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Walka Studio Jewelry School 2013 Contest: Ancestral

Exhibition  /  17 Oct 2013  -  19 Oct 2013
Published: 16.10.2013
Convent dels Angels (FAD)
Management:
Claudia Betancourt
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Intro
The exhibition shows the selected works of the Ancestral contest organized by The Walka Studio Jewelry School. The results conform an exhibition that will venture beyond frontiers and enrich the panorama of international contemporary jewelry.

Artist list

María Ignacia Walker, Isidora de Solminihac, Paulina Allaf, Victoria Briones, María Paz Cuadra, Mercedes Castro, Renata Meirelles, Nathalia Canamary, Magdalena Tagle, Tita Cardemil, Monika Gonzalez, Cristina Grisar, Alejandra Rojas, Luz Arias, Paola Molina
The exhibition presents the selected works of the students of Walka jewellery School Contest 2013.


In this era of predominating technology, obsessive repetitions and accelerated lifestyles, we seem to forget the importance of contemplating life through a more poetic lens. Banal desires and everyday duties drive us away from spontaneity and naturalness, tradition is set aside to an absolute past.

In order to understand human nature it is necessary to understand where we come from. In the course of centuries our ancestors have given shape to a heritage of history, knowledge, values and beliefs that nurture our contemporary life experiences. In this manner, past and present coexist within each one of us, enriching our individual character. Jorge Luis Borges masterfully expresses this idea in Dr. Brodie's Report (1971): “ Actually no opposition exists between the traditional and the new, between order and adventure. Tradition is made up of a secular network of adventures”.

The human impulse for self-ornamentation is ancestral. The production of body ornament is one of the oldest creative activities in the history of human kind. In all world cultures, jewelers have been considered individuals who harness great wisdom and power; their knowledge is passed from one generation onto the next in order to maintain a craft that has generated marvels throughout centuries.

When attempting to dig deeper about our genetic relationships and social ties, we realize that the question lies on attempting to identify who our ancestors were. Ancestors could be defined as the direct line of our forebears, those who passed on their values, beliefs and fundamental and indestructible ideologies to future generations. Ancestry can be seen on an individual level or as the different ramifications that conform a common ancestry.

We wished to discover and understand the minute differences that make individuality possible despite a common ancestry.

During the last five years WALKA STUDIO JEWELRY SCHOOL has consolidated itself as one of the few contemporary jewelry schools in Latin America. Students from Chile and other Latin American countries, as well as teachers from around the world have walked through these spaces. They have all honored the craft of jewelry making and have transformed it to a rich medium of artistic expression.

All students of the school were invited to participate by creating body ornaments that commemorate the origins of jewelry making and, at the same time, express a profound comprehension of the contemporary world; objects that are capable of reinstating poetry back to the lives of those who wear or observe them, challenging our expectations about what we know about jewelry and surprising us with adventurous ideas. This contest was proposed as a celebration of Latin American cultures and their ability to communicate globally. The results conform an exhibition that will venture beyond frontiers and enrich the panorama of international contemporary jewelry.


Valeria Vallarta Siemelink and Jorge Manilla (The Jury)
María Ignacia Walker. Necklace: Vuelo II. Textil, plastic. 77 cm. María Ignacia, WalkerNecklace: Vuelo IITextil, plastic77 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. María Ignacia Walker
Necklace: Vuelo II
Textil, plastic
77 cm


María Ignacia, Walker
Necklace: Vuelo II
Textil, plastic
77 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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María Ignacia Walker. Object: Cocimiento. Porcelain, enamel, cupper, natural fibers. 70 cm. María Ignacia , WalkerObject: CocimientoPorcelain, enamel, cupper, natural fibers70 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. María Ignacia Walker
Object: Cocimiento
Porcelain, enamel, cupper, natural fibers
70 cm


María Ignacia , Walker
Object: Cocimiento
Porcelain, enamel, cupper, natural fibers
70 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Paulina Allaf. Necklace: Coraza. Silver 950, Silver 820, Gold 24K, Rubi, Black diamond. Chain 36 cm. Central piece 7,5 x 5 x 2 cm. Paulina , AllafNecklace: CorazaSilver 950, Silver 820, Gold 24K, Rubi, Black diamondChain 36 cm. Central piece 7,5 x 5 x 2 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Paulina Allaf
Necklace: Coraza
Silver 950, Silver 820, Gold 24K, Rubi, Black diamond
Chain 36 cm. Central piece 7,5 x 5 x 2 cm


Paulina , Allaf
Necklace: Coraza
Silver 950, Silver 820, Gold 24K, Rubi, Black diamond
Chain 36 cm. Central piece 7,5 x 5 x 2 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Victoria Briones. Brooch: Marco orgánico. Dear horn, Silver. 6,5 x 5 x 3 cm. Victoria , BrionesBrooch: Marco orgánicoDear horn, Silver6,5 x 5 x 3 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Victoria Briones
Brooch: Marco orgánico
Dear horn, Silver
6,5 x 5 x 3 cm


Victoria , Briones
Brooch: Marco orgánico
Dear horn, Silver
6,5 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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María Paz Cuadra. Pendant: Catalejo para el Alma. Pendant Coal from Patagonia, water, mirror, diamonds, rubi, cuarz, glass, cotton thread. Central piece 23 x 3 x 3 cm. María Paz, CuadraPendant: Catalejo para el AlmaPendant Coal from Patagonia, water, mirror, diamonds, rubi, cuarz, glass, cotton threadCentral piece 23 x 3 x 3 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. María Paz Cuadra
Pendant: Catalejo para el Alma
Pendant Coal from Patagonia, water, mirror, diamonds, rubi, cuarz, glass, cotton thread
Central piece 23 x 3 x 3 cm


María Paz, Cuadra
Pendant: Catalejo para el Alma
Pendant Coal from Patagonia, water, mirror, diamonds, rubi, cuarz, glass, cotton thread
Central piece 23 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Mercedes Castro. Necklace: Oro y semilla. Cardboard, encúastica, cupper, gold foil. Central Piece 21 x 16 x 3 cm. Mercedes,  CastroNecklace: Oro y semillaCardboard, encúastica, cupper, gold foilCentral Piece 21 x 16 x 3 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Mercedes Castro
Necklace: Oro y semilla
Cardboard, encúastica, cupper, gold foil
Central Piece 21 x 16 x 3 cm


Mercedes, Castro
Necklace: Oro y semilla
Cardboard, encúastica, cupper, gold foil
Central Piece 21 x 16 x 3 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Nathalia Canamary. Ring: Anillo dentista. Silver 950, human teeth, glass. 4 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm. Nathalia , CanamaryRing: Anillo dentistaSilver 950, human teeth, glass4 x 2,5 x 2,5 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Nathalia Canamary
Ring: Anillo dentista
Silver 950, human teeth, glass
4 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm


Nathalia , Canamary
Ring: Anillo dentista
Silver 950, human teeth, glass
4 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Tita Cardemil. Brooch: Retablo. Wood, pearls, paint, silver, steel.. 12 x 8 x 3 cm. Tita , CardemilBrooch: RetabloWood, pearls, paint, silver, steel.12 x 8 x 3 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Tita Cardemil
Brooch: Retablo
Wood, pearls, paint, silver, steel.
12 x 8 x 3 cm


Tita , Cardemil
Brooch: Retablo
Wood, pearls, paint, silver, steel.
12 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Monika Gonzalez. Necklace: La Sacralización de lo Profano. Acrilic, Silver 950, wool. Monika , GonzalezNecklace: La Sacralización de lo ProfanoAcrilic, Silver 950, woolPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Monika Gonzalez
Necklace: La Sacralización de lo Profano
Acrilic, Silver 950, wool


Monika , Gonzalez
Necklace: La Sacralización de lo Profano
Acrilic, Silver 950, wool
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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Alejandra Rojas. Brooch: Relicario de mi Madre. Brass, plastic bags. 7,5 x 4 x 4,5 cm. Alejandra, RojasBrooch: Relicario de mi MadreBrass, plastic bags7,5 x 4 x 4,5 cmPhoto by Carlos Damanne. Alejandra Rojas
Brooch: Relicario de mi Madre
Brass, plastic bags
7,5 x 4 x 4,5 cm


Alejandra, Rojas
Brooch: Relicario de mi Madre
Brass, plastic bags
7,5 x 4 x 4,5 cm
Photo by Carlos Damanne

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