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Melting Point 2018

Meeting  /  26 Apr 2018  -  29 Apr 2018
Published: 16.04.2018
Melting Point 2018.
Valencia
Place
Valencia
SPAIN
Mail:
cpastorE-maileasdvalencia.com
Phone:
961 922 530
Management:
EASD València
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Intro
This April, contemporary jewellery is taking over the city with the fourth international biennial edition of Melting Point. The Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de València and its Department of Jewellery have the great pleasure to invite you and join this celebration: exhibitions, conferences and many activities to share ideas, experiences and deepen debates on the challenges faced by jewellery makers.

2018 Melting Point mission is to offer an outlook of contemporaryjewellery that is rich, replete with nuances and showcases the plurality of options and approaches that is a characteristic of the creativity of these first decades of the 21st century. With this in mind, we have arranged several exhibitions in the Museo Nacional de Cerámica González Martí, like the honouring tribute to the Japanese jeweller Mari Ishikawa; the artists’ selection from Gdańsk Baltic Amber Biennale, curated by Wim Vanderkerckhove; The Beauty of Clay exhibition, organized by the Dterra Gallery from Barcelona, and solo exhibitions of Sofia Björkman, Katja Prins, and Carmen Amador. Another noteworthy place is the Museo de la Ciudad. On its different halls we’ll have solo exhibitions of Iris Eichenberg, Jorge Manilla and Jordi Aparicio, as well as the collectives of the group of jewellers from Greece, curated by Erato Koulobi; the group of Turkish jewellers who present Jewelry Link; the artists from Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Spain, selected by Jimena Ríos; the selected artists by Carlos Silva and Cata Gibert, and the exhibition coordinated by Silvia Walz, Destruction for Reconstruction. In addition, the Centre d'Artesania de la Comunitat Valenciana will host the international glass jewellery exhibition curated by Tiziana Chiara, To the limit.

Also we are glad to be joined by Jorge Manilla with the students of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence and the students of Oslo National Academy of Arts; Joan Riusech, curator of Alliages Gallery; the French collector Marianne Gassier; Elena Moreno; Mar Juan, and the group of Hungarian students H6. On other hand, the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de València (EASD) will exhibit pieces and collections of its jewellery students and guest students from Norway, Germany, Estonia, UK and Spain. Debates and conferences will be hosted at EASD with lectures by Sofia Björkman, Stanislava Grebeníčková, Katja Prins, Carolin Denter, Jimena Ríos and Beaulagh Brooks.


We would like to show our most sincere gratitude to the institutions and individuals who are collaborating with this project: Museo Nacional de Cerámica González Martí, Direcció General de
Patrimoni Cultural, Centre del Carme, Regidoria de Cultura de l’Ajuntament de València, Centre d’Artesania de la Comunitat Valenciana, Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Fuencisla Francés, Pepe March, Fabrika12, Elisa Peris.

And last but to least, we’d like to celebrate with you our consolidation of Higher studies in Jewellery and Object Design, created by Escola d’Art
i Superior de Disseny de València in 2014. These studies align us with other European Schools in a higher level of teaching and research in the field of jewellery.

/ Departament de Joieria de l’ EASD de València

Organizers:
General Coordination: Heidi Schechinger and Ángela Bermúdez.
Collaborators of EASD Jewellery Dept.: Ana García San Miguel, Ángela Bermúdez, Carlos Pastor, José Marín, Kepa Carmona, Lourdes Álvarez and Mercedes Eslava.
Deputy Direction of EASD València: Antonio Sánchez.
Coordination of spaces and exhibitions: Angela Bermúdez, Kepa Carmona, José Marín, Carlos Pastor, Antonio Sánchez, Heidi Schechinger.

Programme


>> Map & Circuit

>> Spaces & Exhibitions

>> Lectures

>> Complete list of participants


Activities:

Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània (CCCC). Calle Museo, 2.
Saturday 28/4 – 17:00 to 18:00. Joyas Cruzadas. Viruthiers action: Rodrigo Acosta and Ángela Bermúdez + guests.

IVAM. Calle Guillem de Castro, 118.
Sunday 29/4 – 11:00. Híbrids. The extension of the last layer of our epidermis.  A project by Mar Juan Tortosa. Collective performance by Mario Montoya with pieces by Mar Juan Tortosa. Performers: María Tamarit, Mario Montoya, Nika López and Kira Pérez. Ephemeral exhibition – Video projection
Sunday 29/4 – 12:30. IVAMlab. Transexpace. Exhibition and special multimedia event by Anna Maria Staiano

Estudio Fuencisla Francés / Fabrika12. Calle Marqués de Caro, 12.
Friday 27/4 –  21:00. Unthinkable Jewels of the Spanish Proto-performance (1920-1955). Performances: LCI Group of the Universitat Politècnica de València. Piano: Elisa Schechinger. Miguel Molina and Carlos Pastor coordinate.

Galería Sessantanove 69. Calle Dr. Beltrán Bigorra, 13.
Performance by Esperanza Pascual and Myriam Moreno.

Itinerant.
Different hours. Abrazómetro. Performance by xANa.

Museu de la Ciutat. Plaza del Arzobispo, 3.
Saturday 18/5 from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sunday 19/5 from 10:00 to 14:00. Guided visits: students of the Specialty of Jewelry EASD València.
 
Katja Prins. Brooch: Shifting Perspectives, 2016. Silver, plastic, paint.. 7 x 5 x 5 cm. From series: Shifting Perspectives. Katja Prins
Brooch: Shifting Perspectives, 2016
Silver, plastic, paint.
7 x 5 x 5 cm
From series: Shifting Perspectives
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Aisegul Telli. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Brass, Steel, Resin, Pigments, Glass. Photo by: Aisegul Telli. Aisegul Telli
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Brass, Steel, Resin, Pigments, Glass
Photo by: Aisegul Telli
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Imma Batalla. Brooch: Precious Lands, 2016. Clay, resin, vinyl, paint, steel and silver.. Ø 8. 5 cm. Photo by: Pep Ávila. I have tried to reflect on the beauty of clay with these brooches which I have called “Precious lands”. Antagonist of both gold and silver which are inherent in jewellery, clay resists beauty and beautification. Its aesthetic qualities have more to do with a mass in search of form. With its ability to suggest the idea of an origin, an idea which resonates to myths of clay as the primordial matter from which the world is mad to appear in the most primitive and simple gestures. From water and earth I have created a series of circular pieces. Each clay surface shows subtle textures and an irregular silhouette inspired by an informalism that contrasts with the minimalism brought to the piece by the metallic colors of the coat of acrylic paint.
.  . Imma Batalla
Brooch: Precious Lands, 2016
Clay, resin, vinyl, paint, steel and silver.
Ø 8. 5 cm
Photo by: Pep Ávila
I have tried to reflect on the beauty of clay with these brooches which I have called “Precious lands”. Antagonist of both gold and silver which are inherent in jewellery, clay resists beauty and beautification. Its aesthetic qualities have more to do with a mass in search of form. With its ability to suggest the idea of an origin, an idea which resonates to myths of clay as the primordial matter from which the world is mad to appear in the most primitive and simple gestures. From water and earth I have created a series of circular pieces. Each clay surface shows subtle textures and an irregular silhouette inspired by an informalism that contrasts with the minimalism brought to the piece by the metallic colors of the coat of acrylic paint.
 
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Lola Gratacós. Brooch: Sea, 2016. Porcelain, lapislazuli, nickel silver.. 12 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Pep Ávila. This piece is the result of a study of ceramic pastes. Mixing minerals created the sea. This is the magic of ceramics. However technical the work may seem there is always an unknown to make the result surprise and seduce.
. 
.  . Lola Gratacós
Brooch: Sea, 2016
Porcelain, lapislazuli, nickel silver.
12 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Pep Ávila
This piece is the result of a study of ceramic pastes. Mixing minerals created the sea. This is the magic of ceramics. However technical the work may seem there is always an unknown to make the result surprise and seduce.

 
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Biba Schutz. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Borosilicate glass, silver. Photo by: Ron Boszko. Biba Schutz
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Borosilicate glass, silver
Photo by: Ron Boszko
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Ela Cindoruk. Bracelet: Doodle, 2017. 925 silver, acrylic paint.. Ela Cindoruk
Bracelet: Doodle, 2017
925 silver, acrylic paint.
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