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Invisible Thread

Exhibition  /  01 Feb 2021  -  27 Feb 2021
Published: 14.01.2021

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Due to the second Covid-19 lockdown in Germany, the dates for the beginning of the exhibition and soft opening have changed.
Invisible Thread.
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein
Management:
Monika Fahn
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Intro
Invisible Thread is a group exhibition by artists Mari Ishikawa, Mikiko Minewaki and Sayumi Yokouchi. Though each artist comes from very different places and experiences, this exhibition explores their unique visions through the contemporary notions of jewelry. Invisible Thread showcases each artist’s exploration of human nature and the complexity of everyday life.

Artist list

Mari Ishikawa, Mikiko Minewaki, Sayumi Yokouchi
The highlight of this exhibition features a collaboration between all three artists and a Senryu poetry artist, Rui Minewaki. Senryu is a form of short poetry Minewaki has practiced for over 40 years in Japan. Similar in form to Haiku, Senryu references aspects of human nature and emotions based on the theme of living now as it follows the structure of three lines with 5.7.5.

In response to Minewaki’s Senryu, each artist made a set of new works. Together, the work of Ishikawa, Minewaki, and Yokouchi along with the words by Minewaki become a meta-meaning, one that travels throughout the work in the exhibition, connecting one piece through to the next like an invisible thread.

Opening
Friday, 5 Fev, 2 pm - 6 pm.
Saturday, 6 Fev, 2 pm - 6 pm.
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm.


About the Artists
Mari Ishikawa
sees a parallel world through her everyday life she translates into jewelry. With various elements from the natural world as a theme, her jewelry offers tactile sensations by touch, which remind us of the physical presence of nature‘s ever-changing moments. Ishikawa lives in Munich, Germany, where she maintains her studio. She has been exhibiting her jewelry with photography worldwide. She also teaches internationally.
We can‘t see anything unless we try. Discovery begins with the sense of sight.
/Mari Ishikawa

Mikiko Minewaki’s work theme is finding hidden gems behind the familiar object. She selects things, such as soup bowls, disposable lighters, computer parts, pens, plastic models, tables, and stuffed animals that are commonly used in our everyday life, deconstructing them into jewelry. She is fascinated by the peculiar moments when familiar objects transform into jewelry and they no longer serve their original function. Minewaki studied jewelry making and design at Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College where she has been a full-time instructor since 1991. She enjoys sharing the exploration of materials through jewelry making with her students.

The starting point for Sayumi Yokouchi’s work is the notion of finding the voice in the materials. She is fascinated by the material handling and infinite expression of tactility offered through the process. Each of her pieces is approached seemingly randomly, while elements are carefully chosen and arranged in order. Yokouchi is an independent artist and currently based in Tokyo, Japan. She has taught at New York University as an adjunct professor and is invited as a lecturer, visiting critic, and workshop instructor at many schools worldwide.
I like when the material changes its original form and introduces me a whole new impression as a jewelry.
/ Sayumi Yokouchi
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Mari Ishikawa. Necklace: Water, 2020. Silver 925, antique glass.. 200 cm. Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise. Mari Ishikawa
Necklace: Water, 2020
Silver 925, antique glass.
200 cm
Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise

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Mikiko Minewaki. Necklace: A Letter, 2020. Plastic alphabets, stainless chain.. 8 x 8 x 1 cm. Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise. Mikiko Minewaki
Necklace: A Letter, 2020
Plastic alphabets, stainless chain.
8 x 8 x 1 cm
Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise

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Sayumi Yokouchi. Brooch: Conformation, 2020. Driftwood, ruby, rubber.. 17.5 x 2 x 2 cm. Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise. Sayumi Yokouchi
Brooch: Conformation, 2020
Driftwood, ruby, rubber.
17.5 x 2 x 2 cm
Raindrops - Cloud - Ocean - Promise

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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Rebirth, 2020. Silver 925, moonstone, silk.. 9 x 8 x 2 cm. Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Rebirth, 2020
Silver 925, moonstone, silk.
9 x 8 x 2 cm
Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream

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Mikiko Minewaki. Brooch: Garden, 2020. Tee whisk, nylon cord.. 5 x 5 x 10 cm. Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream. Mikiko Minewaki
Brooch: Garden, 2020
Tee whisk, nylon cord.
5 x 5 x 10 cm
Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream

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Sayumi Yokouchi. Necklace: Loop, 2020. Japanese security envelopes.. 110 cm. Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream. Sayumi Yokouchi
Necklace: Loop, 2020
Japanese security envelopes.
110 cm
Autumn Leaves - Future - Journey - Dream

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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Borrowed Scenery (before sunrise), 2020. Silver 925, aluminum, silk, kimono (silk).. 7.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern. Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Borrowed Scenery (before sunrise), 2020
Silver 925, aluminum, silk, kimono (silk).
7.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern

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Mikiko Minewaki. Pendant: Hobnob, 2020. Wooden sake cup, nylon cord.. 4 x 4 x 5 cm. Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern. Mikiko Minewaki
Pendant: Hobnob, 2020
Wooden sake cup, nylon cord.
4 x 4 x 5 cm
Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern

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Sayumi Yokouchi. Brooch: Spill, 2020. Silver 925.. 7.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern. Sayumi Yokouchi
Brooch: Spill, 2020
Silver 925.
7.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Random - Spill - Joy - Pattern

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