27 July – 17 September 2023
Opening Reception 27 July 2023, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs.
ATTA Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of a curated group exhibition PEARL by 10 international material-based artists on Thursday 27 July 2023 between 18:00 – 20:00 hrs. The exhibition runs till 17 September 2023. Caroline Broadhead and Frances Wadsworth Jones will be present at the opening.
About the Exhibition
PEARL is an exhibition of work by Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Maria Militsi and Frances Wadsworth Jones. Initially brought together through their teaching at the Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design course, the work of these five jewellers spans across different fields and tackles different subject matters, yet they all share a mutual fascination with the pearl.
They are not alone, the pearl has been a significant index of value throughout time in many cultures. Loaded with symbolism and preconceptions, the pearl is at once a natural material, a status symbol, a fashion statement, a holder of sentiment, memory and much more. Cultivated rather than mined, pearls have the rare distinction of being among the few sustainable gem varieties in existence.
The strength in this group is the diversity of each individual’s ideas and approaches to a single subject matter. Their work explores new and innovative ways of working with the pearl, how it can be re-presented, whether that is through the manipulation of the material itself, the form it might take, through referencing its place in cultural history, or, finding imaginative ways in which to reassess its position at the heart of jewellery’s system of values. Their investigations interrogate traditional uses of pearls and position them in a contemporary, surprising, humorous or ironic context.
Even though PEARL started off as an exhibition on its own in 2022 in the UK, the original 5 female British artists had since taken the PEARL exhibition on a world tour, which has opened up opportunities for them to create dialogues with and exhibit alongside international artists at each stop. The exhibition at ATTA Gallery in Bangkok is the 3rd stop on the tour and will include unique, innovative as well as traditional jewellery and non-jewellery works made with pearl and mother of pearl by 5 male Asian artists: Sam Tho Doung, Kimiaki Kageyama, Takashi Kojima, Tamiya Raden by Kyoji Tamiya and Jukkit Suksawat.
This exhibition is supported by British Council Thailand.
Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Maria Militsi, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Sam Tho Duong, Kimiaki Kageyama, Takashi Kojima, Tamiya Raden by Kyoji Tamiya, Jukkit Suksawat
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Gallery Location: Warehouse 30, 48 Captain Bush Lane (Charoenkrung 30), Bangrak, 10500 Bangkok, Thailand
About ATTA Gallery
Founded in 2010, ATTA Gallery is the first gallery in Thailand to specialize in Contemporary Art Jewelry.
In 2022, ATTA Gallery has broadened its scope to offer a variety of distinctive contemporary art, craft and design, with a special interest in materiality of art, by local and international creators.
Curatorial program at ATTA Gallery aims to create dialogues between different types of contemporary art, craft and design objects exhibiting together in exhibition settings, dialogues between local and international artists, as well as dialogues between the viewers and the pieces shown.
ATTA Gallery assists visitors to the gallery in connecting with collectible pieces of contemporary art, craft and design that are expressive of their unique identities so that they can add them to their houses and make their home environments reflective of how individualistic they and their lifestyles truly are.