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Tincal Lab Challenge 2018. Jewelry and Technology

Exhibition  /  10 Nov 2018  -  31 Dec 2018
Published: 25.10.2018
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Intro
With the main objective being to show the quality and diversity of contemporary jewelry, opening its doors to the general public, Tincal lab invites every year jewelers from around the world for a Challenge: the creation of up to 3 pieces with the maximum price of 100 €, inspired by a theme.

Artist list

Marta Armada, Ana Azevedo, Evgeniia Balashova, Marcin Boguslaw, Sarah Bourke, CELIS, Ana Calbucci Design, Yan Chui Natalie Wu, LEÃO Contemporary Jewellery, Christine Cook, Cleopatra Cosulet, Teresa Dantas, Laura Forte, Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Alberto Ghirardello, Ariel Lavian, Chubai Liu, Letizia Maggio, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Olga Marques, Esteban Martínez - Erosky, Sara Marzialetti, Lieta Marziali, NOT by Vera Pinto, Zsofia Neuzer, Letitia Pintilie, Enrica Prazzoli, Mária Roskó, Daniela Schwarz, Louise Seijen ten Hoorn, Sara Shahak, Elizabeth Shaw, Egle Silko Jewelry, Silver Lining by Maria Novaes, Martacarmela Sotelo, Theresa Storbacka, Sandrine Vieira, Moniek Vierling, WEK, Pasa di Alessandra Pasini, NIIRO jewelry, Roos van Soes, Moritz von Coellen
In 2018, the 4th edition of this initiative suggests a reflection on the theme “Jewelry and Technology” and brings to Porto almost 100 exclusive pieces from more than 40 artists from 20 different countries.
On the opening date, the catalog of this edition will be released and the winner of the Jury Selection Prize will be announced. Also the public will have the opportunity to choose their favorite artist, through online voting until the end of the year.

Present is the only time when we can look at what has passed as we imagine what will come, when past and future virtually meet, allowing us to give shape to something new, combining what we learned and what we dream.
 
The word technology derives from the Greek techni (technique, art, craft) and logia (study, reason).
Nowadays it’s almost impossible to dissociate the term technology from the digital universe, but in the past the wheel has been the most advanced technology of its time and the writing, with which we rarely interact today without the use of a monitor, an innovative communication tool.
 
Jewelry itself has also evolved over time - if in the past the lost wax casting revolutionised mass production, today 3D printing or laser cut allows to develop pieces with shapes or materials unthinkable until now, allowing , through technique, to take art to another level.
Can we imagine what jewelry will look like a hundred years from now?
 
What today seems impossible to conceive will be banal one day, but even though time relativizes the astonishment inherent in all inventions, a characteristic continues to serve them as a base: innovation. And this constant human dissatisfaction, combined with a unlimited creativity, is also a reflection of its optimistic ability to see in the future a better world.
 
The awareness of the inevitability of the future brings with it fear and hope, new solutions and new problems, different visions of culture and society.
In an era in which we seem to escape from reality to embody characters in an increasingly virtual world, it’s important to question: are our lives really easier by the proliferation of tools and levels of knowledge increasingly accessible to any user? Can the machine ever replace Man? Technology as facilitator or repressor?
 
This is the reflection that we propose to the artists this year - let it be an inspiration in the approach to contemporary jewelry!
 
Evgeniia Balashova. Pin: Cosmic Dust, 2018. 3d printed nylon, spray paint, sterling silver, stainless steel back.. 3.4 x 3.5 x 2.4cm. Evgeniia Balashova
Pin: Cosmic Dust, 2018
3d printed nylon, spray paint, sterling silver, stainless steel back.
3.4 x 3.5 x 2.4cm
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Cleopatra Cosulet. Brooch: Behind Unknown, 2018. Resin, themrochromic pigments, artificial eyelashes, brass, steel wire, cord.. 10 x 1.6 x 10cm,  6.5 x 3.8 x 6.5cm,  4 x 3.8 x 4cm. Cleopatra Cosulet
Brooch: Behind Unknown, 2018
Resin, themrochromic pigments, artificial eyelashes, brass, steel wire, cord.
10 x 1.6 x 10cm, 6.5 x 3.8 x 6.5cm, 4 x 3.8 x 4cm
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Laura Forte. Ring: Node, 2018. Nylon.. 2.7 x 3.8 x 2.6cm. Laura Forte
Ring: Node, 2018
Nylon.
2.7 x 3.8 x 2.6cm
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Ariel Lavian. Brooch: Sitting In The Garden With A Cup Of Coffee, 2018. Plaster, copper, stainless steel.. 7.2 x 5.5 x 9.5cm,  5 x 4.2 x 7cm,  7 x 6 x 8cm. Ariel Lavian
Brooch: Sitting In The Garden With A Cup Of Coffee, 2018
Plaster, copper, stainless steel.
7.2 x 5.5 x 9.5cm, 5 x 4.2 x 7cm, 7 x 6 x 8cm
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Letizia Maggio. Necklace: Softened Disillusion With Some Red, 2018. Silver, textile, acrylic paint.. 5 x 0.5 x 42.5cm. Letizia Maggio
Necklace: Softened Disillusion With Some Red, 2018
Silver, textile, acrylic paint.
5 x 0.5 x 42.5cm
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Maria Rosko. Bracelet: Nosce Te Ipsum, 2018. Patinated copper.. 9.5 x 2.5 x 13cm. Maria Rosko
Bracelet: Nosce Te Ipsum, 2018
Patinated copper.
9.5 x 2.5 x 13cm
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Daniela Schwarz. Necklace: Buy This to Be Happy, 2018. Beauty product, electronics and furniture packaging, chocolate wrappers, wire.. 8 x 2 x 8cm. Daniela Schwarz
Necklace: Buy This to Be Happy, 2018
Beauty product, electronics and furniture packaging, chocolate wrappers, wire.
8 x 2 x 8cm
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Rotary Wheel Ring, 2018. Titanium (from industry), recycled silver.. 2.5 x 0.3 x 4cm. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Rotary Wheel Ring, 2018
Titanium (from industry), recycled silver.
2.5 x 0.3 x 4cm
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Martacarmela Sotelo. Necklace: Mirror 5, Mirror 3, 2018. Old mobile phone screens, blackened silver nickle, silver, enamelled copper, nylon thread.. 2 x 0.6 x 45cm, 2.5 x 0.6 x 45. Martacarmela Sotelo
Necklace: Mirror 5, Mirror 3, 2018
Old mobile phone screens, blackened silver nickle, silver, enamelled copper, nylon thread.
2 x 0.6 x 45cm, 2.5 x 0.6 x 45
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Moniek Vierling. Brooch: Fonts: Onyx, Britannic, Richard, Niagra, 2018. Nylon, foam.. 3.5 x 1.7 x 7.5cm, 4.5 x 1.7 x 6.1cm, 6.1 x 1.7 x 5.9cm, 3.2 x 1.7 x 7.5cm. Moniek Vierling
Brooch: Fonts: Onyx, Britannic, Richard, Niagra, 2018
Nylon, foam.
3.5 x 1.7 x 7.5cm, 4.5 x 1.7 x 6.1cm, 6.1 x 1.7 x 5.9cm, 3.2 x 1.7 x 7.5cm
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