“It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.” – Hiromu Arakawa
« Chaos is a beautiful thing. The aesthetic of chaos can be seen in mathematics, in statistics, in philosophy,
in politics, in anarchy, in geology, and in most aspects of our lives. Moving together with chaos, not
eliminating it, can create spontaneity and surprise. Predicting chaos and celebrating it can lead us on a
journey on new roads. » Izabella Petrut
« Chaos is a big part of our lives, yet we do everything to pretend it does not exist. I look at chaos as both
poison and fertilizer, as the complete break down of things but also as the beginning of something new and
fruitful. By embracing chaos and arriving at zero, new possibilities might arise. » Malene Kastalje
« The human spectrum of emotion is a bewildering thing to experience. This mess of feelings we hold inside
our bodies, is it really necessary to have? If so, what else can we do, than to store them in our skin, our flesh,
our memories. They make us, they kill us, and they give us joy. It is hard to show them to others. We keep
them securely inside us, not wanting to feel the uncomfortableness of disappointment. But we want to share.
Show hints of our own fragility, with a distorted and transparent exterior. You can look inside, if you have the
same mess of course. » Olaf Tonnesland Hodne
« Human life takes place between chaos and order, reality and imagination, fear and faith. This constitutive
ambivalence makes life so diverse. But what is chaos and order? What is utopia and what is dystopia? And
what about hell and paradise? There is no universal concept for any of these subjects. And that is what
characterizes human beings: different perceptions! I created little worlds based on my own idea of paradise
as a homogeneous, energetic, silent, peaceful and fertile place. An imagined utopian landscape as a retreat
of a noisy, chaotic, antisocial digital world. I created a composition of wood, moss and gemstones, which
represents the fertility of earth and the preciousness of nature. The results are surrealistic dreamy places
which resemble a parallel world and spark a retreat of chaotic life while observing – a moment of aesthetic
experience. » Jil Köhn
CHAOS, an exhibition proposed by ALLIAGES and curated by Jorge Manilla & Juan Riusech, shows the
works of Ana Garcia Moya, Aurelia Yeomans, Cecilia Bivald, Charlotta Lindvall, Christian Quiceno, Claudia
Steiner, Corrado De Meo, Dania Chelminsky, Fabiana Gadano, Gigi Mariani, Hebe Argentieri, Holland
Houdek, Isabelle Busnel, Izabella Petrut, Jessica Andersen, Jil Köhn, Jorge Manilla, Juan Riusech, Juanjo
Garcia Martin, Klara Brydewall, Malene Kastalje, Margarita Alonso, Maria Koutmani, Masako Hamaguchi,
Maud Traon, Michelle Kraemer, Nicole Schuster, Nik Hanton, Olaf Tønnesland Hodne, Rafael Luis Alvarez,
Sébastien Carré, Tamar Navama, Teresa Faris, Victoria Ioannidou, Viktoria Münzker, Wiebke Pandikow,
Yiota Vogli & Yiqing Cai.
After being showed with success in Lille (France) and Schmuck (Munich) & Melting Point (Valencia),
CHAOS will stop in the two best galleries of Art Jewelry in Spain :
« La Galeller » from Sept 29th to Nov 9th (op. Sept 28th). Calle siete revueltas 20, 41004 Sevilla
« Lalabeyou » from Nov 16th to Dec 19th (op Nov 15th). Calle Farmacia 5, 28004 Madrid
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.
Espace APACE : ART / ALLIAGES – 111, Boulevard Victor Hugo, 59000 LILLE
Phone : +33 (0)3 20 52 68 30 – +33 (0)6 28 21 13 57 –