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Existential Parasitism. Contemporary Jewelry Bestiary by Rita Soto Ventura

Exhibition  /  08 Oct 2021  -  05 Nov 2021
Published: 21.10.2021
Existential Parasitism. Contemporary Jewelry Bestiary by Rita Soto Ventura.
Cultural Center Montecarmelo
Curator:
Rita Soto Ventura
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Intro
Existential Parasitism, Contemporary Jewelry Bestiary is a project by the artist Rita Soto Ventura, a distinguished national exponent of Contemporary Jewelry art. Inspired by "that magical realism so typical of Latin America", she created avant-garde pieces of portable art, and interweaved them with a fictional tale that focuses on her vision of parasitism.

An exhibition part of the III Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry.

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Rita Soto
A journey, like a tale, that takes place in Chile at the end of the 1950s, in the midst of a social crisis in which a female doctor finds parasites on people's clothes, each one of them having a controlling effect on whoever wears them. The story contained in an eponymous book is part of the project that combines wet collodion photographs and the 'jewels' of the exhibition.  
 
Rita’s works have been presented in different spaces and instances, including the Design Museum of London, England, Design Museum of Barcelona, ​​Spain, and the Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum, Portugal. She has recently been selected to be part of the London Cluster Jewellery (2021). She’s the founder of the LAJOIA Jewelry School and president of the Association of Contemporary Chilean Jewelers JOYABRAVA (2014 to 2018) and her work incorporates traditional Chilean handcraft methods such as the horsehair micro basketry (a technique originally from Rari).
 
“Most of the pieces were created during the Chilean social outbreak, in October 2019, and during an unprecedented pandemic in 2020-21. Crafting this imagery in confinement, surrounded by fear, death, hunger and violence, was the perfect instance to trespass the limit between the real and the unreal,” she says, and also to bring up ongoing topics: the Pandemic and the social crisis experienced in Chile, from the personal perspective of the 'Contemporary Jewelry'.
 
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 7:30 pm  Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm
Online: III Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry
Book: Existential Parasitism.Contemporary Jewelry Bestiary​
Next Venue: November 12 to 21 , Las Condes Design Store of Medular Diseño 
Exhibition view - Cultural Center Montecarmelo.
Exhibition view - Cultural Center Montecarmelo

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Exhibition view - Cultural Center Montecarmelo.
Exhibition view - Cultural Center Montecarmelo

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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential  Parasite, 2021. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread, silver thread, steel. 38 x 13 x 6 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread, silver thread, steel
38 x 13 x 6 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential  Parasite, 2021. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread, silver thread, steel. 38 x 13 x 6 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. On Body - 'The Actress'. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread, silver thread, steel
38 x 13 x 6 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism

On Body - 'The Actress'

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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread. 14 x 6 x 5 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread
14 x 6 x 5 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread. 14 x 6 x 5 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. On Body - 'The Improviser Musician'. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2021
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, cotton thread
14 x 6 x 5 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism

On Body - 'The Improviser Musician'

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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020. Horsehair, fishing line, painted silver thread. 24 x 7 x 4 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020
Horsehair, fishing line, painted silver thread
24 x 7 x 4 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020. Horsehair, fishing line, painted silver thread. 24 x 7 x 4 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. On body - 'The Jeweler'. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020
Horsehair, fishing line, painted silver thread
24 x 7 x 4 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism

On body - 'The Jeweler'

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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential  Parasite, 2020. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, silicone thread, silk thread, fishing line, silver, steel. 22 x 5 x 4 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, silicone thread, silk thread, fishing line, silver, steel
22 x 5 x 4 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential  Parasite, 2020. Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, silicone thread, silk thread, fishing line, silver, steel. 22 x 5 x 4 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. On body - 'The Andean Dancer'. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2020
Horsehair, vegetable fiber tampico, silicone thread, silk thread, fishing line, silver, steel
22 x 5 x 4 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism

On body - 'The Andean Dancer'

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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2018. Horsehair, copper thread, silver.. 6 x 18 x 5 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2018
Horsehair, copper thread, silver.
6 x 18 x 5 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism
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Rita Soto. Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2018. Horsehair, copper thread, silver.. 6 x 18 x 5 cm. From series: Existential Parasitism. On body - 'The photographer'. Rita Soto
Brooch: Existential Parasite, 2018
Horsehair, copper thread, silver.
6 x 18 x 5 cm
From series: Existential Parasitism

On body - 'The photographer'

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