandikow, Miriam Pappalardo, Tiina Rajakallio, Anna Rikkinen, Kika Rufino, Hanna Ryynänen, Jenni Sokura, Janna Syvänoja, Nelli Tanner, Tarja Tuupanen, João Pedro Vellaco, Patricia de Paula
Integrating the 5th edition of the Joia Contemporânea Brasileira Program, an initiative of the A Casa Museum that started in 2011, the exhibition seeks to illuminate jewelry works that manage to promote the union between arts, crafts, and design. According to the curator, metals, gems, wood, leather, vegetable fibers, fabrics, and other materials dialogue with a wide variety of colors and shapes. This mixture of elements – now contrasting, now complimentary - and available both in Brazil and in Finland, if reflected in objects endowed with personality and to provoke reflections on adornments, originality, materials, and clothing, she adds.

In 2018, Miriam Mirna presented the work of 36 Brazilian artists at the Jewelry KORU6, in Helsinki. The Finnish reception of Brazilian work has narrowed ties between the jewelry production of the two countries, which makes the A Casa Museum now receive the 16 works from Finland.

Although A Casa Museum is focused on the development of handicrafts and design Brazilians, we have a certain tradition of receiving jobs from outside the country and putting them in touch with Brazilian artists. In the case of contemporary jewelry, our interest is in the intention that is placed in the piece, and the raw material used is part of that intention.
/Renata Mellão, director of the A Casa Museum.

During the opening, a body and musical performance by the artist Lucilene Moreira and by the musician and percussionist Caíto Marcondes is also planned. As part of its parallel program, a talk is planned with some of the artists in the show. From Brazil, the participants are Alice Floriano, Ana Passos, Lívia Mourão, Bémok Kapayó, Eneida Sanches, as well as curators Kika Rufino and Miriam Mirna Korolkovas. From Finland, Kirsi Manninen, Wiebke Pandikow, Tiina Rajakallio, Ulla Ahola, and Hanna Ryynänen will participate.

Friday, 6 Nov, 7 pm - 10 pm.
Talk on Zoom:
Saturday, 7 Nov, 3 pm.
>> Click here to register for the talk.
Opening Hours:
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am - 6:30 pm.
Nina Lima. Piece: 1/4, 2018. Brass, black velvet case.. Nina Lima
Piece: 1/4, 2018
Brass, black velvet case.
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Jenni Sokura. Object: Nameless, 2018. Porcelain, wax, rubber band
.. 11 x 15 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jenni Sokura. Jenni Sokura
Object: Nameless, 2018
Porcelain, wax, rubber band
11 x 15 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jenni Sokura
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João Pedro Vellaco. Necklace: Untitled, 2020. Oxidized 950 silver.. 35 x 60 x 10 cm. João Pedro Vellaco
Necklace: Untitled, 2020
Oxidized 950 silver.
35 x 60 x 10 cm
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Readymade marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass.. 20 x 3 x 75 cm. Photo by: Lassi Rinno. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Readymade marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass.
20 x 3 x 75 cm
Photo by: Lassi Rinno
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Kika Rufino. Necklace: Triz, 2018. Serpentine, steel, gold.. 38 x 7.2 x 1.1 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. From series: Peça para Pendurar. Kika Rufino
Necklace: Triz, 2018
Serpentine, steel, gold.
38 x 7.2 x 1.1 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
From series: Peça para Pendurar
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Miriam Mamber. Piece: Untitled, 2020. Gold, silver, magnet and brass.. 23 x 25 x 5 cm. Miriam Mamber
Piece: Untitled, 2020
Gold, silver, magnet and brass.
23 x 25 x 5 cm
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Maria Nuutinen. Object: The Gray Factor, 2020. Copper, Iron, Textile, Enamel. 42 x 50 cm. Maria Nuutinen
Object: The Gray Factor, 2020
Copper, Iron, Textile, Enamel
42 x 50 cm
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Nazareth Pacheco. Necklace: Untitled, 2001. Crystal, beads and razor blades.. 140 x 38 x 4 cm. Nazareth Pacheco
Necklace: Untitled, 2001
Crystal, beads and razor blades.
140 x 38 x 4 cm
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