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B-SIDE Festival – 2nd Edition – Amsterdam – 3-6 Nov. 2011

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: (Maaike Ebbinge, Iris Tsante & Noémie Doge)

We are proud to announce the following artists who participate to the second edition:

Fanny AgnierFrancisca BauzaAline BerdichevskyDinie BesemsLisa BjörkePatxi CalvoNoémie CastilloTrinidad ContrerasBea CorreaMarie DebrinayVanessa de GruijterMorgane De KlerkNoemie DogePatricia  DominguesFlorie DupontMaaike EbbingePia FarrugiaJantje FleischhutAurore De GeerGerrit Rietveld AcademyCarolina GimenoAntje GodglückFien de GraafCécile GuenatDana HakimIsabelle HertzeisenRory HooperJeannette JansenHanna JorisDalia JuradoJelle KampenKatharina KatarosAviv Kinel Oya KozaciogluMuriel LangGregory LarinMuriel LaurentChristiaan LebensDorothée LoustalotTehila LeviJorge ManillaEmanuel ManoloCarolina Martinez LinaresCristina Martí MatóMärta MattssonAude MedoriAndrea NabholzGitte NygaardMichal OrenChristina Pauls Galatée PestreGaston RoisAlicia RosseletKobi RothNina SajetLucy SarneelDana SeachugaConstanze SchreiberNolia ShaktiSteinbeisserDeganit Stern SchockenLuisa SchwarzPatricia ThomazoVivi TouloumidiIris TsanteNelly Van OostAriëtte van Osnabrugge & Jack Van OsnabruggeEdda Vardimon GudnasonLaurence VerdierJulia WalterCaro WeissLucie ZampovaArnaud Zill
Bea Correa   D.I.Y GOD Charm Chain (buy now)


Christiaan Lebens & Fien de Graaf, Artist in Residence Galerie Marzee :
Christiaan LebensBroche 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.


Maaike Ebbinge, Iris Tsante & Noémie Doge (

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 - plexiglas, silver


expo « What’s Yours? » par A⁶ collectiveA⁶ = 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…
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),
Oosterdokskade 143 
Open all days: 10:00-10:00   -  artists presence: 11:00-15:00
Bracelets bulle de Galatée Pestre – Bagues cadavre exquis de Laurence Verdier – Bague menu d’Aude Medori

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

Studio Babel, Derde Kostverlorenkade 35
Open Thursday: 13:00 – 18:00, Friday – Sunday: 13:00 – 19:00

B-SIDE Festival - 2nd Edition - Amsterdam - 3-6 Nov. 2011 dans A6 collective (CH)(Antje Godglück necklace – Julia Walter brooch)

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
Muzenplein 2
open thursday-sunday 14:00-20:00
 Headquarters: HYM concept store Magna Plaza Shoppingcenter- 2nd floor Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182
Amsterdam, Netherlands
You can find information of the different exhibitions on
Free maps are available at B-side’s headquarters:
HYM concept store




EXPO ‘L’héritage de Rrose Sélavy’ – Galerie Paul-Louis Flandrin, Paris (FR) – 28 mai-27 juin 2010

“L’héritage de Rrose Sélavy” : Bijoux de Créatrices : Aude Medori, Laurence Verdier et Galatée Pestre

Jeudi 27 mai 2010 dès 18h, Paul-Louis Flandrin vous invite à découvrir le contenu de la cassette de ‘Rrose Sélavy’ : bijoux poilus, collier chaîne de vélo, matières insolites, détournements d’objets et de codes constituent les points topiques de cette étrange collection spécialement conçue par Aude Medori, Laurence Verdier et Galatée Pestre, membres plénipotentiaires du GLA.
Mais qu’est-ce que le GLA ??!

HA HA !!! apprenez-en plus sur le site de la Galerie Paul-Louis Flandrin …. un peu d’audace, que diable ! point de frilosité … (je vous entends d’ici GLA-GLA-ter … ;-) ), ça vaut le détour !


Réaction artistique au monde aseptisé Média bijouté
Parce que nous voulons porter notre art
Non le regarder perché sur un mur ou sur un pied piédestal
Nous sommes le piédestal
Vous êtes le piédestal
L’homme est le mur
C’est au pied du mur qu’on voit le mieux le bijou !
……. » [1] Galatée, Laurence et Aude pour le GLA, Paris, le 29 mars 2010

AUDE MEDORI pour GLA, l’héritage de Rrose Sélavy : « Dada, réaction nécessairement polymorphe, c’est la folle réponse des artistes à la première guerre mondiale. Pour réinvestir un tel esprit sans avoir connu la Grande Boucherie, je décidai de travailler en regard de la guerre économique, des diktats occidentaux, le dogme sacrosaint  « réussir sa vie ». L’ampleur de la tâche me semblait recouvrir une vacuité, que la préciosité de nos papiers toilettes cristallisait, comme s’il était jouissif de s’essuyer les orifices avec du PQ bleu turquoise ou vert amande. J’ai essayé de sublimer par le bijou ce qui me semblait délicieusement ridicule. Ne le passons plus par la lunette, portons-le !  »
(GNIARK ! REJOUISSANT !!!! :-) )))))

Aude Medori - Jolie toilette Aude Medori – collier ‘Jolie toilette’, laiton, papier toilette résiné

LAURENCE VERDIER pour GLA, l’héritage de Rrose Sélavy : « «!Tranchez-lui la tête!!! Cheveu un bijou!!!» hurle la Dame de Coeur. Se perdre avec Alice sur le chemin des merveilles et des cadavres exquis. Les bijoux boivent la tasse dans la potion magique et voilà les colliers qui changent d’échelle, grandissent ou rapetissent. Où court le lapin d’Alice !? Arrivera-t-il à l’heure !? Digression et détournement de temps autour de montres qui vous indiqueront rarement l’heure.« 

Laurence VerdierLaurence Verdier - ‘Cadavre exquis’, lettres poinçonnées sur bagues argent

GALATÉE PESTRE pour GLA, l’héritage de Rrose Sélavy : « A mon sens, le bijou est plein de sens… Mais aussi insensé, sensuel, sensiblement sentimental ou intensément consensuel. Pour ne pas faire de contre sens sur le sens caché de mes bijoux à double sens, dans un sens ou dans l’autre sens, il est indispensable de penser le bijou au sens large. Dans ce sens, soyez sans interdits, sensibles aux sensations sans limites d’un bijou à caresser dans le sens du poil. Au sens figuré comme au sens propre, bien entendu.« 

EXPO- les bijoux GLA - galatée PestreGalatée Pestre – ‘A contre-sens’, sautoir laiton

Galerie Paul-Louis Flandrin
158 rue de grenelle
75007 – Paris (FR)
tél : +33 (0)1 45 51 23 33
mail :

très intéressante présentation de leur bijoux à cette page

NB : « Rrose Sélavy » est un personnage fictif crée et incarné par Marcel Duchamp -artiste français
inspirateur et acteur du mouvement Dada- en 1920


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