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Gioielli alternativi: ingegno e creatività indossabile

Exhibition  /  20 Feb 2014  -  23 Feb 2014
Published: 11.02.2014
Fiera Abilmente di Vicenza
Management:
Nunzia De Feo
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Intro
The exhibition "Unconventional Jewels: Wearable Talent and Creativity", hosted at Abilmente on the Vicenza fairgrounds, is dedicated to body ornaments testifying to the happy mix between manual skills and courageous insights gaining their strength from artist’s experiences, preferences and personal histories.

Artist list

Acosta Luis, Alvarez Patricia, Alvarez Main Rafael Luis, Bartos Agata, Bone Elizabeth, Busnel Isabelle, Campbell Elizabeth, Castano Aurelio, Cruz Patricia, De Feo Nunzia, Delarue Marion, De Meo Corrado, Del Papa Clara, Esser Suzanne, Girardello Resi, Giusti Laura, Hadass Marianna, Hamman Liz, Haywood Joanne, Isola Paula, Laserbean, Lindblon Paula, Marcenaro Francesca, Martinez Rita, McLean Robyn, Mikiko Minewaki, Mongelli Maria Rosa, Perrone Louise, Quintelier Jelka, Romano Wanda, Swing Kit, Uniqeco, Usel Iulie, Valencia Stella, Vinci Monica, Violante Iolanda, Woo Seo Jeong, Zucchi Melania
The exhibition "Unconventional Jewels: Wearable Talent and Creativity", hosted at Abilmente on the Vicenza fairgrounds, is dedicated to body ornaments testifying to the happy mix between manual skills and courageous insights gaining their strength from artist’s experiences, preferences and personal histories.

Curated by Nunzia De Feo is organized by associazione Nurò established in Verona, that aims to enhance works by artists and designers working on contemporary jewelry.

The more than one hundred works that will be presented, created ​​by 38 artists from various countries, in their wearability, meet the need, as old as humanity, to create artifacts with which to inevitably communicate fragments of real life stories and for this reason authentic .

As stated by one of the participants, the London based artist-goldsmith Joanne Haywood in her interesting book "Mixed-media Jewellery", there is no limit to the choice of materials to use. The rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches exhibited are made ​​of ceramic, fiber, yarn, horn, leather, plastics, metals, wood, resin, silicone, enamels and fabrics, sometimes recycled and used in different ways to produce innovative solutions. Metal is not one of the preferred choices and is often absent or relegated to a marginal role.

In light of this consideration, the link is evident between this show and Abilmente, place of choice for fresh and important encounters with materials and experiences and with the objects of the workshops which characterize this fair.

In conclusion, these "unconventional jewels" possess an intriguing and captivating charm, sometimes as naive as disarming. They are characterized by a narrative or abstract language rich of symbolic or conceptual references and by a raw, bitter , pungent, or sometimes, by contrast, graceful, kind and almost childlike aesthetic. They offer rare moments of intellectual and spiritual empathy to visitors. They are "little living worlds" capable of awakening dormant emotions, never suspected inclinations and reflect today's contemporaneity crossed by the incessant demand for vitality and positive zeal.

Curator Nunzia De Feo
Paula Lindblom. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Mixed media, glass beads, silver 925. 3,5x3,5x4 cm. Paula Lindblom
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Mixed media, glass beads, silver 925
3,5x3,5x4 cm
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Louise Perrone. Necklace: Redhex Neckpiece, 2013. Flag fabric, buckram, nylon thread, magnets. 25x27x0.25 cm. Louise Perrone
Necklace: Redhex Neckpiece, 2013
Flag fabric, buckram, nylon thread, magnets
25x27x0.25 cm
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Joanna Haywood. Necklace: Artefact Neckpiece, 2009. Oxidized silver, cotton, natural dyes. 8.5x7.5x0.5cm, chain 58cm. Joanna Haywood
Necklace: Artefact Neckpiece, 2009
Oxidized silver, cotton, natural dyes
8.5x7.5x0.5cm, chain 58cm
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Elizabeth Bone. Brooch: Geometric, 2012. Oxidized silver with orange silk thread. 13x18cm. Elizabeth Bone
Brooch: Geometric, 2012
Oxidized silver with orange silk thread
13x18cm
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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Homeowner, 2014. Plastic models. 80x80x30mm. Right brooch: 90x90x30mm. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Homeowner, 2014
Plastic models
80x80x30mm
Right brooch: 90x90x30mm
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