B-side DownTown Art Jewellery Festival:
An energetic, self-created festival for jewellery artists. It brings together a series of jewellery exhibitions and performances on different locations throughout the city of Amsterdam.
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B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival is an energetic, self-created festival for jewellery artists. The 2nd edition takes place from the 3rd until the 6th of November 2011 and brings together a series of jewellery exhibitions and performances in the city of Amsterdam. This event is initiated by min-association; Maaike Ebbinge – Iris Tsante – Noémie Doge,
who graduated from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2007 and 2008.
B-side gives artists the opportunity to explore new ways of showing their jewellery to the world. Each artist is encouraged to take responsibility for his of her own part in a bigger chain or route.
B-side emphasises the festive side of a festival and celebrate the art of jewellery. The aim of the festival is to show different ways of presenting and thinking about art jewellery through exhibitions and performances. It allows exploration of spaces that aren’t usually used for exhibition purposes, for example parks, ateliers, bicycles, empty buildings, a living room, a café or the back of a car.
B-side happens simultaneously with other inspiring jewellery events in Amsterdam.
B-side shows designs that go very much beyond mass-produced jewellery. It shows an artistic way of presenting and dealing with jewellery. The value of this jewellery is not defined by precious metals, but by their visual force and strong concept.
There are many jewellery artists working in Amsterdam. Three of the four most renowned Dutch jewellery galleries are based here, and the jewellery department of the Rietveld Academy is well-k
nown for its active students and teachers. We are very happy to be able to celebrate Amsterdam’s special connection to jewellery with this special platform for art jewellery.
B-side, another side of jewellery.
B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival is organised by: min-association.com (Maaike Ebbinge, Iris Tsante & Noémie Doge)
We are proud to announce the following artists who participate to the second edition:
Fanny Agnier — Francisca Bauza — Aline Berdichevsky — Dinie Besems — Lisa Björke — Patxi Calvo — Noémie Castillo — Trinidad Contreras — Bea Correa — Marie Debrinay — Vanessa de Gruijter — Morgane De Klerk — Noemie Doge — Patricia Domingues — Florie Dupont — Maaike Ebbinge — Pia Farrugia — Jantje Fleischhut — Aurore De Geer — Gerrit Rietveld Academy — Carolina Gimeno — Antje Godglück — Fien de Graaf — Cécile Guenat — Dana Hakim — Isabelle Hertzeisen — Rory Hooper — Jeannette Jansen –Hanna Joris — Dalia Jurado — Jelle Kampen — Katharina Kataros — Aviv Kinel — Oya Kozacioglu — Muriel Lang — Gregory Larin — Muriel Laurent — Christiaan Lebens — Dorothée Loustalot — Tehila Levi — Jorge Manilla — Emanuel Manolo — Carolina Martinez Linares — Cristina Martí Mató — Märta Mattsson — Aude Medori — Andrea Nabholz — Gitte Nygaard — Michal Oren — Christina Pauls — Galatée Pestre — Gaston Rois — Alicia Rosselet — Kobi Roth — Nina Sajet — Lucy Sarneel — Dana Seachuga — Constanze Schreiber– Nolia Shakti — Steinbeisser– Deganit Stern Schocken — Luisa Schwarz — Patricia Thomazo — Vivi Touloumidi — Iris Tsante — Nelly Van Oost — Ariëtte van Osnabrugge & Jack Van Osnabrugge — Edda Vardimon Gudnason — Laurence Verdier –Julia Walter — Caro Weiss — Lucie Zampova — Arnaud Zill
Christiaan Lebens – Broche Ode to Imperfection, 2010 Materiaal: polyurethaan, zilver, parels
Christiaan Lebens and Fien de Graaf worked with the same subjects for some time. Both fascinated by the dominant ideals surrounding beauty and the layers we create around the physical self. They decided to bring their work together.
Where the heart is
”Strong wind in the face, the sea roaring loudly, lots of curious materials hidden in the sand, my thoughts explore the freedom of space. This is where the heart is, this is where my jewellery pieces are born.” M.E.
“I like working intensively with materials. When the materials start “speaking” and taking their own way, that is where their heart is.” I.T.
“I search for hidden stories by dismantling forgotten relics; I reinvent them picking up the pieces; I’m a treasure hunter, ferreting where their heart is. ” N.D.
collection of Jeff Grundy earrings resembles a collection of coral branches
lelletje : All our earrings are designed by well-known Avant-Garde designers .A pair of earrings is never an adornment in itself. They are inspired by bright ideas which gives birth to a range of creations. (you can find the earrings from Dinie Besems)
Patricia Thomazo- broche -
expo « What’s Yours? » par A⁶ collective- A⁶ = Noémie Castillo, Aurore De Geer, Cécile Guenat, Alicia Rosselet, Luisa Schwarz, Arnaud Zill
For the B-Side Festival, the Collective A⁶ offers you an entry into the world of creation, allowing you to compose, decompose, recompose… Through a specially designed booklet of illustrations, assemble your own unique combination that could become real…
Expo: WHAT’S YOURS?
3.-6. November 2011
Lauriergracht 160 – AMSTERDAM
We are Isabelle Hertzeisen & Dorothée Loustalot, two young jewelry designers from Switzerland. On the occasion of the B-side festival, we are going to collaborate with the candyshop Pappabubble. In the “Underwater-designed” shop window, you will discover our jewelry pieces as well as other special stuff!
Papabubble, Caramels Artesans, Haarlemmerdijk 70
Open Friday: 13:00-18:00, Saturday: 10:00-17:00,
Sunday: Window exhibition
Galatée Pestre, Laurence Verdier and Aude Medori : et que sonne le GLA !
OBA Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (4th floor),
Open all days: 10:00-10:00 - artists presence: 11:00-15:00
Jewellery from Words
The girls from GLA love to play with words, having each their own process in jewellery making, which in their hands, becomes both profound and funny. Galatée Pestre tells the importance of jewellery with signs, while Laurence Verdier explores sensuality, and Aude Medori shows commitment to adornment.
Julia Walter & Antje Godglück
News from Nowhere
We met by coincidence, we drifted apart, we found each other again. Now we are here! Meet us in Julia’s atelier and have a look at what we create in moments of love, happiness, confusion and madness.
Nolia Shakti & Lucie Zampova
19 Pieter Jacobszstraat
Open Thursday-Friday 13:00-19:00, Saturday 11.00 – 18.00, Sunday 12.00-18.00
Nolia Shakti - ‘Odessa’ – Necklace, 2011 – Nespresso Capsules, gold
Same same but different
The collection of Nolia Shakti focuses on modern society values. The collection “Throw away Gold” is made out of Nespresso capsules and gold.
Lucie Zampova will present, for the first time, her collection of jewellery inspired by her trip to Hong Kong, the striking differences between the modern and old fashioned way of life in this metropolis
MIN-Association presented B-side Festival in Head-Geneva
Min-association is happy to invite you to the lecture of B-side DownTownArtJewellery festival in Jewellery Design and Accessories Department in Geneva on monday 20th. of June 2011 at James-Fazy.
HEAD-Geneva University of Art and Design
Bd. James-Fazy 15, 1201 Geneva
open thursday-sunday 14:00-20:00
Headquarters: HYM concept store Magna Plaza Shoppingcenter- 2nd floor Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182
You can find information of the different exhibitions on www.bsidefestival.nl
Free maps are available at B-side’s headquarters:
HYM concept store