Delirio y Cordura (Delirium and Sanity)


Delirio y Cordura (Delirium and Sanity): Chilean Contemporary Jewelry

July 9 – August 10, 2014

An exhibition catalog is available.

Carolina Gimeno, Yessica Bordón, Rocco Napoli, María Eugenia Muñoz, Verónica Pérez Artigas, Claudio Pino, Rafaela Pruzzo, Nano Pulgar, and Paola Raggo will be present at the Opening Reception.

Special Saturday morning lectures by Carolina Gimeno, Nano Pulgar and Paola Raggo speak about Contemporary Jewelry in Chile.  July 12, 11am 12 noon.  Refreshments will be served.  Don’t miss this special event!

In the ten years since Joyas Jóias, Velvet da Vinci’s first exhibition of Latin American jewelry, there has been a growing awareness and appreciation for the achievements of contemporary jewelers in Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. For our exhibition, Delirio y Cordura (Delirium and Sanity) we concentrate on contemporary Chilean jewelry artists. Each jeweler was inspired by the themes of delirium and sanity, choosing one or both concepts. The idea of harmony and balance versus  insanity and irrationality influence the creation of each work through an exploration of shape, color, material, and concept.  Chaos, out of order.

Participating Artists:

Carolina Gimeno, Carolina Hornaüer, Claudia Correa, Claudio Pino, Francisco Ceppi, Gabriela Fissore, María Eugenia Muñoz, María Ignacia Walker, Nicolás Hernandez, Paola Raggo, Pía Walker, Rafaella Pruzzo, Rocco Napoli, Valentina Rosenthal, Verónica Pérez Artigas, Walka, Yessica Bordon
Preview of Highlighted Works:
Walke Studio Velvet da Vinci

Walka, T-Oro Sagrado Bull horn, gold plating brass, steel 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm

Carolina Gimeno Velvet da Vinci

Carolina Gimeno, Encounter IV, Brooch Birch, sterling silver 13 x 11 x 5 cm

Nicolas Hernandez Velvet da Vinci

Nicolas Hernandez, Este colgante no te traerá suerte, Pendant: oxidizad copper, silver 999, fire enamel, 9 x 8 x 0.5 cm

Maria Eugenia Munoz Ring: Delirium Tremensdoscópicos Sterling silver, copper, acrylic, mirror, Swarovski crystal 4.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm

María Eugenia Muñoz, Ring: Delirium Tremensdoscópicos, Sterling silver, copper, acrylic, mirror, Swarovski crystal, 4.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm

​Maria Ignacia Walker Rings: Corales de Madera Wood

María Ignacia Walker, Rings: Corales de Madera, Wood

Valentina Rosenthal Brooch: De Lirios session 3 Enamel, polyurethane, silver 12 x 6 cm

Valentina Rosenthal, Brooch: De Lirios session 3, Enamel, polyurethane, silver, 12 x 6 cm


Carolina Hornaüer, Brooch: Ismos #1 Rigid polystyrene foam, japanese lacquer, silver, enameled stoneware ceramic 7 x 6 x 7 cm

Gabriela Fissore Piece: Cor Silver, copper, japanese lacquer 19cm

Gabriela Fissore, Cor, Silver, copper, japanese lacquer, 19cm

Paola Raggo Necklace: Caos al viento Sterling silver, stainless steel, resin, impression 6.7 x 4 x 4 cm, chain length: 37 cm

Paola Raggo, Necklace: Caos al viento, Sterling silver, stainless steel, resin, impression, 6.7 x 4 x 4 cm, chain length: 37 cm

Pia Walker Pendant: Rotamiento Steel, copper, acrylic, aluminium

Pía Walker, Pendant: Rotamiento, Steel, copper, acrylic, aluminium

Claudio Pino Velvet da Vinci

Claudio Pino Ring: Tactus Sterling silver, brass, copper, moonstone, pink tourmaline

Rafaella Pruzzo Necklace: Molindore Oxidized silver, book pages 21 x 18 x 5 cm

Rafaella Pruzzo, Necklace: Molindore, Oxidized silver, book pages, 21 x 18 x 5 cm

Claudia Correa Necklace: Rochard 1 Sterling silver, copper, brass, patina 20 x 12 cm

Claudia Correa, Necklace: Rochard 1, Sterling silver, copper, brass, patina, 20 x 12 cm

​Francisco Ceppi Ring: Hands Up This is a Jewelry Sterling silver, resin, plastic 6 x 3.5 cm

​Francisco Ceppi, Hands Up This is a Jewelry, Sterling silver, resin, plastic, 6 x 3.5 cm

Veronica Perez, Brooch: silver 970, gold 18, pearl, 3.5 x 2.2 cm

Verónica Pérez Artigas, Brooch: silver 970, gold 18, pearl, 3.5 x 2.2 cm

Yessica Bordon, La Templanza, oxidized silver with murano glass drops

Yessica Bordon, La Templanza, oxidized silver with murano glass drops

The exhibition is curated by Paola Raggo, Claudia Correa, and María Eugenia Muñoz Curbelo. A special thank you to Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, (National Council for Culture and the Arts), Chile.  Additional support from Delirios Contemporaneos and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Additional Credits:

Project Coordinator – Director / María Eugenia Muñoz Curbelo

Guest Collaborator – Project Coordinator/ Claudio Pino

Producer – Designer / Verónica Pérez Artigas

Assistant / Rafaella Pruzzo

Photographer / Karen Clunes

To download the full press release for the exhibition, please click here: PRESS RELEASE