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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

A/part. The Existing of the Non-Existence by Taweesak Molsawat

Exhibition  /  03 Nov 2017  -  07 Jan 2018
Published: 19.10.2017
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The show focuses on shifting the cultural context of jewelry. The significance of this body of work is questioning the conceptual existence of jewelry as an absolute object and a separate entity from the body.

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Taweesak Molsawat
In this work, I am exploring artist’s or the wearer’s breath as the most significant element of jewelry. It is the replacement between the inner empty space of body and empty space of jewelry, and the formless of breath creating a formless of jewelry into a jewelry form generating a new connection between human body and new visual perception of jewelry. In this work, I am questioning the core concept of jewelry crossed culturally both historical and contemporary issues related to the definition of jewelry and lack of the interplay between jewelry and body in today practices.

Historically, jewelry has played significant roles not only as a part of body adornment but the in/visible connections between jewelry, body,
dress and society, however in today mainstream culture; the realm of jewelry has been constrained to mainly physical objects disconnected to body. The deeper conceptual and physical relationship between jewelry and body has been disregarded; therefore this project aims to redefine jewelry as a catalyst by shifting cultural context conceptually both role and definition of jewelry.

In this project, the investigation of human’s breath and formless of jewelry focuses on stimulating senses of ambiguity questioning the prior existing perception of jewelry by deconstructing existing cultural and social contexts and elements of jewelry creating a new visual language of jewelry. a/part: the existing of the non-existence is intended to communicate beyond
visual language of jewelry and challenge the existing establishment of jewelry. By using both fragmented visual culture and existed experience of jewelry along with artist’s or wearer’s breath, I generate the condition in which the viewer is compelled to devise a new meaning and new state of jewelry perception in a theoretical and conceptual way in the context and content of today culture. In addition, the exploration of the project is to reconnect the conceptual idea of jewelry back to the body creating both new visual and nonvisual language for general public. The investigation of jewelry and artist’s or wearer’s breath as an experimental abstract narrative is the focal approach of my creative project.

It is my intention that this body of work is to be a catalyst for questioning and provoking interpretations and new ways of critical thinking regarding the core concept of jewelry related to body,
culture and society. This work is anticipated to be an open-ended language with the realization of the deconstruction/reconstruction theory in a paradoxical world of jewelry and body both realized and unrealized. This contradictory relationship, exposed by the fusion of formless jewelry and artist’s or wearer’s breath, as well as the spaces that marry them, will create a conceptual empty space to permit fresh interpretations and new experiences of engagement for viewers and wearer alike.
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Taweesak Molsawat. Earrings: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of pearl, 2017. Earrings, Wearer’s breath, selected found jewelry, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment. Taweesak Molsawat
Earrings: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of pearl, 2017
Earrings, Wearer’s breath, selected found jewelry, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment
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Taweesak Molsawat. Pendant: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of broken diamond, 2017. Artist’s breath, 14 Karat gold, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment. Taweesak Molsawat
Pendant: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of broken diamond, 2017
Artist’s breath, 14 Karat gold, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment
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Taweesak Molsawat. Earrings: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of little hearts, 2017. Wearer’s breath selected found toy jewelry, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment. Taweesak Molsawat
Earrings: a/part: the existing of the non-existence-the breath of little hearts, 2017
Wearer’s breath selected found toy jewelry, pre-vulcanized latex (PVL), pigment
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