Director : Ana Catalina Montoya
Contemporary jewelery exhibition
Galerie Noël Guyomarc’h
4836, Bd Saint-Laurent
Fom October 3rd to October 8th2018
Opening day October 3rd – 6pm
In 2017, thanks to a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
, Colombian-born Montreal artist Ana Catalina Montoya traveled to the south of the globe, in Argentina, to explore the creations of contemporary jewelery. A trip that took her to workshops, galleries and shops, to identify the techniques and materials specific to this southern territory, close to the South Pole.
Ana Catalina had the idea to share her discoveries by organizing an exhibition in Montreal. It will have the opportunity to welcome 21 Argentinian jewelers who will exhibit as part of the 10th anniversary of the LatinArte Festival. This will allow her to open her travel diary and tell us about the experience gained during this rewarding artistic residency.
In recent years, contemporary jewelry has taken unexpected paths: metals that for many years were used as sovereign raw materials, such as silver, gold and precious stones, become accessories. They give way to a mysterious path composed of alternative materials such as vegetable ivory, textiles, wood and found materials (blades, pieces of glass, etc.).
Other craftsmen of today push to the extreme the use of traditional materials. Anyway, although it is an allegory, we can be certain that in Latin America, Argentinian jewelers are precursors, not only because they are tracing new routes, but also because that they dare to innovate.
is the first exhibition of Argentinian jewelers in Montreal and the first international exhibition of the LatinArte Festival, with:
- 21 jewelers;
- 66 contemporary jewels;
- 1 trip journal.
With : ANA CATALINA MONTOYA - ANA WEISZ - ANNE LUZ CASTELLANO - CECILIA CAPISANO - ELVIRA CIBOTTI FABIANA GADANO - GABRIELA SQUASSINI - GRACIELA LESCANO - HEBE ARGENTIERI - JORGE CASTAÑÓN - LAURA LEYT - MABEL PENA - MARCELO L EVEQUE - MARÍA LURO - PATRICIA GALLUCCI - PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ - PAULA BOTTO FIORA - PAULA ISOLA - RAFAEL ALVAREZ MEINVIELLE - ROXANA CASALE SANDRA PULGAR - VICKY BIAGIOLA
Routes australes est possible grâce à la collaboration du Consulat de la République d’Argentine à Montréal et Joyeros Argentinos.