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Izabella Petrut, The Only Memory Of Time, necklace, 2016

If you are in France this following two months, you can visit the cool gallery Alliages. They will soon open a new exhibition on art jewelry and ceramics curated by Juan Riusech called “(Lost) Paradise“. I am one of the selected artists and show a few pieces from my newest collection.

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Izabella Petrut, The Only Memory Of Time, necklace, 2016


Artificial, inanimate, painful, lost … Where is your paradise ?

“The youth love, Pure and unconditional, almost dreamy, full of emotions and passion but also temporary. Now kept as a memory, idealized and distant. My beautiful secret (lost) paradise.” Xenia Deimezi

“Sometimes all we can do is wait. But waiting is so many things: torture, a chance to reflect, or simply a waste. I am watching time pass, moments go by, memories sleep away. The present is paradise, the past is the lost paradise.” Izabella Petrut

“Return to origin. We yearn for happiness, seek peace, love. And, generally, we seek outside ourselves. I suspect none of this depends on external circumstances. My heart tells me that the lost paradise is inside me, waiting to be found.” Mar Sanchez

Artists selected for this exhibition : Ana Garcia Moya, Anke Huyben, Caterina Zanca, Ching-Ting Yang, Claudia Steiner, Deimezi Xenia, Eero Hintsanen, Eleanor Symms, Emmanuelle Durand, Fabienne Christyn, Gabriela Secarea Hebe Argentieri, Heidemarie Herb, Helmi Lindblom- Saastamoinen, Isabelle Busnel, Izabella Petrut, Juan Riusech, Kristin Beeler, Lucy Morrow, Ludmilla Buga, Mabel Pena, Mar Sanchez, Margarita Alonso, Martina Dempf, Michelle Kraemer, Nadine Smith, Nanna Melland, Nicole Schuster, Philip Sajet, Rodrigo Acosta, Rosa Borredá, Sébastien Carré, Selma Leal, Sergio e Stefano Spivach, Sònia Serrano, Victoria Ioannidou, Viktoria Münzker, Wiebke Pandikow & Ying Chen.

Founded in 2009 by Juan Riusech, jeweler, ALLIAGES organisation is located at APACE: ART, 111 Boulevard Victor Hugo in Lille and hosts various exhibitions annually. Multidisciplinary thematic exhibitions, they are intended to make known the talent of creators from contemporary jewelery and fire arts. ALLIAGES shows the work of contemporary jewellery artists, expressing through a wide range of materials. ALLIAGES has the mission to support and promote the skills of local designers, regional and foreign ones. The opening of this place of exhibition aims to strengthen the image of these artcrafts by creating a new dynamic for the creators of unique pieces.

(text credit to Alliages and Juan Riusech).


When: 10th of December 2016 – 21st of January 2017, opening on the 9th of December, 18 o’clock.

Where: Espace APACE: ART, 111 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Lille, France