From March 5th until March 31st, 2020
at Art gallery PUTTI
International exhibition of Contemporary and Conceptual Jewellery
JEWELLERY IS NOT ONLY JEWELLERY. FINALE
With the exhibition JEWELLERY IS NOT ONLY JEWELLERY art gallery PUTTI celebrates its 20 year anniversary and simultaneously FINALE. There have been many contemporary and conceptual jewellery exhibitions during these years. Thus expanding the classical understanding of jewellery and at the same time challenging the boundaries of creativity for jewellery itself, its creators, wearers and also collectors. Aesthetically, intellectually and also physically – demonstrating that the object we call jewellery does not have a perceptual frame. The only thing that can be considered is time.
Every action, person and event has its own time segment. For the gallery, it is 20 years. All this time, the gallery has spoken with the world in the language of jewellery. Jewellery is a language of visual and tactile signs – sometimes even more concise and apt than words. Saturated with a code and symbols of its own time, demanding accordingly a virtuoso partner (wearer) at the same level. It can be said that these years have been a great learning experience for the gallery itself, for the gallery visitors and for the artists as well. Along with the aesthetic, the intellectual bar was equally important already from the very beginning of the gallery.
With the help of exhibitions, the gallery has wanted to create an explosion in people’s thoughts about jewellery, ignite interest in the jewellery world and discover its depths. Perhaps even change the existing frame of thought on JEWELLERY.
Symbolically, the closing exhibition of art gallery PUTTI – JEWELLERY IS NOT ONLY JEWELLERY simultaneously embodies the essence of the whole gallery. Clearly demonstrating that jewellery is more than a decoration.
Art cannot change the world. But art can change the way we think about it. And jewellery is, in a sense, a stimulus to this thinking process – it builds real relationships and calls for equally intense participation.
There are 15 artists participating in the exhibition JEWELLERY IS NOT ONLY JEWELLERY – contemporary jewellery thinkers and creators from different parts of the world, who to a large extent form the notion of contemporary jewellery as a medium and message:
Ana Cardim (Portugal), Annamaria Zanella (Italy), Barbara Uderzo (Italy), Corrado De Meo (Italy), Emmanuel Lacoste (France), Felieke van der Leest (Norway), Gigi Mariani (Italy), Maija Vītola (Latvia), Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy), Nicolas Estrada (Spain), Reka Lorincz (Hungary), Renzo Pasquale (Italy), Sara Barbanti (Italy), Tanel Veenre (Estonia), Valdis Brože (Latvia).
Exhibition scenography, idea, concept: fashion design duo “MAREUNROL’S” (Mārīte Mastiņa-Pēterkopa and Rolands Pēterkops). www.mareunrols.com