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METALLOphone: Museum

Exhibition  /  30 Sep 2020  -  15 Dec 2020
Published: 22.09.2020
The Bastion of the Vilnius Defensive Wall
Curator:
Jurgita Ludavičienė
Management:
Lithuanian National Museum, Jewellery School-gallery Vilnensis
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Intro
Its name is symbolic: a metallophone is an instrument capable of transforming metal into sound, and the sound of metal can become a sonorous narrative of innovative thoughts and images. The International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art METALLOphone takes place in Vilnius for the fifth time. It is the only international event celebrating metal art and jewellery in Lithuania that had been increasingly gaining scope and importance for artists and visitors alike.

Artist list

Volker Atrops, Alexandra Bart, Louise Bilgren, Jonathan Boyd, Valdis Brože, Attai Chen, Pia David, Marite Dominaitė-Gurevičienė, Patrícia Domingues, Mareen Alburg Duncker, Linnéa Eriksson, Jurgita Erminaitė-Šimkuvienė, Veronika Fabian, Benedikt Fischer, Laura Forte, Darijus Gerlikas, Fumiko Gotô, Tamara Grüner, Gésine Hackenberg, Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir, Carmen Hauser, Karin Herwegh, Serena Holm, Catarina Hällzon, Rasa Ilginė, Mari Ishikawa, Gintarė Janulaitytė, Karin Johansson, Svenja John, Ramunė Jundaitė, Margit Jäschke, Karina Kazlauskaitė, Lauryna Kiškytė, Jil Koehn, Triin Kukk, Karina Lazauskaitė, Helena Lehtinen, Sara Leme, Wanshu Li, Hanna Liljenberg, Niklas Link, Ria Lins, Sille Luiga, Camilla Luihn, Peter Machata, Jana Machatova, Sandra Malaškevičiūtė, Anna Maria Leiste, Märta Mattsson, Judy McCaig, Florian Milker, Helga Mogensen, Xavier Monclús, Pernille Mouritzen, Eija Mustonen, Kadri Mälk, Nanna Obel, Wiebke Pandikow, Sònia Pibernat, Neringa Poškutė-Jukumienė, Katja Prins, Vita Pukštaitė-Bružė, Brigita Rodaitė, Estela Saez, Nikolay Sardamov, Carina Shoshtary, Stefania Sioufa, Jenni Sokura, Alejandra Solar, Birutė Stulgaitė, Yuxi Sun, Jelizaveta Suska, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Daria Svirel, Janna Syvanoja, Anneli Tammik, Karola Torkos, Tarja Tuupanen, Flora Vagi, Kotryna Vaitekūnaitė, Maria Valdma, Chloe Valorso, Artemis Valsamaki, Andrea Wippermann, Corrado de Meo, Felieke van der Leest, Egle Čėjauskaitė-Gintalė, Eglė Širvytė, Greta Žeronaitė
For the second time, the Biennial METALLOphone 2020 will be located in the space of the Lithuanian National Museum, one of the oldest museums of Vilnius, in the historic bastion of Vilnius defensive wall, the defence building from the first half of the 17th century. The bastion, first used for combat and defence, later became a museum, the extraordinarily distinctive space of which speaks of an urge to defend – if needed, with a weapon – in order to preserve what we have. This binding, distinct, historically significant space is ready to welcome contemporary metal artists. Therefore, the theme of the 2020 biennial is Museum. Every artist has created works that they consider undoubtedly worthy of a museum, many an author walks the hallways of their imaginary museum. Lastly, museum strategies, such as preserving, storing, presenting, interpreting, disseminating, can also serve as a pretext for works of art to emerge.

The biennial METALLOphone: Museum invites artists to create and present works that are worthy of being exhibited in a museum; to reflect on what a museum is today when thoughts of the majority are directed to the future rather than the past; and more generally, what our collective and personal past mean to us today. It is an opportunity to apply the museum principles to your creative processes. And take the unique opportunity to see your work exhibited alongside millennium-old artefacts showcased in the bastion.

The project is financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.


Opening:
Wednesday, 30 September, at 6 pm.
R.S.V.P. by 29 September.
Please wear your museum-worthy jewellery!
Nikolay Sardamov. Brooch: Intersection, 2020. Bronze, silver, pigment.. Nikolay Sardamov
Brooch: Intersection, 2020
Bronze, silver, pigment.
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Laura Forte. Ring: Cube Emoticon, 2020. Silver, zircons, rubber.. 3 x 3 x 3 cm. Laura Forte
Ring: Cube Emoticon, 2020
Silver, zircons, rubber.
3 x 3 x 3 cm
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Mareen Alburg Duncker. Bracelet: Amberpear, 2020. Pearwood amber serrated.. Mareen Alburg Duncker
Bracelet: Amberpear, 2020
Pearwood amber serrated.
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Attai Chen. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Paper, paint, gold-leaves, silver, stainless-steel.. Attai Chen
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Paper, paint, gold-leaves, silver, stainless-steel.
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Jurgita Erminaitė-Šimkuvienė. Brooch: Role, 2020. Banana peel, silver, gold.. Jurgita Erminaitė-Šimkuvienė
Brooch: Role, 2020
Banana peel, silver, gold.
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Karina Kazlauskaitė. Necklace: Living Roses, 2020. Iron, gold, pig’s intestine.. Karina Kazlauskaitė
Necklace: Living Roses, 2020
Iron, gold, pig’s intestine.
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Hanna Liljenberg. Brooch: Seaside, 2020. Paper, acrylic paint, lacquer, silver.. Hanna Liljenberg
Brooch: Seaside, 2020
Paper, acrylic paint, lacquer, silver.
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Helga Mogensen. Necklace: The Shores of Japan, 2019. Japanese driftwood, silk.. Helga Mogensen
Necklace: The Shores of Japan, 2019
Japanese driftwood, silk.
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Eija Mustonen. Hand Piece: Mittens, 2016-2019. Nickel silver, copper.. Eija Mustonen
Hand Piece: Mittens, 2016-2019
Nickel silver, copper.
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Vita Pukštaitė-Bružė. Object: Iron Wolf, 2020. Steel, iron, ebonite.. Vita Pukštaitė-Bružė
Object: Iron Wolf, 2020
Steel, iron, ebonite.
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Stefania Sioufa. Necklace: Abyss, 2020. Silver, dry leaf of Cactus, old fabric canvas, pigments, resin, mixed jewelry techniques.. Stefania Sioufa
Necklace: Abyss, 2020
Silver, dry leaf of Cactus, old fabric canvas, pigments, resin, mixed jewelry techniques.
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Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Brooch: Fragile Cage, 2020. Naturally tanned reindeer leather.. 10 x 10 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Sanna Svedestedt Carboo
Brooch: Fragile Cage, 2020
Naturally tanned reindeer leather.
10 x 10 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Sanna Svedestedt Carboo
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Maria Valdma. Brooch: Off /2, 2016. Burnt wood, jet, silver.. Maria Valdma
Brooch: Off /2, 2016
Burnt wood, jet, silver.
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Chloe Valorso. Necklace: Snake Medicine, 2020. Python snake vertebrae, silver, gold.. Chloe Valorso
Necklace: Snake Medicine, 2020
Python snake vertebrae, silver, gold.
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Cup of Goldfish Tea on Beaded Water, 2019. Textile, ceramics (ready-made cup and saucer), glass beads.. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Cup of Goldfish Tea on Beaded Water, 2019
Textile, ceramics (ready-made cup and saucer), glass beads.
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