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WINDOW PROJECT

Integral to the Reverso’s 20 years, the “window Project” engages 10 artists and it’s a parallel mediation project taking place in the main gallery storefront. Facing the street, with straight access to the public, it intends to be an additional experience to the formal one of a Gallery and by this mean reach and call news publics to the contemporary jewellery practice.

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20 years

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Reverso Gallery completes 20 years this year and to celebrate the occasion we compromised with an exceptional set of events and projects with national and international artists, some of them exhibiting for the first time in Portugal.

On the 20th of each month we will present new exhibitions, together with the new “Window Project”, beginning on January the 20th with the presentation of our program and a conversation on contemporary jewellery and culminating in December with our birthday party! Every “20”, join us!

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2018 PROGRAMME

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20 January, Saturday, 16h – 18h.

DO YOU SPEAK JEWELLERY? *  [TALK SHOW]
with Marina Elenskaya, Olga Noronha, Pedro Sequeira e Manuel Vilhena

2018’s Programme Presentation.       More Info

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20 February, Tuesday, 18h – 20h.

MANUEL VILHENA + BIRGIT LAKEN       More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Ana Margarida Carvalho.       More Info

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20 March, Tuesday, 18h – 20h.
CASTELLO HANSEN + KAORI JUZU     More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Raquel Soares | Alice George       More Info

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20 April, Friday, 18h – 20h.
CLAUDE SCHMITZ + MASAKO HAMAGUCHI       More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Catarina João       More Info

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20 May, Sunday, 16h – 18h.
EDU TARIN + PHILIP SAJET       More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Carolina Quintela       More Info

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20 June, Wednesday, 18h – 20h.
MARC MONZÓ + LEONOR HIPÓLITO       More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Typhaine Le Monnier       More Info

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20 July, Friday, 18h – 20h.
IRIS EICHENBERG + MARTA COSTA REIS     More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Tamia Dellinger       More info

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20 September, Thursday, 18h – 20h.
SIGURD BRONGER     More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Ana Albuquerque     More Info

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20 October, Saturday, 17h – 19h.
PATRÍCIA DOMINGUES + NOON PASSAMA     More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Pedro Sequeira     More Info

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20 November, Tuesday, 18h – 20h.
MIRJAM HILLER + ATTAI CHEN     More Info
+ WINDOW PROJECT – Carlos Silva     More Info

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20 December, Thursday, 18h – 20h.
BIRTHDAY PARTY

Jewellery talks

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DO YOU SPEAK JEWELLERY? *

Talk Show – Informal Talk about jewellery and presentation of the exhibition programme for 2018, marking the 20th anniversary of Galeria Reverso.

speakers:
Marina Elenskaya – co-fouder of the jewellery magazine “Current Obsession”.
Olga Noronha – jeweller.
Pedro Sequeira – artist and jeweller.
Manuel Vilhena – jeweller.

moderator:
Marta Costa Reis – Galeria Reverso.

20 January, from 16:00h till 18:00h.
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Food for thought

A while ago a friend who is also a jeweler asked me whether I though our art would continue to exist. The question surprised me as I had never pondered on it. What did she mean “continue to exist”? Of course it will! I never though arts could disappear. Besides that, we know jewellery is almost as human as we are.

But the question lingered… could “this” really disappear? And what is “this”? I don’t want to go into the debate of the definition of the art I will call art jewellery. Of course there are many hesitations regarding the name – contemporary jewellery, studio jewellery, author jewellery – not to mention the confusion with artists´s jewellery, and this doesn’t help the recognition of this practice, but others better than me will do this analysis.

What intrigued and excited me was this idea, almost an anguish, that the sector of artistic jewellery could be at risk of disappearing when I see it as booming, vibrant and full of life… (am I alienated from reality?) There is a multitude of new artists, schools, workshops, fairs and exhibitions that make that it is no longer possible to know about every exhibition, follow every event… signs that the sector moved into a new phase of maturity, will all the opportunities and problems that arise from that.

On the other hand, very recently Art Jewellery Forum debated a theme I had heard before from a worried friend, that a significant number of jewellery gallery owners are around the age of retirement, and one wonders whether they will keep the galleries open and under which conditions and some just closed down their businesses.

Can this work survive without galleries? And even if it could, do we want that to happen? Can we imagine a mainly virtual future, with exhibitions organized by artists in fairs or ad hoc places ? Will independent curators or artists’ “agents” emerge, operating without a defined physical space, without a gallery?

A while ago I read a biography of Peggy Gugenheim, bought in Paris, when I went there to see the “Medusa: Bijoux et Tabous” exhibition, a mark in the problematization, divulgation and – do we still need to say it? – legitimation of art jewellery. This book – I read on the plane back home – made see some parallels between the moment jewellery is going through right now and what is there described at the rising of the age of modern art. The question : “Is this art?” echoes in our daily practice, teaming with another one: “Is this jewellery?”. There is a feeling of vanguard in the jewellery world that I believe is difficult to find these days in other areas. We are not the first generation but their sons or grand-sons and daughters and everything is still very new and exciting but still rather uncertain.

The artists want to know how to dedicate fully to their art, without the need of daily jobs; the gallery owners want to know how to captivate new audiences, though very much aware that we will always be a small niche; the thinkers and teachers and curators need to define the theoretical boundaries of what we are doing; schools oscillate between artistic curricula and the need to give their students tools of employability and collectors are worried they may be blinded by their passion…a whole world organizes itself around jewellery.

And jewellery must answer…in a world in constant expansion where borders collapse… photography, installation, video, performance, sculpture, scarification, tattoos, land art, urban art, design, craft, 3D technology, augmented reality…artistic jewellery can run though all these worlds. But, besides individual practice, what remain when we go back to the bench? Where are we, and of course, where do we go?

Marta Costa Reis, 2018
for Galeria Reverso

* Manuel Vilhena in “do you speak jewellery”, 1998


Paula Crespo

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PAULA CRESPO (Lisbon, Portugal)

I often use graphic and geometric elements that, by repetition, suggest a pattern, a rhythm. Inspiration often comes from the deconstruction and geometric interpretation of various themes, objects, images, sounds, colors, movements, body figurations, clothing, that I try to translate into surfaces, volumes and textures.   Bio

Marta Costa Reis

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MARTA COSTA REIS (1968, Lisbon, Portugal)

My work is not personal. I do not seek to express myself but to convey something that is larger than me and I hardly understand. Ideias or memories that are beyond me and translate in images or frases, sounds and actions but mostly forms that attract and move me. I try to encapsulate these visions into jewels.   Bio

Yu Hiraishi

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YU HIRAISHI (1948, Toyohashi, Japan)

Yu Hiraishi is a Japanese jeweler and sculptor. Her minimalist jewels reflect the sculptural influence. Pins, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are constructed from basic three-dimensional shapes such as cylinders, tubes, folded asymmetric bars, or flat and geometric shapes that intersect at oblique angles. The use of monochrome primary colors intensifies a rhythmic play of light and shadow.

Hiraishi has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in Japan and abroad and her work is represented in several collections, highlighting MAD’s (Museum of Art and Design) in New York.   Bio

bookshop

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Reverso’s Bookshop is the Gallery space committed to the promotion, support and dissemination of contemporary jewellery publishing.

Working in close liaison with the exhibition scheduling, access free and constantly upgraded, here you can consult and acquire monographs, catalogues, author’s editions and magazines focused in Design and Contemporary Jewellery.

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Pearls

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PEARLS UPSIDE DOWN

Ana Margarida Carvalho, Andrea Wagner, Aurea Praga, Beatriz Horta Correia, Birgit Laken, Carlos Silva, Castello Hansen, Claude Schmitz, Claudia Hoppe, Daniel Kruger, Danni Schwaag, Dulce Ferraz, Ela Bauer, Etsuko Sonobe, Grego Garcia, Helena Johansson Lindell, Heejoo Kim, Herman Hermsen, Young-I Kim, Joanne.T, Kaori Juzu, Laura Frazão Matos, Lauren Kalman, Leonor Hipólito, Marta Costa Reis, Masako Hamaguchi, Melanie Isverding, Nikolay Sardamov, Paula Crespo, Philip Sajet, Réka Lörincz, Sofia Bjorkman, Sophie Hanagarth, Stephanie Jendis, Tanel Veenre, Terhi Tolvanen, Typhaine Le Monnier, Vera Pinto, Young-I Kim, Zwetelina Alexieva.

Opening: Saturday, 25 November, 17:00 — 20:00.
28 November – 10 January 2018
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spectrum

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SPECTRUM

Xmas 2014

Opening: 29 November, 17:00 — 20:00.
29 November – 16 January 2015
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morphing

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MORPHING

Claude Schmitz

Opening: 09 October, 18:00 — 21:00.
09 October – 31 January 2014
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