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CANCELED / Nuda vita. The practice of collective and political body II

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020  /  11 Mar 2020  -  15 Mar 2020
Published: 19.02.2020
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Intro
On the occasion of Munich Jewellery Week, Adornment is pleased to present the second chapter of Nuda Vita, an experience of artistic production that presents the work of some of the most interesting contemporary jewellery artists.

Artist list

Vivien Bedwell, Daria Borovkova, Satomi Kawai, Anna Lewis, Nina Lima, Peter Machata, Jana Machatova, Nanna Obel, Margherita Potenza, Eva Van Kempen, Tanel Veenre, Snem Yildirim
​The initiative, curated by Ilaria Ruggiero, explores the value and role of the public, collective and political body, taking as its starting point the expression Nuda Vita, coined by Benjamin and then developed by the philosopher Giorgio Agamben, reworked as an impossible condition, an indescribable concept, and artistic action.

As an artistic movement and an open platform for reflection, this year the exhibition presents the previously unseen work of 12 artists who have both continued and made further contributions to artistic research around the public body and social and political identity: Vivien Bedwell, Daria Borovkova, Satomi Kawai, Anna Lewis, Nina Lima, Peter Machata, Jana Machatova, Nanna Obel, Margherita Potenza, Eva van Kempen, Tanel Veenre, Snem Yildirim.

The artists were invited to explore different aspects of nudity, as an ideological and existential condition that humanity experiences when free from constraints, rules, obligations and norms, in order to develop a personal artistic resistance action.

The goal is to compare the most varied experiences and to broaden social and political awareness. The great wealth of perspectives and themes already set out in the first edition presents jewellery as a means of raising questions relating to major issues such as the role of women in society, the issue of gender, the freedom to have control of one's own body, sexual orientation, slavery, the idea of beauty, regimes and dictatorships, mysticism and eroticism, disability and public spaces.

With a view to accompanying the creations with an in-depth critical discourse, in this edition, the relationship between ethics and aesthetics will be considered in greater depth in the catalogue, in an attempt to position artistic practice in a progressive stance and give it true weight.

Nuda Vita remains an act of provocation and resistance, subversion and awareness, which stages the body, through the jewel, as a statement of politics, identity and humanity.


About Adornment - Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry
Adornment - Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry is a curatorial integrated project dedicated to contemporary art jewelry. Founded by Ilaria Ruggiero, it aims to develop the knowledge and consciousness of contemporary jewelry as an artistic discipline as well as ground search for technique, aesthetics and philosophy.

The catalogue is also accompanied by an essay by Lieta Marziali and it will be available during the exhibition.

Essay by Lieta Marziali.
Graphic design: Barbara Modolo.
Produced by Adornment – Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry.
Sponsor: Arts Council of Wales, Swansea College of Art. University of Wales Trinity St David.
 
Vivien Bedwell. Ring: Muted Touch, 2020. Sterling silver.. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Body Language. Vivien Bedwell
Ring: Muted Touch, 2020
Sterling silver.
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Body Language
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Daria Borovkova. Collar: Relative No.2, 2020. Linen, cotton, cotton threads, silver.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. From series: Relative. Daria Borovkova
Collar: Relative No.2, 2020
Linen, cotton, cotton threads, silver.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
From series: Relative
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Satomi Kawai. Ring: Her Black Hair, 2020. Sterling silver, resin, horse bone, horsehair, and acrylic paint.. Photo by: Satomi Kawai. From series: Emotional Body. Satomi Kawai
Ring: Her Black Hair, 2020
Sterling silver, resin, horse bone, horsehair, and acrylic paint.
Photo by: Satomi Kawai
From series: Emotional Body
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Anna Lewis. Body piece: Touch 1, Touch 2, 2020. Feathers, foam.. Photo by: Laurentina Miksys. From series: Touch don’t touch. Models: Jennifer Morgan, Ellen Rehmatulla.. Anna Lewis
Body piece: Touch 1, Touch 2, 2020
Feathers, foam.
Photo by: Laurentina Miksys
From series: Touch don’t touch
Models: Jennifer Morgan, Ellen Rehmatulla.

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Nina Lima. Brooch: Blue Blood, 2020. Two parts of acrylic, acetate printings, screws.. Nina Lima
Brooch: Blue Blood, 2020
Two parts of acrylic, acetate printings, screws.
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Stigma, 2020. Corian, silver.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Stigma. Peter Machata
Brooch: Stigma, 2020
Corian, silver.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Stigma
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2020. Paper, resin, silver foil, silver.. Photo by: Peter Ancic. From series: Frauen-Fleiss. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2020
Paper, resin, silver foil, silver.
Photo by: Peter Ancic
From series: Frauen-Fleiss
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Nanna Obel. Brooch: Middle-age Skin, 2020. Gold, silver, copper, enamel, photo, agate, silk.. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. From series: A Jewel of a Wife ...with just one flaw. Nanna Obel
Brooch: Middle-age Skin, 2020
Gold, silver, copper, enamel, photo, agate, silk.
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
From series: A Jewel of a Wife ...with just one flaw
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Margherita Potenza. Brooch: Chest Tile, 2019. 18ct gold-plated copper, plaster, wood.. Photo by: Daniele de Carolis. From series: Body Cartography. Margherita Potenza
Brooch: Chest Tile, 2019
18ct gold-plated copper, plaster, wood.
Photo by: Daniele de Carolis
From series: Body Cartography
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Eva Van Kempen. Crown: Lady Liberty, 2020. Expired abortion pills, PVC film, artificial leather, spring steel, steel.. 31 x 45 x 8 cm. Photo by: Hugo Rompa. From series: Freedom as Luxury. Model Eva van Kempen.. Eva Van Kempen
Crown: Lady Liberty, 2020
Expired abortion pills, PVC film, artificial leather, spring steel, steel.
31 x 45 x 8 cm
Photo by: Hugo Rompa
From series: Freedom as Luxury

Model Eva van Kempen.

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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Carved onyx, chalcedony or rock crystal, silver.. From series: Papilla. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Carved onyx, chalcedony or rock crystal, silver.
From series: Papilla
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Snem Yildirim. Brooch: Sense and Sensation I - II - III, 2020. Anodized aluminium, lenticular lens, photo printing, gold plated brass, painted brass.. ø 8.5 x 0.5 cm. From series: Tabula Rasa. Snem Yildirim
Brooch: Sense and Sensation I - II - III, 2020
Anodized aluminium, lenticular lens, photo printing, gold plated brass, painted brass.
ø 8.5 x 0.5 cm
From series: Tabula Rasa
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