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Débris Fertiles. Les Bijoux Résilients by Joyas Sensacionales

Exhibition  /  25 Nov 2017  -  30 Dec 2017
Published: 20.11.2017

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The Catalan collective Joyas Sensacionales presents the project Débris Fertiles, which is precisely born from the desire to explore the analogy between the world of inert material and human psyche - the slow process of transformation, materialize the irreversible imprint inscribed as well in the soul as in the flesh through a jewel.

Artist list

Xus Anglès, Núria Anguren, Montse Basora, Gemma Canal, Lourdes Carmelo Parra, Nicole Deuster, Carla Garcia Durlan, Alicia Giráldez, Lola Gratacos, Sebastià Macia, Clara Niubò, Ramon Puig Cuyás, Carme Roher, Fátima Tocornal, Silvia Walz
Gallery LA Joaillerie by Mazlo and ARKETIP association invite the Catalan collective Joyas Sensacionales to explore the concept of resilience, applied to contemporary jewellery design.
In psychology, resilience refers to the ability of an individual to "bounce back", to overcome trauma. Widely popularized by the work of the French ethologist and neuro-psychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik, this term originally defines the shock-resistance capacity of a material. The project DEBRIS FERTILES is precisely born from the desire to explore this analogy between the world of inert material and human psyche. How to represent this slow process of transformation, how to materialize the irreversible imprint inscribed as well in the soul as in the flesh, through a jewel?
This exhibition features the result of the research conducted by fifteen members of the contemporary jewellery collective Joyas Sensacionales since our meeting in March 2017, during the Jewellery Week in Munich, where this project was born.
The group Joyas Sensacionales (sensational jewels) was formed in 2008 at the initiative of Silvia Walz, an internationally renowned art jeweller and professor of jewellery design at the Massana school in Barcelona. The project stems from the desire to bring together former students to create some kind of creative platform, a field of exchange and experimentation, allowing emerging artists to break with solitude and pool their questions in the form of collaborative workshops. The Taller Perill, which Alicia Giraldez founded the same year, soon became the venue for the group's exhibitions.

The topic proposed by the gallery is therefore a continuation of the group's reflections, which already devoted five years of common work to the exploration of sensations. But at a time when Catalonia is experiencing one of the most serious crises of its recent history, the exhibition DEBRIS FERTILES is colored with an unprecedented dimension in the history of a collective, deeply animated by empathy and generosity. Beyond resilience, as recalled by Ramon Puig Cuyas, a member of the group, former professor at the Massana school, and emblematic figure of the Spanish contemporary jewellery scene, this exhibition aims to reaffirm the universal values of evolution, equity, collaboration and freedom attached to Art.


December 23rd, 2017, from 3 to 7 pm.
Fátima Tocornal. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Enamel on steel, rusty brass.. Photo by: Fátima Tocornal. Fátima Tocornal
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Enamel on steel, rusty brass.
Photo by: Fátima Tocornal
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Lola Gratacos. Brooch: Fragments 3, 2016. Nickel silver, ceramic.. Photo by: Lola Gratacos. Lola Gratacos
Brooch: Fragments 3, 2016
Nickel silver, ceramic.
Photo by: Lola Gratacos
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Montse Basora. Brooch: Simple Harmonic Motion 1, 2017. Nickel silver, resin.. Photo by: Montse Basora. Montse Basora
Brooch: Simple Harmonic Motion 1, 2017
Nickel silver, resin.
Photo by: Montse Basora
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Silvia Walz. Brooch: Iceberg 4, 2017. Steel, enamel, resin, plastic.. Silvia Walz
Brooch: Iceberg 4, 2017
Steel, enamel, resin, plastic.
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Xus Anglès. Brooch: Orgànic 2, 2017. Nickel silver, painting.. Photo by: Xus Anglès. From series: Passatges. Xus Anglès
Brooch: Orgànic 2, 2017
Nickel silver, painting.
Photo by: Xus Anglès
From series: Passatges
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