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Rule The World

Friends of Carlotta, Zuerich, CH 


"RULE THE WORLD"
Adornments to live out your Deficiencies

All things considered, despots are a pretty diverse group. They’re not satisfied with just being loved, no, they want to be loved sincerely. If all else fails, they’ll force you.


What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? Or are they in charge because they have the necessary tools?

What type of gifts does the despot bestow upon himself? How does he indulge? What gifts can I bestow upon them so that they are assured of my eternal love and devotion?


These are some of the questions dealt with in RULE THE WORLD, a juried exhibition at Friends of Carlotta in Zuerich, Switzerland, curated by Bruna Hauert.


Welcome to our world of lived-out deficiencies and psychopaths!

Website: http://www.foc.ch/austellungen.php
Location: Zuerich Switzerland
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Aug 8

Exhibition Excerpt

Andrea Wagner

THE NEW POWERS THAT BE RULING
Arising From The Masses - Power to Social Networks -
Followed, Befriended, Liked, Shared, Linked
Hand Piece
Synthetic Resin, Paper

Claudia Frisch

NOUVEAU RICHE

Collar piece and 2 bracelets
Black silk, stiffened and embroidered, white fake fur, claws made of porcelain, painted and gilded w./24 ct, fangs fashioned by CAD and galvanized silver, kalashnikov rifle, pearls.

Yvonne Raab

GIFT FOR MY PEOPLE
Neckwear, vintage piano ivory, plastics, silver, inks

Jennifer Crupi

POWER GESTURE
Object
Aluminum, Laserprint, Acrylic

Michelle Kraemer

MEGALOMANIAC’S EXCREMENT #1
Necklace
Balsa Wood, 24ct Goldleaf, Swarovski
Crystals, Brass, Nylon

MIRIAM ARENTZ & ANNIKA SCHINDLER

LOVE ME - SMALL BEAR IN FAKE GOLD CORSET
brooch
hand knitted teddy bear, wool, silver, gilded

Gregory Larin

NICE TO MEAT YOU
Necklace
Brass, Textiles, Polymer

SAM THO DUONG
VA1
Collier
Plastic Yoghurt Bottles

Jasmin Hess

Love is what you PUT IN my heart
brooch
Wood, fiber, yarn, silver

Jennifer Merchant

PLASTIC ENVY
Necklace
Acrylic, Paper, Argentium Silver,
200 ct. Lab Created Green Amethyst

Grandpa Wooley

LOOK
Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

Heike Wanner

SHUT – UP – AWARD
brooch
Sterling, brass, imitation fur, red fringe, wood

Sabine Roth

TIE THE WORLD NO.1
Necklace
Cord, plexiglas, brass, Swarovski  crystals

Jessica Anderson

LUG IRON
Necklace
Brass, Iron, Ribbon

This preview is just an excerpt, be sure to View the complete Virtual exhibition at FoC (PDF)
 It is so worth it!

-------------> Images from the exhibition opening

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Comment by Kimberly Nogueira on July 12, 2014 at 3:25pm

Good to see artists addressing this human and difficult subject. It's easy to shy away from themes like this, especially if you have been a victim of one.

Comment by Poppy Porter on June 27, 2014 at 3:58am

Really enjoyed that, very serious and humorous at the same time.

Comment by The Justified Sinner on June 26, 2014 at 2:31pm

Fantastic! Thanks!

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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