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Nuda Vita. The practice of collective and political body

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  13 Mar 2019  -  17 Mar 2019
Published: 15.02.2019
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Intro
Adornment – Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry is pleased to present an experience of artistic production that stages the work of some of the most interesting contemporary jewellery artists. The initiative, curated by Ilaria Ruggiero, will be held on the occasion of Munich Jewellery Week from March 13th to 17 that ABC Westside Galerieand explores the value and the role of the public, collective and political body, starting from the expression Nuda Vita, coined by Benjamin and then developed by the philosopher Giorgio Agamben, interpreted here as an impossible condition, unspeakable concept, and artistic action. 

Artist list

Vivien Bedwell, Daria Borovkova, Corrina Goutos, Satomi Kawai, Anna Lewis, Nina Lima, Daniel Ramos, Daniella Saraya, Hansel Tai, Martina Turini, Tanel Veenre, Maria Ignacia Walker Guzman, Snem Yildirim
Nudity does not happen as a physical condition, but as a symbolic event of resistance and sensitization.
The exhibition presents the new collections of 13 artists of different nationalities who were invited to work on the idea of the political, public and collective body.
With an iconic concept as their starting-point, relating to their own cultures of origin, and linked to a form of oppression of collective and individual freedom, they have developed a body of work inspired by the chosen theme. This gave rise to provocative visions, games, reflections and distortions.

Each artist has focused on developing their own artistic research in a definite direction, conceptually developing the intimate experience, in order to return to it through personal and peculiar language: the role of women in society, the question of gender, sexual orientation, spiritual identity, consumerism and disposable culture, the dynamics of appropriation and cultural clash, slavery, the idea of beauty, regimes and dictatorships, mysticism and eroticism, disability and public spaces, are just some of the topics covered by these works.

The collections have been photographed by different photographers under the creative direction of Arianna Novaga ( Adjunct Professor of photography and communication at the IUSVE of Verona and Venice and professor of History and Techniques of Photography at the University of Trieste): Asia Flamini, Simone Franzolini, Marco Pauletto, Joan Porcel Pascual and Angelo Tassitano.

Each of the photographers involved elaborated, through their own visual language, the connotative symbolism of the various artistic projects, emphasizing and thus narrating the intimate and individual experiences of the artists, multiplying at the same time the number of voices and representations. Even the catalogue, resembling a dossier, is designed to be an open organism, continuously modifiable and available to include new projects. It responds to the necessity of not wanting to give answers, but of enhancing questions and investigations.

Nuda Vita represents the time when life is both experienced and reconciled. 

Concretely it aims to be an artistic movement, an open and continuous platform of reflection and stimulation to give substance to those studies, which see the body and existence as an area of exploration. It is an act of provocation and resistance, subversion and sensitisation, which focuses upon the body, through the medium of the jewel, as a statement of politics, identity and humanity.
 

Hours

From Wednesday, March 13th to Sunday, March 17th
Every day from 11 am to 7 pm.
Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Opening

Thursday: 14th of March, 4 pm - 7 pm.
Corrina Goutos. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Shell, headphones, silver, steel.. From series: Polymorphic Apploidæons. Corrina Goutos
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Shell, headphones, silver, steel.
From series: Polymorphic Apploidæons
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Satomi Kawai. Necklace: Smiling in Black is a symbol of obedience 1, 2018. Sterling silver, cast-plastic teeth, acrylic painted paper clay and silk thread.. Satomi Kawai
Necklace: Smiling in Black is a symbol of obedience 1, 2018
Sterling silver, cast-plastic teeth, acrylic painted paper clay and silk thread.
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Satomi Kawai. Necklace: Smiling in Black is a symbol of obedience 1, 2018. Sterling silver, cast-plastic teeth, acrylic painted paper clay and silk thread.. Styling photo.
. Photo by: Marco Pauletto.. Satomi Kawai
Necklace: Smiling in Black is a symbol of obedience 1, 2018
Sterling silver, cast-plastic teeth, acrylic painted paper clay and silk thread.

Styling photo.
Photo by: Marco Pauletto.

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Hansel Tai. Pendant: Untitled, 2018. Jade, surgical stainless steel, rubber, silver.. From series: Nude Jade Pierced. Hansel Tai
Pendant: Untitled, 2018
Jade, surgical stainless steel, rubber, silver.
From series: Nude Jade Pierced
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Magnolia, 2019. Bone, reconstructed mother of pearl, chalcedony, silver.. Photo by: Angelo Tassitano. From series: Garden of Bones. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Magnolia, 2019
Bone, reconstructed mother of pearl, chalcedony, silver.
Photo by: Angelo Tassitano
From series: Garden of Bones
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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Magnolia, 2019. Bone, reconstructed mother of pearl, chalcedony, silver.. Photo by: Angelo Tassitano. From series: Garden of Bones. Styling photo.
. Photo by: Angelo Tassitano.. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Magnolia, 2019
Bone, reconstructed mother of pearl, chalcedony, silver.
Photo by: Angelo Tassitano
From series: Garden of Bones

Styling photo.
Photo by: Angelo Tassitano.

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Snem Yildirim. Arm piece: Examined, Certified, Under Control, 2019. Cotton, embroidery, thread, hook and loop fastener, transparent pvc film.. From series: Daily Obedience Routines. Snem Yildirim
Arm piece: Examined, Certified, Under Control, 2019
Cotton, embroidery, thread, hook and loop fastener, transparent pvc film.
From series: Daily Obedience Routines
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Snem Yildirim. Arm piece: Examined, Certified, Under Control, 2019. Cotton, embroidery, thread, hook and loop fastener, transparent pvc film.. From series: Daily Obedience Routines. Arm piece: Certified, picture with face.
. Photo by: Asia Flamini.. Snem Yildirim
Arm piece: Examined, Certified, Under Control, 2019
Cotton, embroidery, thread, hook and loop fastener, transparent pvc film.
From series: Daily Obedience Routines

Arm piece: Certified, picture with face.
Photo by: Asia Flamini.

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