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I Do Not Cook Pasta, I’m Making Jewellery by Qian Wang

Exhibition  /  01 Jun 2019  -  30 Jun 2019
Published: 26.05.2019
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Through her work, Qian hopes to renegotiate what binds women to cultural activities such as cooking.

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Qian Wang
I’m not cooking pasta, I’m doing jewellery
Pasta, with all kinds of its shapes, has captured my attention. Actually, I don't like cooking very much, despite this is a traditionally female activity... So I hope to use a critical way to explain my intentions, that is reshape, redefine the activity of cooking.
Thinking about what binds the woman to cultural definitions, I reflect also on craftsmanship, connected to the female. I patiently weaving spaghetti, using symbols that refer to women's world, such as the form of the nest, that translates the position of woman in the family.
But I manage to exalt the qualities of the female world as a whole. I celebrate the woman in all her shapes. In fact, there is no aggressiveness, shouted protest, in my jewellery: the pieces are charged with a female sensibility.
As a jeweller, I experiment with the elasticity of pasta and with the possible combinations of spaghetti, cooked and intertwined as fabric. The combined structure is firm not easy to broken. I colour pasta diving it in a mix of dye powder and pure pigment, playing with soft chromaticisms that change from one hue to another one with great delicacy.
So I choose the pasta and, it is true, I cook it, but to transform it into bright jewels coated by acrylic, that denies their edibility and present them as colourful and elegant brooches.

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31st of May, Friday, 6 pm - 8 pm.
Qian Wang. Earrings: Untitled, 2018. Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.. 11 x 5 x 4.5 cm. From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery. Qian Wang
Earrings: Untitled, 2018
Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.
11 x 5 x 4.5 cm
From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery
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Qian Wang. Pendant: Untitled, 2018. Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.. 8 x 8 x 5 cm. From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery. Qian Wang
Pendant: Untitled, 2018
Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.
8 x 8 x 5 cm
From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery
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Qian Wang. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.. 8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Qian Wang. From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m doing jewellery. Alternative view.. Qian Wang
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.
8 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Qian Wang
From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m doing jewellery

Alternative view.

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Qian Wang. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.. 6 x 6 x 4.8 cm. From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery. Qian Wang
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Italian pasta with natural added pigments, silver.
6 x 6 x 4.8 cm
From series: I’m not cooking pasta, I’m making jewellery
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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