“The colors of my life
Are bountiful and bold
The purple glow of indigo
The gleam of green and gold
The splendor of a sunrise
The dazzle of a flame
The glory of a rainbow
I put 'em all to shame …”
(Cy Coleman / The Colors of My Life)
Color is the visual perceptual property derived from the light spectrum interacting with the eye’s photoreceptor cells. It plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite. When used in the right ways, color can even save on energy consumption. Although colors are essential in determining our primary attitude to an object, their physical meaning remains controversial. Referring to this, Aristotle claimed that colors are only a reflection of light, so there is no difference between a cloud and its shadow reflected upon the sea.
Covid - 19 has disrupted and changed the reality familiar to us; the lifestyle as we knew it has reversed from one end to the other. It caused, at once, a fundamental change in the patterns of life, the economy, and society, caused a rift, a turning point, and introduced another layer into our lives, a layer of instability, of uncertainty, which obscures reality. After this long period of blackness and fear, sometimes even despair, one begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel; it is just the right time to add colors and joy to our lives.
The Biennale of Contemporary Jewelry, in its first edition, is an event that was fundamentally created to give maximum exposure and a common platform to the participating artists and students, promote the field of contemporary jewelry, and make it accessible to the public. The theme chosen for the Open Call and accompanying the Biennale in its current edition is "Colorful Recovery".
One hundred and eighty-seven applied. Twenty artists and seven students from around the world were chosen by the panel of judges (Rachel Sasporta, Nichka Marobin, Chequita Nahar) to present their theme interpretations. Together they created a highly colorful contemporary jewelry exhibition.