SPACEXXX BY EZRA SATOK-WOLMAN AT THE XIII FLORENCE BIENNALE - 23 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
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SpaceXXX by Ezra Satok-Wolman at the XIII Florence Biennale
Satok-Wolman is invited to the 2021 edition of the Biennale and presents a collection of jewellery, rooted in space-age principles and technology, intended to adorn the AI (Artificial Intelligence) sex robots that will serve as astronaut companions in his dystopian vision of the future.


Historically jewellery has been developed and studied in a terrestrial context. Over the course of several years, artist and jeweller Ezra Satok-Wolman has been working on a project that envisions what adornment in space might be like and how jewellery can be produced in space using a system that is easily reproducible and requires only a basic set of tools and reusable elements. The system is based on Satok-Wolman’s design for a universal nodal connector and customized stainless steel springs that facilitate the mechanical connection of the parts. The system can be used to produce an unlimited number of flexible, geometric and abstract forms that have structural memory, and can adapt to the body and its movements.

The development of artificial intelligence and robotics has given way to the rise of a new kind of romantic partner, Sex Robots. The sex robots can be configured and customized to suit individual preferences, allowing users to create their ideal companion. If we can for a moment consider Earth as the warm, affectionate, loving, partner of humans, these robots are the ideal metaphor for the cold, synthetic existence we can expect on Mars. Artificial, simulated, lifeless beings, designed by humans to serve the basic sexual needs and desires of both men and women.



About the Biennale
Florence Biennale is the major contemporary art exhibition in Florence (Italy), where it is regarded as an outstanding showcase of the international contemporary art production. Every two years the Florence Biennale enlivens the Medicean city with a programme of collateral events such as conferences, displays, performances, workshops and lectures. All this with a view to offering artists and their audience the opportunity to engage with art and culture, and know more about the theme of each edition of the biennial.

Since it was founded the Florence Biennale has been a free, independent, and innovative "platform" for contemporary art. Over the years thousands of artists from over a hundred countries have exhibited their works at the Florence Biennale, which brings in the main art forms and disciplines. During each edition of the Florence Biennale an International jury composed of distinguished scholars, art historians, and critics from different countries confer the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Award to the best exhibiting artists, or winners to be chosen amongst the finalists for their works on display, respectively.

The exhibiting artists compete in a range of art categories, which, in the XIIth edition of the Florence Biennale, includes Drawing & Calligraphy, Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramic Art, Textile & Fiber Art, Jewellery Art, Photography, New Media Art, Video Art, Installation Art, and Performance Art.


Exhibition schedule: Open from 23 to 31 October. Except Monday 25 October closed.
Hourly: from 10 am to 8 pm


>> Read the essay by Nichka Marobin about the SpaceXXX exhibition by Ezra Satok-Wolman.

>> Read the interview about his patented modular design system, geometrical structures, and the concept behind the artworks.

 

JEWELS by SPACEXXX BY EZRA SATOK-WOLMAN AT THE XIII FLORENCE BIENNALE

 T-370  by Ezra Satok-Wolman
Ezra Satok-Wolman.
Bracelet: T-370, 2014-2018.
Titanium, stainless steel springs, 750 gold.
11.5 x 11.5 x 2.75 cm.
Price: 9000 €.
DMLS 3D printed components, assembled, riveted
U.S. Patent No. 10,905,967
Foreign Patents Pending

Unique piece.
 T-663  by Ezra Satok-Wolman
Ezra Satok-Wolman.
Necklace: T-663, 2019.
Titanium, stainless steel springs, 18k gold.
58 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.
Price: 15000 €.
DMLS 3D printed components, anodized, assembled, riveted
U.S. Patent No. 10,905,967
Foreign Patents Pending

Unique piece.
 T-310  by Ezra Satok-Wolman
Ezra Satok-Wolman.
Hand Piece: T-310, 2019.
Titanium, stainless steel springs, 18k gold.
10 x 10 x 2 cm.
Price: 8000 €.
DMLS 3D printed components, assembled, riveted
U.S. Patent No. 10,905,967
Foreign Patents Pending

Unique piece.
 T-160  by Ezra Satok-Wolman
Ezra Satok-Wolman.
Bracelet: T-160, 2021.
750 (18k) gold, 950 platinum, stainless steel.
8.5 x 8.5 x 1.8 cm.
Price: 13500 €.
DMLS 3D printed 750 (18k) gold, assembled, riveted.
U.S. Patent No. 10,905,967
Foreign Patents Pending

Unique piece.

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