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Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue

Published: 03.10.2019
Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue.
Nichka Marobin
Text by:
Nichka Marobin, Amador Bertomeu
Edited by:
Hannah Gallery
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Technical data:
18 x 22 cm. 44 pages. 20 colour illustrations. Soft cover. English text
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Intro
A catalogue published on occasion of Le Stanze del Possibile. Jewellery variations and inspirations on Italo Calvino's "Six memos for the next Millennium", an exhibition at Hannah Gallery, curated by Nichka Marobin and edited by Klimt02.

 

Italo Calvino was invited in 1984 to give the Norton Lectures at Harvard University about the values of literature that he considered as a heritage for the years to come. Unfortunately, he died prematurely and the corpus of his “American Lessons” was published posthumously in 1988.
In a book every kind of experience is possible, but rarely it goes beyond the border of the page: how the values of Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity, as well as the unfinished memo of Consistency, written by Italo Calvino can be observed through the lens of contemporary jewellery?
How and why we define a piece of jewellery “light” or full of lightness? How can we detect movement through the structures and goldsmiths technique applied to contemporary jewellery? How the internal rhythm of a jewel can be achieved and detected by the wearer and the viewer?
 
The language, made of images of the visibility memo, offers a multiplicity of messages. Thus, whether we consider literature and contemporary jewellery, it is a truth that each work is not a mere work for itself:  it encompasses values, ideas and languages, conveying messages able to touch large subjects and setting itself in the world. How does the “self” described by Italo Calvino place itself in the world? What about the peculiar “self” in the field of contemporary jewellery?
 
Following the wanderings of the Italian writer through the “memos” of Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility and Multiplicity, the artists involved in this project are invited to create two pieces of jewellery inspired by Calvino’s words on the values of literature.
In addition to the artists, also the gallerists are invited to give their own contribution to the exhibition with an essay on the last, unfinished “memo”: Consistency, intended in Calvino’s thoughts as “coherence”.
So the gallery is not merely the “frame” where the pieces will be displayed, but an active part of the project. Focusing on the binomial individual/multiplicity in the field of contemporary jewellery, how coherence settles itself in this domain of activity? How were and are the roles of the gallerists facing the multiplicity of contemporary jewellery on the web? And moreover: which subjectivity arises from the multiplicity of the web? What is “consistency” according to the founders of the world-renowned platform for contemporary jewellery?

Every exhibition project is a real privilege because it gives the opportunity to share visions and ideas: entering “Le Stanze del Possibile is an invitation to take a look upon the creative processes and the network of possibilities provided by the “memos”: a bridge between two worlds.


Artists: Robert Baines, Ralph Bakker, Helen Britton, Lin Cheung, Patrícia Domingues, Gésine Hackenberg, Karin Johansson, Andrew Lamb, Réka Lörincz, Ezra Satok-Wolman.

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