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METALLOphone: personally

Exhibition  /  02 Oct 2014  -  26 Oct 2014
Published: 27.09.2014
(AV17) gallery
Management:
Kristina Mizgirytė
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Intro
On the 2nd of October the second international biennial of contemporary metal art METALLOphone: personally will open. This second biennale was an invitation to the makers share their personal stories, told by metal. With 50 artists from all the world, this showcase presents a wide variety of choices in the creative process, since the materials until the type of piece.

Artist list

Billie Jean Theide, Andrzej Boss, Yu Hiraishi, Birutė Stulgaitė, Aric Verrastro, Nils Hint, Bridgette Shepherd, Aurelija Šimkutė, Babette von Dohnanyi, Yafit Ben Meshulam, Joo Hyung Park, Urmas Luus, Sam Mitchell
Selected artists:
Urmas Luus, Estela Saez Vilanova, Ana Cristina Berrio, Arric Verrastro, Bifei Cao, Billie Jean Theide, Andrzej Boss, Anita von Doorn, Galit Barak, Gisbert Stach, Anna Vlahos, Yu Hiraishi, Babette von Dohnanyi, Bridgette Shepherd, Yunjung Lee, David Olifant, Jennifer Wells, Jina Seo, Joo Hyung Park, Kamran Babrak, Ginta Zabarovska, Heidemarie Herb, Nicole Jacquard, Nils Hint, Holland Houdek, Noy Alon, Rita Rodner, Robyn Galway, Serena Holm, Sam Mitchell, Sondra Sherman, Tabitha Frost, Sophie Symes, Vincent Pontillo - Verrastro, Steffi Gotze, Lynn Hofmann, Valeria Dowding, Yafit Ben Meshulam, Dovilė Bernadišiūtė, Karina Lazauskaitė, Alfredas Daulius, Rūta Jurkūnaitė-Bruožienė, Šarūnė Vaitkutė, Aurelija Šimkutė, Birutė Stulgaitė, Eglė Čėjauskaitė - Gintalė, Romualdas Inčirauskas, Sandra Malaškevičiūtė, Vita Pukštaitė - Bružė

Metal art has considerably old traditions in Lithuania. However, it seems that these days artists work individually and pay attention only to client orders and wishes but not to their professional development or exploration of new ideas. Where are the challenges? Where is the opportunity to place yourself in a wider context? Where is the possibility to compete with the foreign colleagues? Looking for the answers to these questions Lithuanian metal artists in 2011 initiated the first biennial of contemporary metal art METALLOphone. It was dedicated to the city of Vilnius and it was proposed to look at the Lithuanian capital from a different perspective and artists were asked to portray it using metal.

In 2014 METALLOphone revives; on the 2nd of October the second biennial will be opened. The second biennial is not only dedicated to metal ART works, but also invites creators to share their stories told by metal. This METALLOphone is personal. Metal often speaks for itself – it glitters in silvery white, fascinates with rich rust color, and urges to touch it or repulses. This time 50 artists from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, the USA, Colombia, Poland, Sweden, Greece, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, and Japan tell their metal stories. Among the participants there are well known contemporary metal artists such as Billie Jean Theide (USA), Andrzej Boss (Poland), Yu Hiraishi (Japan), Birutė Stulgaitė (Lithuania) and also young and emerging artists like Aric Verrastro (USA), Nils Hint (Estonia), Bridgette Shepherd (Australia) etc.
 
The works of art are very diverse in style, in selection of materials and their concord, in techniques, and in presentation. Some are spatial, and some resemble gadgets or miniature furniture, others look like rather usual jewelry or conceptual objects. All of them present broad panorama of contemporary metal art. In this panorama the view supplements the word and vice versa, for sometimes the word provides an opportunity to take more profound and different look at the work of art. In a sense, these are nearly intimate metal stories of the artists about what happens when working with metal. The stories also reveal their standpoint about metal. After all, the stories explain why they chose metal and what this material means to them.
 
For this material means a lot for the second METALLOphone. To be more precise, it means everything.
 
The exhibition will be presented at (AV17) gallery, Aušros Vartų str. 17, and Lithuanian Artists Association gallery, Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius.
 
PhD. Jurgita Ludavičienė

Remarks

Opening: October 2nd, at 6 p.m.

Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aurelija Šimkutė. Object: XI, 2014. Silver plated bronze, diamonds, flock, magnets. 3x3x4cm. Aurelija Šimkutė
Object: XI, 2014
Silver plated bronze, diamonds, flock, magnets
3x3x4cm
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Babette von Dohnanyi. Object: Nuon Fluo, 2014. Ag 925 black plated, flourit stone, stainless steel. 7.5x6x3.8cm. Babette von Dohnanyi
Object: Nuon Fluo, 2014
Ag 925 black plated, flourit stone, stainless steel
7.5x6x3.8cm
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Birutė Stulgaitė. Object: Butterfly/ The Bow Tie I-VIII, 2014. Iron, silver, nylon. 20x22 cm. Birutė Stulgaitė
Object: Butterfly/ The Bow Tie I-VIII, 2014
Iron, silver, nylon
20x22 cm
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Yafit Ben Meshulam. Ring: Tweens, 2013. Sterling silver, plastic, resin, pigment. 2.5x4.5 cm. Photo by Tammy Dahan. Yafit Ben Meshulam
Ring: Tweens, 2013
Sterling silver, plastic, resin, pigment
2.5x4.5 cm
Photo by Tammy Dahan
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Joo Hyung Park. Object: The Moment of  Pleasure 19. Spoon with Fork 5), brass, Old cutlery, silver plated. 5x3x20 cm. Joo Hyung, ParkObject: The Moment of  Pleasure 19Spoon with Fork 5), brass, Old cutlery, silver plated5x3x20 cm. Joo Hyung Park
Object: The Moment of Pleasure 19
Spoon with Fork 5), brass, Old cutlery, silver plated
5x3x20 cm


Joo Hyung, Park
Object: The Moment of Pleasure 19
Spoon with Fork 5), brass, Old cutlery, silver plated
5x3x20 cm

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Urmas Luus. Object: Autumn Ball 2, 2014. Recycled old enamelled pot, steel wire. 7.6x6.6x3.8 cm. Urmas Luus
Object: Autumn Ball 2, 2014
Recycled old enamelled pot, steel wire
7.6x6.6x3.8 cm
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Display of the exhibition
. Photo by Karolis Milaševičius.
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