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Exhibition  /  MJW-SchmuckTalente2018  /  07 Mar 2018  -  11 Mar 2018
Published: 07.02.2018
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Intro
The exhibition is about the increasing fusion of real and virtual worlds and the role of nature, technology, perception, and communication in this context. How do jewelry makers react to this environment and what positions do they take?

Artist list

Melissa Cameron, Anja Eichler, Catarina Hällzon, Lore Langendries, Moniek Schrijer, Anneleen Swillen, Katja Toporski, Mallory Weston
It feels as if our world is spinning faster and faster. Data and communication streams flow 24/7 at almost every place on the planet.  The reality of our immediate environment blends with that of the virtual world. In fact, we live in several realities at once while being connected to humanity globally.
What is the relationship between technology, nature, and communication in this context? What do jewelry artists have to say about it, and how do they address this subject in their work?

We want to address the issues that arise on the heels of these questions in our exhibition as follows:
-How do we perceive reality in an era of technology and virtual worlds? What is ‘real’ in the interspace between the real environment and virtual reality?
-What role do our senses play in the perception of this world?  Do our perception and the resulting associations shift at the interplay of the virtual and real world? Is there room for spirituality, for focused concentration, for silence?
-How do we relate to nature in a world that is dominated by urbanization where nature mostly appears as imagery? Are we on the lookout for the experience of nature or does an image of it suffice? Or do they both blend together? What do we long for?
-How do we communicate in and with this real-virtual world? How does virtual communication influence interpersonal interactions? Does our language change? If so, how? Does the role of communication change when we’re able to spread news about us and others within seconds on social media, reaching thousands of people at once?
 
Jewelry as an artform worn on the body is a medium with which we express our identity and communicate this with our environment.
 

Hours

Wed (07-03):  17:00-21:00 h.
Thu-Sat (08-03 - 10-03): 10:00-19:00 h.
Sun (11-03): 10:00-14:00 h.

Opening

Wednesday 7 March at 17:00 h.
Melissa Cameron. Brooch: Fuck the President and the Regime he rode in on, 2017. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, titanium.. 12 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Melissa Cameron. Melissa Cameron
Brooch: Fuck the President and the Regime he rode in on, 2017
Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, titanium.
12 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Melissa Cameron
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Anja Eichler. Brooch: Lauschen 2, 2017. Gourd, electroforming in silver, silver, steel wire, enamel paint, concrete.. 5.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Anja Eichler. From series: Lauschen. Anja Eichler
Brooch: Lauschen 2, 2017
Gourd, electroforming in silver, silver, steel wire, enamel paint, concrete.
5.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Anja Eichler
From series: Lauschen
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Catarina Hällzon. Necklace: Spotted Wolffish, 2017. Silver, tanned skin from wolffish. 
.  . 99 x 25 x 1 cm. Photo by: Catarina Hällzon. Catarina Hällzon
Necklace: Spotted Wolffish, 2017
Silver, tanned skin from wolffish. 
 
99 x 25 x 1 cm
Photo by: Catarina Hällzon
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Lore Langendries. Brooch: Hiding the Fragment, 2018. Black Springbuck Hide, Saddle Leather, magnet.. 5 x 8.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Lore Langendries. Lore Langendries
Brooch: Hiding the Fragment, 2018
Black Springbuck Hide, Saddle Leather, magnet.
5 x 8.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Lore Langendries
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Moniek Schrijer. Necklace: Cut out Necklace, 2016. Silver & silver plated brass.. Photo by: Moniek Schrijer. Moniek Schrijer
Necklace: Cut out Necklace, 2016
Silver & silver plated brass.
Photo by: Moniek Schrijer
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Still from film made for Exposé The Exhibition. Work depicted by Göran Kling by Anneleen Swillen
. Screen capture film, 11:13 min, 2016..
Still from film made for Exposé The Exhibition. Work depicted by Göran Kling by Anneleen Swillen
Screen capture film, 11:13 min, 2016.

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Katja Toporski. Brooch: Mortals and the Jug 2, 2017. Silver, polyurethane, optical filters.. 5 x 4 x 2 cm. Photo by: Jo Hyde. Katja Toporski
Brooch: Mortals and the Jug 2, 2017
Silver, polyurethane, optical filters.
5 x 4 x 2 cm
Photo by: Jo Hyde
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Mallory Weston. Brooch: Prismatic Spikey Hearts, 2016. Anodized Titanium, Silver, Leather, Cotton.. 7.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Mallory Weston. Mallory Weston
Brooch: Prismatic Spikey Hearts, 2016
Anodized Titanium, Silver, Leather, Cotton.
7.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Mallory Weston
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