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Maria Militsi

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Published: 21.09.2016
Maria Militsi Maria Militsi
Maria Militsi. Brooch: Lump with Heels, 2014. Bronze. 7 x 3.5 cm. From series: Bronze Casts. Maria Militsi
Brooch: Lump with Heels, 2014
Bronze
7 x 3.5 cm
From series: Bronze Casts
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Maria Militsi. Object: Solitaire, 2015. Used Solitaire board, gold, diamond. 18.5 cm. From series: Hybrids. Maria Militsi
Object: Solitaire, 2015
Used Solitaire board, gold, diamond
18.5 cm
From series: Hybrids
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Maria Militsi. Object: Hand and Ring, 2015. Used ornament, gold. From series: Hybrids. Maria Militsi
Object: Hand and Ring, 2015
Used ornament, gold
From series: Hybrids
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Maria Militsi. Object: 1700s Damaged Christ, 2015. Reclaimed wood, Ivory, fine silver. 25 x 20 cm. From series: Floral Studies. Maria Militsi
Object: 1700s Damaged Christ, 2015
Reclaimed wood, Ivory, fine silver
25 x 20 cm
From series: Floral Studies
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Maria Militsi. Object: 1700s Damaged Christ, 2015. Reclaimed wood, Ivory, fine silver. 25 x 20 cm. From series: Floral Studies. Detail. Maria Militsi
Object: 1700s Damaged Christ, 2015
Reclaimed wood, Ivory, fine silver
25 x 20 cm
From series: Floral Studies

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Maria Militsi. Pin: Pin Cushion, 2003. Antique porcelain half doll, gold. 15 x 15cm. From series: Pin Holders. Maria Militsi
Pin: Pin Cushion, 2003
Antique porcelain half doll, gold
15 x 15cm
From series: Pin Holders
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Maria Militsi. Earrings: Tool with Earrings, 2011. Found tool, gold. From series: The House of Elias T.. Maria Militsi
Earrings: Tool with Earrings, 2011
Found tool, gold
From series: The House of Elias T.
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Love Ring, 2015. Gold, diamond . 2.5 x 2 cm. Maria Militsi
Ring: Love Ring, 2015
Gold, diamond 
2.5 x 2 cm
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Maria Militsi. Earrings: Untitled, 2015. Gold. 2 x 0.0.7 cm. From series: Floral Studies. Maria Militsi
Earrings: Untitled, 2015
Gold
2 x 0.0.7 cm
From series: Floral Studies
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Maria Militsi. Pendant: Barbie Ballerina, 2014. Bronze. 6 x 4 cm. From series: Bronze Casts. Maria Militsi
Pendant: Barbie Ballerina, 2014
Bronze
6 x 4 cm
From series: Bronze Casts
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Maria Militsi. Ring: The Ring of Fotini Panidou (1917-1986), 2016. Family heirloom 14ct ring, 18ct gold additions, emeralds  . 2.7 x 2 cm. From series: Hybrids. Maria Militsi
Ring: The Ring of Fotini Panidou (1917-1986), 2016
Family heirloom 14ct ring, 18ct gold additions, emeralds  
2.7 x 2 cm
From series: Hybrids
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Blue Boy, 2008. Used Jigsaw, gold. 40 x 25 cm. Maria Militsi
Ring: Blue Boy, 2008
Used Jigsaw, gold
40 x 25 cm
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Maria Militsi. Installation: Self Portraits, 2015. Used crosses and crucifixes, wood, silver. Maria Militsi
Installation: Self Portraits, 2015
Used crosses and crucifixes, wood, silver
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Maria Militsi. Pendant: Self Portraits, 2015. Used crucifix, silver. Maria Militsi
Pendant: Self Portraits, 2015
Used crucifix, silver
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Maria Militsi. Earrings: 65 Earrings, 2010. Used ladle, gold. 20 x 11 cm. Photo by: Philip Sayer. Maria Militsi
Earrings: 65 Earrings, 2010
Used ladle, gold
20 x 11 cm
Photo by: Philip Sayer
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Love Rings, 2014. Gold, diamonds. From series: Occasion Jewellery. Maria Militsi
Ring: Love Rings, 2014
Gold, diamonds
From series: Occasion Jewellery
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Wedding Ring, 2016. Gold. 2.6 x 2 cm. From series: Occasion Jewellery. Maria Militsi
Ring: Wedding Ring, 2016
Gold
2.6 x 2 cm
From series: Occasion Jewellery
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Maria Militsi. Badges: Lindor Truffles, 2016. Chocolate wrap, aluminium, steel, plastic. 2.5 cm. From series: Dirty Badges. Maria Militsi
Badges: Lindor Truffles, 2016
Chocolate wrap, aluminium, steel, plastic
2.5 cm
From series: Dirty Badges
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Maria Militsi. Pendant: Sindy Ballerina, 2014. Bronze. 15 x 7 cm. From series: Bronze Casts. Maria Militsi
Pendant: Sindy Ballerina, 2014
Bronze
15 x 7 cm
From series: Bronze Casts
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Pinky, 2016. Gold, diamond. 2.2 x 1.7 cm. From series: Occasion Jewellery. Maria Militsi
Ring: Pinky, 2016
Gold, diamond
2.2 x 1.7 cm
From series: Occasion Jewellery
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Maria Militsi. Ring: Stiletto Ring, 2013. Used doll`s shoe, silver Sapphire . 3 x 2 cm. From series: Dolls` Shoes. Maria Militsi
Ring: Stiletto Ring, 2013
Used doll`s shoe, silver Sapphire 
3 x 2 cm
From series: Dolls` Shoes
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Maria Militsi. Object: Dog & rabbit Both Damaged/Ebay‘16, 2016. Used ornaments, silver. 6x  5 cm. Part of: Damaged. Maria Militsi
Object: Dog & rabbit Both Damaged/Ebay‘16, 2016
Used ornaments, silver
6x 5 cm
Part of: Damaged
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Maria Militsi. Object: Head Reglued on, Hand Missing/Ebay‘16, 2016. Used ornament, silver. 13 x 8 cm. From series: Damaged. Maria Militsi
Object: Head Reglued on, Hand Missing/Ebay‘16, 2016
Used ornament, silver
13 x 8 cm
From series: Damaged
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Statement

As a jewellery practitioner my work brings together dissimilarities through collecting existing objects and using them to explore questions regarding the role of function and value.
I look for appropriate items in flea markets, on the street or eBay, and this determines my choice of inspiration, it redefines my sense of taste and triggers my curiosity for the mass-produced, the rare and aged or the unusual and worthy of collecting.

“….The photographer follows in the footsteps of a ragpicker:
Everything that the big city threw away, everything is lost, everything it despised, everything is crushed underfoot, he catalogues and collects….He sorts things out and makes a wise choice; he collects, like a miser guarding a treasure, the refuse which will assume the shape of useful or gratifying objects between the jaws of the goddess of industry.”
Susan Sontag On Photography (1977)

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Events      View / hide events

2017:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017  Ambiguous Implements.
Exhibition  24 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017  Some Like it Hot.
Exhibition  04 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Off the Shelf.
2016:
Exhibition  17 Sep 2016 - 07 Oct 2016  Countercurrent.
Exhibition  20 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Shelf Life.
2015:
Exhibition  14 Oct 2015 - 14 Nov 2015  Second Hand, First Hand by Caroline Broadhead and Maria Militsi.
2014:
Exhibition  14 Nov 2014 - 30 Jan 2015  Finding.
Exhibition  10 Jan 2014 - 15 Feb 2014  Mixed Display.
2012:
Exhibition  22 Nov 2012 - 12 Jan 2013  Beautiful Objects.
2011:
Exhibition  03 Nov 2011 - 23 Dec 2011  Maria Militsi: Fragments of Memory.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2011 - 06 Nov 2011  UltraMarine.
2008:
Exhibition  02 Jul 2008 - 05 Oct 2008  From hand to hand.
Meeting  16 Apr 2008 - 03 May 2008  Siamo Qui -We are here.
2007:
Exhibition  05 Jul 2007 - 19 Aug 2007  Non-Stop.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Gray Area Gris: contemporay jewellery and cultural diversity. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Otro Diseño Foundation, Prins Claus Fonds:  Amsterdam,  2011
Catalogue:  Biennalen for Kunsthandvaerk og Design 2011. The 2011 Biennale for Crafts and Design:  2011
Book:  New Directions in Jewellery. Astfalck, Jivan; Broadhead, Caroline; Derrez, Paul.  Black Dog Publishing:  London,  2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  From hand to hand. Passing on skill and know-how in European contemporary jewellery. den Besten, Liesbeth; Guinard, Carole; Gaspar, Mònica.  Mudac / 5 Continents:  Lausanne,  2008
Catalogue:  International Graduate Show 2008. Gallery Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2008
Catalogue:  Everything Counts-Architecture Annual 2008. Royal College of Art:  2008
Magazine:  Pop in Paper Magazine. B Store:  2008
Autumn/Winter 2008-09
Catalogue:  International Graduate Show 2006. Gallery Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2006
Catalogue:  Findings. The Association for Contemporary Jewellery:  London,  2006
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