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I Care a Lot

Exhibition  /  02 Sep 2010  -  06 Nov 2010
Published: 30.06.2010
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Yosef Bercovich Dana Hakim
Gular Mustafa. Brooch: Radars and Sensors, 2010. Silver, coral, polymer clay, wood, ink. 14 x 7 x 8 cm. Iraq / The Netherlands. Gular Mustafa
Brooch: Radars and Sensors, 2010
Silver, coral, polymer clay, wood, ink
14 x 7 x 8 cm
Iraq / The Netherlands
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Intro
(...) The project's aim is to raise discussion about current issues in the Middle East through an international art exhibition in which jewelry is the chosen media. The project began with an open call for a traveling and an online exhibition. (...)
I Care A Lot is an online-and a traveling exhibition

Portable discussion

The project's aim is to raise discussion about current issues in the Middle East through an international art exhibition in which jewelry is the chosen media. The project began with an open call for a traveling and an online exhibition.The works were selected independently by five international jury members-- experts in their fields of studies and practice: Dr. Otto von Busch(Sweden)- fashion activist, Love Jonsson(Sweden)- craft critic, Prof’ Verd Kaminski(Israel)- jewelry artist, Shari pierce(USA,Germany)- jewelry artist and Dr. Nada Shabout(USA,Qatar)- art historian. The jury chose 42 pieces for the exhibition out of  252 submitted works, by 195 applicants.  Entries from over 30 countries have been received and artists' pieces from 22 countries are exhibited in the final collection. I Care A Lot  includes a website (www.icarealot.me ) and facebook page with project updates, Middle East related art works and news on relevant current political events. By now 449 people from all around the world are ‘I Care A Lot‘ friends and they can share their thoughts and concerns on the Middle East amongst themselves and with the public.

Cause we care
The region's history and present are seeded with continuous violent national, ethnic and other conflicts. In many aspects the Middle East is considered to be one of the most sensitive and unstable regions in the world; strategically, economically, politically, culturally and religiously. It is located in the center of the international politics agenda. Its historical role, its huge reserves of crud oil and its significance for the three largest monotheist religions are usually taken as reasons for the world's ardent interest in the region. But the attitude towards the Middle East has pasted the point of a keen interest in world affairs. By now it seems clear that the Middle East is perceived, especially by consumers of Western media, as the place where world dramas converge, or - more accurately - collide. It is almost the opposite of the Bermuda Triangle: everything that happens there pops up on our radars. What is the Middle East? What is the source of our attraction to it? Is it just that it happens to be the most eventful place on earth? What is the nature of our commitment to effecting the future of the region? Do we really care about what goes on there? Do we really care about what goes on anywhere that is elsewhere? Do we care about the Middle East in a way similar to the way we care about how people look at us? Do we care about it the way we care about what people see in us?

Remarks

List of Participants
Adam Grinovich, Ana Morais Caldas, Anna Williams, Annette Dam, Barbara Deriemaeker, Beatrice Brovia, Burcu Buyukunal, Caitlin Wood, Chloé Durand, Claire Baloge, Dalya Israeli, Deganit Stern Schocken, Einat Leader, Ela Bauer, Ella Wolf, Filomena Praça, Frida Åberg, Gular Mustafa, Hannah Joris, Iacov Azubel, Ingrid Römmich & Veronika Schmidt, Jan Turzo, Katja Prins, Kristina Lugonja, Loukia Richards, Malaika Najem, Marieke Van Diepen, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Michal Oren, Flavia Eleonora Michelutti , Midori Ikeda, Miri Admoni, Noga Hadad, Nuria Briones Perez, Sally Von Bargen, Rotem Lewinsohn & Mervat Hakroosh, Tamara Navama, Teresa Milheiro, Ulla Ahola,  Machteld Van Joolingen, Vered Babai, Vivi Touloumidi.
Marieke Van Diepen. Necklace: Sandtunnel Home, 2010. Concrete, sand, silver. 10.5 x 8.5 x 6.2 cm. The Netherlands. Marieke Van Diepen
Necklace: Sandtunnel Home, 2010
Concrete, sand, silver
10.5 x 8.5 x 6.2 cm
The Netherlands
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Loukia Richards. Tiara: A Tiara Of Smileys  (For The Foreign Minister of the US), 2010. Textile, silk and cotton threads (polyester textile was also used for the doll's suit). 7.5 x 8 x 0.5 cm, doll/effigy: 40 x 17 x 11 cm. Greece. Loukia Richards
Tiara: A Tiara Of Smileys (For The Foreign Minister of the US), 2010
Textile, silk and cotton threads (polyester textile was also used for the doll's suit)
7.5 x 8 x 0.5 cm, doll/effigy: 40 x 17 x 11 cm
Greece
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Frida Åberg. Necklace: Sand and oil, 2010. Fabric, sewing tread, linseed. 46 x 46 x 3 cm. Sweden. Frida Åberg
Necklace: Sand and oil, 2010
Fabric, sewing tread, linseed
46 x 46 x 3 cm
Sweden
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Ela Bauer. Necklace: An, 2010. Coloured thread, silicone. 54 x 14.5 x 10 cm. The Netherlands. Ela Bauer
Necklace: An, 2010
Coloured thread, silicone
54 x 14.5 x 10 cm
The Netherlands
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Einat Leader. Brooch: Middle East precipitation forecast,14.03.10 -21.03.10, 2010. Silver, thread. 9 x 8.5 x 0.1 cm. Israel. Einat Leader
Brooch: Middle East precipitation forecast,14.03.10 -21.03.10, 2010
Silver, thread
9 x 8.5 x 0.1 cm
Israel
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