The project “The Sound of Matter”, an exhibition with educational activities, brings together two subjects: contemporary jewellery and Japanese art. Woodblock prints have been known in Japan since the 9th century. They were popularised in the East by Buddhist monks. Until the 17th century, printing with woodblocks was a convenient way to restore and multiply written (mainly religious) texts.
What unites jewellery and Japanese ukiyo-e engravings? It is attention to nuances and details, sophistication, subtlety, aesthetic purity and harmony. Nature, naturalness and aesthetics is the main, uniting idea of the exhibition. The exhibition is for visitors who are interested in contemporary jewellery and for those who admire Japanese culture. The combination of traditional and contemporary art brings attention to changes and movement in art.