For the first time Alchimia will be exhibiting Brazilian art jewellery.
The exhibition curated by Miriam Mina Korolkovas will showcase the work of 25 artists showing the diversity of expression influenced by culture and materials. The artists have created provocative work that explores a range of concepts from political to environmental at the same time valorizing the Brazilian culture and its natural resources through the use of related materials.
Rubens Matuck, for example, works with extinguished and rare woods creating abstract forms inspired by nature.
Nina Lima, with her imitation of cut stones in metal wants to call attention to the exploitation of Brazilian miners.
Renata Meirelles incorporates both the laser-cut pattern and its remnants thus focusing in an environmentally sustainable process.
The curator Miriam Mirna Korolkovas has been working with art jewelry since 1970 researching and connecting artists throughout the Brazilian territory.
In São Paulo city she has curated TRAJECTORY at the A CASA museu do objeto brasileiro; JOYA in Barcelona, Spain; Slusser Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; and has co-curates with Renata Mellão the 4th Brazilian Design Biennial in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Duration of the exhibition at Alchimia: 26 October to 11 November 2012
opening hours: from Monday to Friday 10 a.m to 1p.m. and 2p.m. to 6 p.m.
The exhibition at Alchimia will open on Thursday 25 October at 6p.m. in the presence of the curator.