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
A5 will present Aeon profit – Piano forte at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco, USA, from the 7th of February 2014.
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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.