METALLOPHONE 6. MEMORY OF A PLACE
The 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery and Metal Art ‘METALLOphone‘ focuses on memories associated with a specific place. Every place we go to affects us and we, in turn, leave our mark on it. Cities can become cultural palimpsests, full of references and clues which we are often unable to read, but memory existing in them finds many ways to express itself, imperceptibly seeping into our consciousness. Memory is everywhere, in every place that becomes important to us, in every place that we feel connected to. The memory of a place is both a return to tradition and the use of materials peculiar to a specific place. It is also the shapes of objects or buildings that are engraved in the memory of a person, a family or even an entire generation. Local materials and important places become embodied in jewellery and in this way, stay close to our body. 116 participating artists from 24 countries talk about places to which they return to recharge, gain strength and support. The exhibition visitors are invited to use image, text and sound to find their place in the biennial, while the creators, in turn, utilise a wide range of materials and forms to tell about the places that matter to them.
The architecture of the exhibition, inspired by the impossible nostalgia and relatedness to distant moon surfaces, creates an abstract landscape that consists of strongly recognizable elements. In fact, the whole layout is built with second- and third- hand material used in previous museum’s exhibitions that still include traces of other cultural contexts thus adding a new layer of memories to the current display.
Artists - Silvia Serra Albaladejo (ES), Ines Almeida (PT), Andrea Auer (AT), Jordi Aparicio (ES), Peter Bauhuis (DE), Dovilė Bernadišiūtė (LT/SE), Lisa Björke (SE), Sofia Björkman (SE), Brune Boyer (FR), Klara Brynge (SE), Anna Butwell (USA/DE), Eglė Čėjauskaitė–Gintalė (LT), Teresa Dantas (PT), Carole Deltenre (FR), Marytė Dominaitė (LT), Daria Edström (SE), Anja Eichler (DE), Ammeli Engström (SE), Petronella Eriksson (SE), Nicolas Estrada (ES), Anna Fanigina (LV), Kira Fritsch (DE), Doerthe Fuchs (DE), Fabiana Fusco (IT), Sara Gackowska (PL), May Gañán (ES), Gabriella Mika Goldsmith (DK), Ieva Grigienė (LT), Martin Grosman (CZ), Dominyka Gulbinaitė (LT), Susanne Hammer (DE/AT), Janne K. Hansen (DK), Juan Harnie (BE), Margit Hart (AT), Heidemarie Herb (DE/IT), Tuija Hietanen (FI), Maja Houtman (NL), Annika Ingelaere (BE), Jussi Järvinen (FI), Rasa Jundulaitė (LT), Kaori Juzu (JP/DK), Anastasia Kandaraki (GR), Malene Kastalje (DK), Karina Kazlauskaitė (LT), Laima Kėrienė (LT), Deimantė Kiesutė (LT), Anu Kirkinen (FI), Lauryna Kiškytė (LT), Agnieszka Knap (SE), Ute Kolar (AT/IT), Julia Maria Künnap (EE), Urve Küttner (EE), Lore Langendries (BE), Lena Lindahl (SE), Jeanine van der Linde (NL), Réka Lőrincz (HU), Rikke Lunnemann (DK), Urmas Lüüs (EE), Jana Machatová (SK), Fritz Maierhofer (AT), Sandra Malaškevičiūtė (LT), Daniela Malev (DE), Kadri Mälk (EE), Jorge Manilla (MX/BE), Gigi Mariani (IT), Veera Metso (FI), Amandine Meunier (MA/FR), Claudia Milić (DE), Ikaros Moushouttas (CY/BE), Nauris Našlėnas (LT), Maarja Niinemägi (EE), Inês Nunes (PT), Julia Obermaier (DE), Hans–Otto Ojaste (EE), Lena Olson (SE), Nelly Van Oost (FR/BE), Janne Peltokangas (FI), Neringa Poškutė–Jukumienė (LT), Vita Pukštaitė–Bružė (LT), Ari Pyörälä (FI), Tiina Rajakallio (FI), Loukia Richards (GR), Anna Rikkinen (FI), Anne Roolaht (EE), Paulius Rukas (LT), Hanna Ryynänen (FI), Roberta Consalvo Sances (IT), Helena Sandström (SE), Danni Schwaag (DE), Kairi Sirendi (EE), Silke Spitzer (DE), Kamilė Stanelienė (LT), Dimitar Stankov (BG), Birutė Stulgaitė (LT), Sanna Svedestedt Carboo (SE), Eglė Širvytė (LT), Kristýna Španihelová (CZ), Misato Takahashi (JP/ES), Nelli Tanner (FI), Edu Tarin (ES/DE), Vivi Touloumidi (GR/DE/BE), Johanna Törnqvist (SE), Luís Torres (PT), Maud Traon (FR/UK), Ilona Treiman (EE/FI), Kotryna Vaitekūnaitė (LT), Saulius Vaitiekūnas (LT), Charlotte Vanhoubroeck (BE), Kadi Veesaar (EE), Gabi Veit (IT), Eglė Vengalytė de Meulenaer (LT), Vilniaus anonimas (LT), Andrea Wagner (DE/NL), Arek Wolski (PL), Agnė Žaltauskaitė (LT)
Curator - Jurgita Ludavičienė
Exhibition architect - Sigita Simona Paplauskaitė
Graphic design - Lina Bastienė
Sound artist - Marija Rasa Kudabaitė
Photography - Gintarė Grigėnaitė