CHATEAU CAC show in Argentina

CHATEAU CAC Contemporary Art Centre

Córdoba, Argentina

is pleased to announce the opening of its

“eleven.eleven.eleven” show

Inauguration will be held on November 12 at 8:00pm

Show open to the public as of Friday, November 11, 2011 – 8:00pm

Art Jewelry by

Adriana Gatti, visual artist

Cecilia Richard, contemporary jewelry creator

Luis Acosta, textile jewelry, visual artist (retrospective presentation)

Plus additional activities by textile artist, Luis Acosta: November 16, 7:00pm: Illustrated conference, “From textile to paper jewelry”. November 19, 5:00pm: Seminar, “Design perception (jewelry and accessories)”. November 20, 5:00pm: “Art clinic”

CHATEAU CAC CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE in Córdoba, Argentina is an institution aiming to promote artistic and cultural events within visual arts, audiovisual presentations, as well as design, theatre, music, and poetry, with a strong mixed-media attitude of experimentation and research.

 Such context allows contemporary design to flow through the very diverse and mutating territories of ambiguity or even contradiction, within ephemeral, anti-functional, and  re-defined elements, thus creating some of the most extreme featured performances.

The “risk zone” is the space of greater sensuality where any contemporary artist-creator would want to explore. Here is where we ponder and respond, and where the show summons spectator/user/voyeur to surrender, and here is where these three textile artists will present their designs on 11.11.11.
—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

Congratulations, Luis! – ¡FELICITACIONES!

Argentina-born and now living in the Netherlands, Luis Acosta’s long list of accomplishments as a textile creator now includes a fast-growing reputation due to his paper jewelry.

Nacido en Argentina, Luis Acosta ahora reside en los Países Bajos, desde donde resalta por su lista de éxitos en el campo del textil, el cual ahora disfruta de una creciente reputación gracias a su joyería de papel. 


Each piece is unique and of course, absolutely magnificent, for which Luis has been invited to participate in the Best Of Worldwide Jewelry Artists Volume II.
Cada pieza es única y, por supuesto, absolutamente magnífica, por lo cual Luis ha sido invitado a participar en en el libro “Los mejores artistas de joyería en todo el mundo, volumen II”.

Congratulations, Luis!   –   ¡Felicitaciones!

To order the book/contact Luis:   –   Para pedir el libro/contactar a Luis:     E-mail: ansacost(at)lombok(dot)nl


Perceptions in Spain

Luis Acosta is a fiber artist from Argentina living in Holland, whose textile jewelry is being exhibited throughout the world. His next exposition will take place in Salamanca, Spain.

Luis Acosta es artista textil argentino y reside en Holanda. Su joyería textil se exhibe en todo el mundo y esta nueva exposición suya —titulada Percepciones— se lleva a cabo en Salamanca (España) del 3 de febrero al 4 de mayo de 2012.


Jewelry & Mural Objects

February 3 – May 4, 2012 – Arts & Crafts Galería

Contact the artist:

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

Jewelry with innovative materials and design

Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero is a Costa Rican-born, Italy-educated architect and textile artist with a versatile mind, whose ability for design earned him the BID2010 AWARD for Costa Rica at the 2nd IberoAmerican Design Biennial 2010 in Madrid, Spain in Category, “Fashion, Textiles and Accessories.”

Information, observation and research led him to discover raw materials in unimaginable places: His Saturn collection is made with rescued orthodontic rubber, which he turns into very appealing jewelry.

Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero- Saturn edition

Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero: Necklace. Edition 150 of the Unitá d'Italia.

Saturn gives contemporary jewelry a new dimension: It honors the art of recycling/upcycling by turning discarded material into a design object.  Research on the product allowed Gian Carlo a deeper understanding of the characteristics of the rubber material that he uses.

Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero: Bracelet. Saturno Galileo edition.

He discovered that the product has a particular Antimicrobial Technology With Silver, which prevents the growth of microbes. At the same time, it does not contain latex, it is resistant to wear and tear, and it comes in a wide range of colors.

Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero: brooch. Saturno Stadium collection.

characteristics, in addition to the use of stainless steel, silver, crystal and glass, produce innovative hypoallergenic jewels.

Sandoval-Mazzero- Textilis Contemporaneous edition

Work presented by Gian Carlo Sandoval-Mazzero at the main competition of the REDTEXTILIA Encounter (IberoAmerican Textile Network), September, 2010 at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center.

More information: 

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

The power of association: Chile Crea Textil

CCT: Developing and spreading Chilean textile art

Reconstruct-us opening. Foreground: sdalatinREP, and CCT President Andrea Fischer. Background: U.S. artist Carol Westfall, and German artists Christine Altona and Helene Altona.

For many years in Chile some artistic expressions weren’t considered disciplines of high aesthetic value; textile art being one of them. Eventually, however, academic training and international contact—among many other factors, helped change around this situation. Nowadays the work of artists within this discipline is favored by greater receptiveness and appreciation of their proposals thanks to access to a wide range of creation possibilities, which is due to diversity and richness of technique and materials developed for centuries by first-settler artisans, mestizo country traditions, and urban creation.

Visitors browsing through the Reconstruct-us exhibit in Costa Rica.

In 2007, hoping to grow within their work and optimize the growing interest to cultivate this discipline, a group of Chilean textile artists formed a non-profit organization they named Chile Crea Textil (Chile Creates Textile). Since then they have worked to affiliate representatives of various textile creation and design modalities, establish a link to the academic world, share knowledge and information, and coordinate the participation of Chilean textile artists in biennial competitions, fairs, and international encounters.

Manuela Tromben: Works made with horse hair, silver, vegetable fibers, and yarn.

Carolina Morales. Necklaces. Linen/rayon mix, with closures made of ceramic, and silver.

Little by little, the work started by Chile Crea Textil has proved to be fruitful. One of the last presentations of Chilean textile art arranged by the Organization was at the “Encounter of the IberoAmerican Textile Network: Textile Creation, Sustainable Tradition, and Responsible Innovation,” which took place in September, 2010 in San José, Costa Rica. For that exhibit, the selection of Chilean textile works and contemporary jewelry by eleven artists and twelve contemporary textile jewelry designers, was amply recognized by its originality and high artistic level.

At the time of applying to the Costa Rican Encounter, Chile Crea Textil proposed a theme to be followed by Chilean artists wishing to participate: The earthquake that shook the country in 2010, and the concept of reconstruction, thus naming the exhibit Reconstruir-se (re-construct ourselves). Urged to ponder about the theme in question, the artists resorted to great creativity to develop their own distinctive work, which was marked by the identity of living in a land where movements from within the earth are commonplace, yet having been afflicted by one of the most intense earthquakes ever registered.

Contact CCT:

Montserrat Lira: Necklaces woven with thermoplastic material.

Angélica Delgado & Eduardo Sepúlveda, Necklace. Fabric coiling, thread, metal.


From the same exposition is one of the wall pieces:

Constancia Urrutia: "Gestures"

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation


Montserrat Lira is one of the jewelry artists participating in the Reconstruct-us textile jewelry show in Costa Rica last September (see article above).

Montserrat Lira: Cocoon pin

She studied in Venezuela, Chile and the U.S. before dedicating her professional creativity solely to contemporary jewelry and teaching.
Montserrat uses materials such as felt, cocoons, woven nets, thermoplastic fibers, and polymers. Her main interest is the discovery and combination of techniques and materials in order to develop surfaces and textile objects featuring contemporary design with a strong visual and color impact.

Montserrat Lira: Nuno felt shawl

In the area of education, Montserrat has taught dyeing techniques, stamping and felting for over 10 years in various design and fashion schools, and in her own studio.

Montserrat Lira: Necklace

Montserrat Lira: Necklaces

Montserrat Lira: Necklace featuring felt balls

Selected into the CREA National Chile Competition in 2009 and 2010, Montserrat also participated in the Reconstruct-us show featured above. Her contact information is

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation