The exhibition entitled Devotional Jewellery, Pensieri Preziosi 17° Edition, will be held from 26th November 2022 to 16th February 2023.
Opening 25th November 2022 at the Oratorio of San Rocco Padova – Italy
The theme proposed for the competition was not intended as “religious devotion”, but as a broad vision of the concept and meaning of “Loss” intended as a sudden, total and permanent loss of a beloved person, as shown for example, in the jewels of the so-called Mourning Jewelry production of the Victorian era, or of a loss that involves the vital system of our planet.
The event has been made possible thanks to the Municipality of Padua – Department of Culture.
Adi Harush, Alain Roggeman, Alessandra Pizzini, Anna Retico, Annarita Bianco, Birgit Thalau, Carla Riccoboni and Silvia Sandini, Carmel Boerner, Caterina Zanca, Chiara Scarpitti, Chris de Beer, Claudia Beatriz Schlabitz, Claudia Steiner, Corrado De Meo, Cova Rios, Cristina Celis, Daniela Repetto, Delphine Perrache, Eiko Nakahara, Erle Nemvalts, Esteban Erosky Martinez, Flavia Fenaroli, Floor Mommersteeg, Francesca Di Ciaula, Gemma Canal, Gigi Mariani, Giulia Lanza, Holland Houdek, Jeemin Jamie Chung, Laura Forte, Lauryna Kiškytė, Lena Lindahl, lluis Comin, Lorena Lazard, Maja Houtman, Małgosia Kalińska, Margarita Malliri, Margo Orlovic, Maria Rosa Franzin, Marta Fernandez Caballero, Marta Ortí, Michelle Kraemer, Mineri Matsuura, Miriam Diament, Misaki Nomoto, Mona Wallstrom, Monique Lecouna, Natalia Araya, Patrizia Bonati, Pilar Viedma Gil De Vergara, Rachel Ouizemann, Roberta Bernabei, Roberto Zanon, Rosa Borredà, Sara Barbanti, Sara Progressi, Saskia Tossaint, Simona Materi, Sol Rios, Soonin Han, Sophie Hanagarth, Stefano Rossi, Tinne Delfs and Mette Olsen, Viktoria Münzker, Xiaoyan Rong, Yiota Vogli, Yueyang Sun, Yuka Jourdain, Yukiko Kakimoto.
A series of works by invited authors will also be present at the exhibition:
Alejandra Solar, Arata Fuchi, Cristina Filipe, David Bielander, Helen Britton, Jivan Astfalck, Judy McCaig, Jurgen Eickhoff, Kadri Maelk, Kazumi Nagano, Marianne Schliwinsky, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Sebastien Carrè, Stephen Bottomley, Silvia Walz, Tanel Veenre.
In life there are often times when we feel like we are losing ourselves. I might lose myself to my work, relationship, sadness, or something else. It is a phase where I completely ignore and forget about myself and my feelings. It feels like a never ending hole, like a no way out situation. This feeling is strong in pandemic times. The life has changed. More than ever we have to stay true to ourselves. When we feel loss, we feel emptiness. We need an illusion to disguise the loos of ourselves. In the Necklace “Illusionata” lies emptiness and silence. The red hollow form hides a glass container with my red colored hair. It reminds me on the time when I was loosing myself, when I looked in that deep dark bottomless cave called my inner self.