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A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS | Le Stanze del Possibile

There’s a “written world”[1] marked by punctuation and organized in words, lines, paragraphs and footnotes. It encloses poems, novels, posts, articles, short stories, all following the rules of composition and language techniques:  this is the world I belong to.

There is also an “unwritten world” made of metals and stones, both precious non-precious, of wires, plastics, objects trouvés, paper, glass, wood and other different materials. This “unwritten” world is made of personal imagery, imagination and inventiveness which is like “an electronic machine takes account of all possible combinations[2].  The “unwritten world” conveys large subjects and themes through different media and objects of various sizes; it gives voice to all sorts of fragments that are composed and recomposed following precise rules of combination and techniques: this world of contemporary jewellery.

The passing from the “written” to the “unwritten” world is as entering into a room of multiple possibilities and “Le Stanze del Possibile” aims to be the medium between these two worlds where the jewels are the fuel for words and vice versa.

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“Le Stanze del Possibile” is an exhibition project based on Italo Calvino’s “Six Memos for the next Millennium”. The Italian writer 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, Rapidity, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity, as well as the unfinished memo of Consistency, written by Italo Calvino can be observed through the lens of contemporary jewellery?

  • Read the full text via KLIMT02 
  • See all the pieces created for the exhibition at HANNAH GALLERY BARCELONA
  • See all the images and video of the exhibition via here
  • Purchase your own copy of the exhibition catalogue at KLIMT02

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[1] For the “written and “unwritten” world see the lecture given by Italo Calvino as “James Lecture” at the Institute of Humanities on 30th March 1983: The Written and Unwritten World, “The New York Review of Books”, May 12, 1983, pp. 38-39.

[2] Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the next Millennium, Harvard University Press, 1988, p. 91.

A presto,

Nichka

ARIA DA CAPO | A new article for AJF

I’m very grateful to ART JEWELRY FORUM for this opportunity offered to me:   it has  been such an adventure to write the review of the exhibition “TO RECOVER”  organized by KLIMT02 Gallery!

There’s a time for creation, a time for reading, …for looking carefully and understand. There’s a time when you need to stop and think.

Karin Johansson, Untitled necklace, 2003 / Two rings, 2015 for the Exhibition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

Karin Johansson, Untitled necklace, 2003 / Two rings, 2015
for the Exhibition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

With the help of Bach, Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations,  here’s my interpretation of a new  curatorial experiment in a contemporary jewellery exhibition …so… I’m very glad to share the article ………. with you!

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Passé Recomposé”

Noon Passama Formal Research - A necklace, 2015 / Formal Research - H rings, 2015 Rigid clay, silver, gold for the Exhibition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

Noon Passama
Formal Research – A necklace, 2015 / Formal Research – H rings, 2015
Rigid clay, silver, gold
for the Exhibition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

Thanks again to the gallerists, to AJF, to the all the artist involved for the inspiration!

Tore Svensson Mr. T brooch, 2011 / Mr. T Revisited brooch, 2015 (5 different versions) Veneer wood, acrylic paint, silver for the exhbition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

Tore Svensson
Mr. T brooch, 2011 / Mr. T Revisited brooch, 2015 (5 different versions)
Veneer wood, acrylic paint, silver
for the exhbition TO RECOVER [courtesy of KLIMT02]

A PRESTO!

Nichka