As a response to an open call for an exhibition about the relationship between jewelry and pornography, each member of A5 created a piece of jewelry and a photograph that illustrated his or her personal relationship to the idea of pornography in contemporary culture
The first public presentation of the group A5 was done through an exhibition at Konstfack University, the place where the three artists met. As a display method, A5 filled simple canvas tubes each with 85 kilograms of sand, establishing a sense of danger as well as serenity that activiated the jewelry pieces that adorned each element.
Every year an artist is invited to make pieces of jewelry for the graduating class of Interior Architechture at Konstfack University. For this assignment A5 generated a series of unique objects by swapping pieces and freely working on each others projects, ultimately creating a unified series of works as gifts for the graduating students. The pieces were then photographed on the the then president of Konstfack University Dr. Ivar Björkman.
Necklace: L:75 W:70 D:11 mm. (pendant size) Material: Wood, Felt, Twine
Brooch: L:40 W:103 D:18 mm Material: Cast Iron, Steel
Necklace L:58 W56 D:31 mm. (pendant size) Material: Wood, Lacquer, Twine
Necklace L:80 W60 D:30 mm. (pendant size) Material: Wood, Twine
Necklace: L:70 W:11 D:15 mm. (pendant size) Material: Steel, Twine
Necklace: L:150 W:80 D:40 mm. (pendant size) Material: Wood, Veneer, Lacquer, Twine
Annika Pettersson and Adam Grinovich were fortunate to appear on i24news in Tel Aviv, talking about the “Aeon Profit – Piano Forte,” working in a group, and our experience in Israel.
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A5 will be visiting the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel from the 24th to the 27th of November 2014, to lecture, teach, and install a special edition of the “Aeon Profit – Piano Forte” exhibition. Annika Pettersson and Adam Grinovich will give a three day lecture “Gordian Knot” for the students of the academy. A5 extends great thanks to friend and colleague Dana Hakim for the invitation
A5 will be in Oslo to give a lecture at Oslo national academy of the Arts. A5 extends a warm thanks to professor Anders Ljungberg for the invitation.
A5 has the honor to exhibit at Gallery Platinas 15 years anniversary at Färgfabriken from 11 of September 2014. This exhibition highlights memorable exhibitions from the Stockholm gallery over the past 15 years.
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A5 was formed in 2008 with the idea of connecting three artists whom shared a similar vision. Annika Pettersson, Romina Fuentes, and Adam Grinovich met while studying at the Adellab/metalformgivning department at Konstfack University. Each member maintains a career as a professional artist in the field of contemporary jewelry. A5 has since served as a forum for creative discussion and international cross-disciplinary collaboration.
A5 has worked on a variety of projects with the main goal of establishing connections with as many diverse fields as possible. It is extremely important for A5 to promote work to a large audience, collectively and individually we feed off of the viewpoint of the viewer, the relationship between objects, images, and individuals.