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Kosmos Kino

Exhibition  /  13 Mar 2014  -  16 Mar 2014
Published: 04.03.2014
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Kosmos and Kino. Two charachters at play; two stories laid out and entwined by artists Vivi Touloumidi, Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng, each exploring the jewelry medium in the expanded field.

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Vivi Touloumidi, Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng
Kosmos and Kino. Two charachters at play; two stories laid out and entwined by artists Vivi Touloumidi, Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng, each exploring the jewelry medium in the expanded field.

Vivi Touloumidi, in her work “What will kosmos say?”, asks if jewellery can contribute to social change. Her installation of about a hundred brooches, each hand-carved from volcanic pumice stone, addresses the role of jewelry in the present time of political and social turmoil, as well as the medium’s inherent implications: adornment, self-exposure and engagement in the public domain.

In Kino, Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng, having as a starting point the notion of entertainment - its power to engage an audience emotionally as much as physically - present a film work where jewelry is the essential character. The film looks at how jewelry has shaped, reinforced or subverted cliches of status, beauty, gender and power, through its portraiture in popular culture and media. 

As in a play, the works are in dialogue in the space of a small theatre: the materiality of Touloumidi’s hand-carved brooches highlighted by the immaterial projection of Brovia, Cheng’s film and vice-versa.

Kosmos Kino is an invitation to renegotiate the role of jewelry in our society: its power and its potential.
Vivi Touloumidi. Installation: What will kosmos say?, 2013-2014. Volcanic pumice stones, steel. Various sizes (average dimensions: 7 x 8 x 11 cm). Carved & textured by the artist. Vivi Touloumidi
Installation: What will kosmos say?, 2013-2014
Volcanic pumice stones, steel
Various sizes (average dimensions: 7 x 8 x 11 cm)
Carved & textured by the artist
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Vivi Touloumidi. Brooch: What will kosmos say?, 2013-2014. Volcanic pumice stones, steel. Average dimensions: 7 x 8 x 11 cm. Carved & textured by the artist. Vivi Touloumidi
Brooch: What will kosmos say?, 2013-2014
Volcanic pumice stones, steel
Average dimensions: 7 x 8 x 11 cm
Carved & textured by the artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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