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Fundraising for 9 March Project: Contemporary Jewelry Exploring the Subject of Gender and Feminism in Moscow

Fundraising  /  03 Feb 2020  -  15 Feb 2020
Published: 03.02.2020
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Intro
9 March Project is an attempt to kill two birds with one stone. We want to bring contemporary jewelry to light by rising through it questions that are relevant for many: feminism and gender stereotypes. We want to show that contemporary jewelry is no less of an art form than painting or sculpture. We want to discuss women’s place in society and as a means of expression, we want to use something that was always, as women themselves, considered beautiful but insignificant - jewelry. We think that combining two controversial subjects can benefit both: people interested in questions of gender can through it learn more about contemporary jewelry and jewelry lovers will be able to reflect on the modern feminist agenda.
Who are we?
Hi! We are a team of designers and curators of contemporary jewelry. We explore the language of contemporary jewelry in the context of gender stereotypes and feminism.
 
Katia Rabey: jewelry designer and critical design in jewelry theoretician. Graduated from jewelry design department of Shenkar college of Engineering, Design and Art in 2017 and from philological department of Russian State University for Humanitites in 2012.
Bella Antonio: Ph.D of philology, photographer, theoretician and practitioner of contemporary jewelry, columnist in Juvelirum.ru. 
Masha Starikova: jeweler and designer. Graduate of the Jewelry Craft school in Saint-Petersburg and design school in Moscow.
Sasha Pavlovskaya: artist, curator. BA in contemporary art, diploma of University of Hertfordshire via British Higher School of Art and Design.
 

What are we doing?

Feminism and gender stereotypes more and more often become a subject of heated debates, editorials and Oscar speeches, as well as movies, TV-shows, performances, comic books and many other art forms. Contemporary jewelry art quite often touches on this subject as well, however, this form of expression still seems unusual to a Russian viewer who expects a jewelry piece to have a hallmark and carats rather than an opinion on a hot topic.
 
9 March Project is an attempt to kill two birds with one stone. We want to bring contemporary jewelry to light by rising through it questions that are relevant for many: feminism and gender stereotypes. We want to show that contemporary jewelry is no less of an art form than painting or sculpture. We want to discuss women’s place in society and as a means of expression we want to use something that was always, as women themselves, considered beautiful but insignificant - jewelry. We think that combining two controversial subjects can benefit both: people interested in questions of gender can through it learn more about contemporary jewelry and jewelry lovers will be able to reflect on modern feminist agenda.
 
Now in partnership with Moscow contemporary art gallery Ground Solyanka we are preparing an exhibition of contemporary jewelry that explores the subject of gender stereotypes and feminism. The exhibition will open from March 9th until April 7th 2020.
 
Workshop gallery Ground Solyanka is a contemporary art gallery with interdisciplinary approach. Artworks are not just exhibited there: they are being imagined, created, explored and sold there. Gallery works in many different fields: zines, sound-art, contemporary music and dance, performance art, installations, contemporary theater, design, radio-art - and now jewelry too!
 
9 March Project exhibition will show works by 95 artists both from Russia and 15 foreign countries.

Have you heard of them?
If contemporary jewelry is not an empty sound for you, then you probably know some of the artists that will be presenting their works at our show! Philip Sajet from Netherlands, Ekaterina Sisfontes from Sweden, Felieke van der Leest from Norway, Tim Carson from the UK, Maya Kotelnitskaya from Ukraine - this is just a small part of great professionals participating on 9 March Project.

What do we need money for? (All the prices include tax)
2,350 USD(approx. 2,126 €) - Building up the show
1,250 USD(approx. 1,131 €) - Lighting
315 USD(approx. 285 €) - Transportation fees for building materials
780 USD(approx. 706 €) - Polygraphy for the show
1,560 USD(approx. 1,412 €) - Printing and publishing of the catalogue

In order to raise money for the show (construction, lights, polygraphy etc) we started a crowdfunding campaign at Russian crowdfunding platform Planeta.ru. To our backers, we offer a whole range of very cool rewards that we, curators/jewellery designers, make ourselves. Check them out!

Please click here >> to fund 9 March Project.
Thank you.

 
Sofia Zakharova. Brooch: Wanna Pray Maybe?, 2019. Silver 925, stainless steel, opal.. 8 x 13 cm; 8.5 x 14 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 9 x 14 cm. Photo by: Maria Stebeneva. Sofia Zakharova
Brooch: Wanna Pray Maybe?, 2019
Silver 925, stainless steel, opal.
8 x 13 cm; 8.5 x 14 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 9 x 14 cm
Photo by: Maria Stebeneva
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Tamar Paley. Neckpiece: Talit, 2017. German silver (alpaca), printed textile, gold foil, printed parchment.. From series: A Fringe of Her Own. Tamar Paley
Neckpiece: Talit, 2017
German silver (alpaca), printed textile, gold foil, printed parchment.
From series: A Fringe of Her Own
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Felieke van der Leest. Piece: Miss Universe, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather.. 15 x 28 x 16 cm. Photo by: Eddo Hartmann. Object and necklace.. Felieke van der Leest
Piece: Miss Universe, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, oxidized silver, glass beads, cubic zirconia, leather.
15 x 28 x 16 cm
Photo by: Eddo Hartmann
Object and necklace.

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Saymo. Piece: I Will Say Nothing, 2018. Nickel, brass, leather.. 24 x 12 cm. Photo by: Ivan Pushin. Saymo
Piece: I Will Say Nothing, 2018
Nickel, brass, leather.
24 x 12 cm
Photo by: Ivan Pushin
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