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Now Now

Exhibition  /  13 Oct 2019  -  03 Nov 2019
Published: 02.10.2019
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Intro
Now-Now 等等 is the first exhibition in China to focus on South African contemporary jewellery. Through the universal language of jewellery, this exhibition hopes to establish a cultural connecting between China and South Africa beyond its current economic relationship.  It is through art and design that we can find common ground and speak to each other where words fail to translate.

Artist list

Geraldine Fenn, Carla Maxine Germann, Joani Groenewald, Nora Kovats, Eric Loubser, Liz Loubser, Carine Terreblanche, Nanette Veldsman, Erika Wessels, Gussie van der Merwe
In colloquial South African English, the phrase now now contrary to the original meaning of the word now, means in due time, and therefore can mean anything from in the next five minutes to in the next five years. With Now-Now 等等 we want say have a look what South Africa contemporary jewellery has to offer now, but also wait and see it’s future potential.

The jewellers featured in this exhibition range from emerging to established artists. Their creative processes question the traditional approaches to metalsmithing and jewellery, by use of a wide selection of materials that range from cement, wood, gemstones and resin with techniques like enamelling, carving, weaving, casting etc. Their jewellery pieces are visual translations of different themes such as identity, memory and meaning experienced within a South African context, but made universal though the language of jewellery.
 

Opening

12th of October, Saturday, 5 pm.
Carine Terreblanche. Brooch: Big-boned Wishbone, 2019. Wood, silver.. 8.6 x 2 x 12.5 cm. Photo by: Carine Terreblanche. From series: Mini-monumentaal. Carine Terreblanche
Brooch: Big-boned Wishbone, 2019
Wood, silver.
8.6 x 2 x 12.5 cm
Photo by: Carine Terreblanche
From series: Mini-monumentaal
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Geraldine Fenn. Brooch: Patriarchy, 2019. Silver, vintage African glass trade beads, steel pin.. 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Sarah de Pina. From series: Beads for Power. Geraldine Fenn
Brooch: Patriarchy, 2019
Silver, vintage African glass trade beads, steel pin.
5.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Sarah de Pina
From series: Beads for Power
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Joani Groenewald. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Silver, plastic, sand, glass.. 4 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker. From series: Dislocated. Joani Groenewald
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Silver, plastic, sand, glass.
4 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Hjalmar Bekker
From series: Dislocated
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Gussie van der Merwe. Neckpiece: Hong Bao, 2019. Copper, thread.. 35 x 11 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Gussie van der Merwe. From series: Hong Bao. Gussie van der Merwe
Neckpiece: Hong Bao, 2019
Copper, thread.
35 x 11 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Gussie van der Merwe
From series: Hong Bao
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Erika Wessels. Ring: Yewa, 2019. Silver. Photo by: Erika Wessels. Erika Wessels
Ring: Yewa, 2019
Silver
Photo by: Erika Wessels
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Nanette Veldsman. Earrings: Nothing Thinking of Nothing Red, 2016. Sterling silver, cold enamel.. 1.7 x 1 x 6 cm. Photo by: Nanette Veldsman. From series: The Walter Battiss Collection. Nanette Veldsman
Earrings: Nothing Thinking of Nothing Red, 2016
Sterling silver, cold enamel.
1.7 x 1 x 6 cm
Photo by: Nanette Veldsman
From series: The Walter Battiss Collection
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