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13/01/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Alzbeta Dvorakova – a … SPACE PRINCESS ?

Classé dans : Alzbeta DVORAKOVA (CZ),COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Rep. Tcheque (CZ) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:11

 Alzbeta  Dvorakova

here is a quick glimpse on this happy 2016 !

At first,  the Marzee Graduate Prize, awarded to a selection of the most promising students. The quality of work this year 2016 has been exceptional and so we are delighted to announce a record number of prize winners – Among them :  Alžběta Dvořáková (MA) – AAAD (Acad. of Art, Architect. & Design), Prague, Czech Republic for her master work « the Secret space » .

́Alžběta Dvořákova The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch; leather, silver, gold leafAlžběta Dvořákova – The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch; leather, silver, gold leaf

Alžběta Dvořákova - The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch (back)Alžběta Dvořákova – The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch (back) – « an empty space, it is carved wooden shell. »

« I play with illusion with empty or full space, what means that at first time it looks solid and heavy but when you look closer you can see through EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Alzbeta Dvorakova – a ... SPACE PRINCESS ? dans Alzbeta DVORAKOVA (CZ) 1f642 … only wooden shell …« 

Alžběta Dvořákova - The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch (back) - "an empty space .... hidden space ..., it is carved wooden shell"Alžběta Dvořákova – The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch (back) – « an empty space …. hidden space …, it is a carved wooden shell »

Alžběta Dvořákova - The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch - "an empty space .... hidden space ..."Alžběta Dvořákova – The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch – « an empty space …. hidden space … »
fotos: Lenka Grabicova

Alžběta Dvořákova - The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch - "an empty space .... hidden space ..."Alžběta Dvořákova - The Secret of Space, 2016, brooch – « an empty space …. »

 

Puis, pour finir l’année en beauté, elle nous a proposé de nous transformer en PRINCESSES chez designSUPERMARKET;-)

designSUPERMARKET. Alžběta DvořákováAlžběta Dvořáková at designSUPERMARKET dec. 2016

Alžběta Dvořáková at designSUPERMARKET dec. 2016Alžběta Dvořáková at designSUPERMARKET dec. 2016
« Royal, petit, grand, tordu, en argent, coeur,  plein,  … Chacun est différent.
Venez choisir une petite broche sur designSUPERMARKET. »

je SOUHAITE à Alžběta Dvořáková
une année 2017 aussi merveilleuse qu’une
vie de PRINCESSE !!! :-)

 

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30/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Alzbeta Dvorakova – Bon appétit bien sûr !

Alzbeta  Dvorakova

Every year the Marzee Graduate Prize is awarded to a selection of the most promising students. The quality of work this year 2016 has been exceptional and so we are delighted to announce a record number of prize winners – Among them :  Alžběta Dvořáková (MA) – AAAD (Acad. of Art, Architect. & Design), Prague, Czech Republic for her master work « the Secret space« .

I LOVED her « the Secret space » serie ! but I will present here a « lighter », « easier » and humourous serie I loved too ! In preparation for Xmas too much eatings ! ;-) : THE BIB

Alžběta Dvořáková,  - Na pokecání -  od roku 2011   papírový ubrousek, netkaná textilie, papír, nerezová ocel  foto: Alžběta Dvořáková, Tomáš Polák,:

THE BIB
« There is no day I wouldn´t get dirty. Never endless collection of bibs for public and private use, for men and women. I have started to like the topic of bibs and I am always returning to it. The inspiration comes from my own “akwardness“ and from “dirty” t-shirts in my cupboard.« 

Alžběta Dvořáková,  - THE BIB - from 2011 - paper tissue, nonwoven textile, paper, stainless steel  Alžběta Dvořáková,  – THE BIB – from 2011 – paper tissue, nonwoven textile, paper, stainless steel – Photo: Alžběta Dvořáková, Tomáš Polák
Alžběta Dvořáková,  - Na pokecání -  od roku 2011   papírový ubrousek, netkaná textilie, papír, nerezová ocel  foto: Alžběta Dvořáková, Tomáš Polák,: Alžběta Dvořáková,  – THE BIB - 2

Alžběta Dvořáková,  - THE BIB - 3 -  od roku 2011   papírový ubrousek, netkaná textilie, papír, nerezová ocel  foto: Alžběta Dvořáková, Tomáš Polák,: Alžběta Dvořáková,  – THE BIB – 3

Alžběta Dvořáková,  - THE BIB -4 -  od roku 2011   papírový ubrousek, netkaná textilie, papír, nerezová ocel  foto: Alžběta Dvořáková, Tomáš Polák,: Alžběta Dvořáková,  – THE BIB -4

 ET VOILà ! ;-)

Bon appétit bien sûr ! :-)

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Education
2013 – 2016   Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague (ADDD), Studio K.O.V. Concept – Object – Meaning, head of dept.: i.e. Eva Eisler
 2009 – 2013   Technical University in Liberec Jewelry and Glass Design, head of dept.: i.e. Ludmila Šikolová
 2005 – 2009   Higher School of Applied Arts and the Secondary School of Aplied Arts, Prague, Design of toys and game items

Competitions
 2016 Marzee International Graduate Prize 2016, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Holand
2016 Talent Design 2016, Zlín, 2 Price in fashion design, Czech Republic
2012 Master of Crystal competition, Preciosa a.s., Jablonec nad Nisou, Award of Czech Glass Society
2011 Master of Crystal competition, Preciosa a.s., Jablonec nad Nisou, 2 Price in Figures – jewellery, figures a decorations, Czech Republic

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22/01/2016

Decouverte / COUP de COEUR : Mirka Janeckova – WHITE is WHITE

Mirka Janeckova

« I see my jewellery as a container for wearer’s emotions, memories and hopes. For creating my recent work I was inspired by surrealism and indigenous cultures.
My pieces refer to the body in an abstract way, exploring the relationship between people and their subconscious mind.
I am concentrating on using only ‘white’ materials as porcelain, silver, aluminium and textile to create playful, poetic pieces. White light contains all the others colour of the spectrum so for me it is a symbol of the unity.
I am experimenting with hybrid metal-porcelain jewellery and developing an innovative ways of applying traditional metalsmith techniques onto porcelain such as casting porcelain in place and cloisonné enamel on porcelain » (to shop at Neuner schmuck)

2014 – 2016   Royal College of Art, London  MA Jewellery and Metals
2009 – 2013  Glasgow School of Art, School of Design  BA Hons (First Class) Silversmithing and Jewellery
2015 The Most Innovative New Collection – Editor’s Choice Award at IJL
2014 BKV Price Finalist
2014 Creativity Contest, Torino, Italy – 2nd prize winner

 Mirka Janeckova Mirka Janeckova  -White Collection bangle aluminium, white porcelaine, silk, silver – (at NEUNER Schmuck)

Mirka Janeckova  -White Collection bangle aluminium, white porcelaine, silk, silverMirka Janeckova  -White Collection bangle aluminium, white porcelaine, silk, silver

« La White Collection si mostra in apparenza fragile, con le sue linee evanescenti, ma in realtà -come spiega Mirka, i suoi gioielli sono tutt’altro che delicati, perché la porcellana è un materiale molto resistente che sulla scala della durezza corrisponde a 7, maggiore delle pietre dure (come i quarzi), una caratteristica che assume dopo una cottura in forno a 1200-1400 gradi. La tecnica di “cottura bianca” utilizzata dalla designer permette poi di mantenere inalterata la brillantezza dell’argento di contro al bianco opaco della porcellana, presentando così il gioiello come oggetti dal valore anche tattile, oltre che bello ed originale da indossare. » (PreziosaMagazine)

Mirka Janeckova  - Work in progress for AiR16 show at Lighthouse - mai 2014Mirka Janeckova  – Work in progress for AiR16 show at Lighthouse – mai 2014

Mirka Janeckova necklace aluminium and porcelain White Collection €434 -aluminium, porcelain white, silk: Mirka Janeckova necklace aluminium and porcelain White Collection  – aluminium, porcelain white, silk - (at NEUNER Schmuck)

http://www.creativityoggetti.it/ita/artisti/item/217-mirka-janeckova.html: Mirka Janeckova at creativityoggetti

Mirka Janeckova White Collection brooch silver, white porcelaine €199 - NEUNER Schmuck: Mirka Janeckova White Collection brooch silver, white porcelaine – (at NEUNER Schmuck)

 Mirka Janeckova - White Collection    Porcelain Necklace  (porcelain, steel) Mirka Janeckova – White Collection    Porcelain Necklace  (porcelain, steel)

Mirka Janeckova - New Designers 2013Mirka Janeckova – New Designers 2013 – brooch presented at JOYA 2014

Mirka Janeckova  - one of my graduating pieces from GSA called Drawing Neckpiece (2013) made from slipcasted porcelain.: Mirka Janeckova  – one of my graduating pieces from GSA called Drawing Neckpiece (2013) made from slipcasted porcelain

02/11/2015

EXPO ‘TRUE LIES. A COLLECTION OF OXYMORONS’ – Září Gallery, Prague (CZ) – 16-20 Nov. 2015

TRUE LIES. A COLLECTION OF OXYMORONS.

A solo show by Federica SALA

Září Gallery, Prague – From November 16 to 20, 2015

OPENING ON NOVEMBER 16, 2015 FROM 7 TO 10PM

TRUE LIES. A COLLECTION OF OXYMORONS. A SOLO SHOW BY FEDERICA SALA

Alchimia is pleased to present True Lies. A Collection of Oxymorons, a solo-show by Italian jewellery artist Federica Sala. This marks the second in a series of solo exhibitions realized by the graduating students of Alchimia’s MFA program 2014/2015, each taking place in a different European city.

Federica Sala, Sweet Pain, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutilo, Shibuichi, photo by Federico CavicchioliFederica Sala, Sweet Pain, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutilo, Shibuichi, photo by Federico Cavicchioli

True Lies. A Collection of Oxymorons wants to question our perception of reality, inspired by Plato’s thoughts on how “reality is just a defective projection of our limited way of perceiving”*. Strong in look but extremely fragile in essence, the jewellery pieces encourage us to reflect about the inextricable co-dependency of opposites, and of how our existence might be determined by the limits we set for ourselves. Glass and stone become one entity growing from each other via a new and experimental technique developed by the artist in years of research on the island of Murano, world-famous for its artisanal glass production.
True Lies are impossible structures that point us towards the fragility of the reality we know, by sharing with us just one of the possible variations of it.
Federica Sala is one of the significant figures of a rising generation of Italian jewellery artists. Her practice is based on a continuous experimentation on the properties and qualities of materials, with a particular interest in glass and organic forms, grounded in a strong theoretical research. With this new collection Federica Sala introduced a unique approach in combining different materials such as metal, glass and gemstones. One of its pieces was nominated for the prestigious Stanislav Libenský Award.
On the occasion of the exhibition the artist will present an artist book, featuring drawings, images and a conversation with artist Luca Pozzi.

Federica Sala, Negative Growth, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutile, Silk, photo by Federico CavicchioliFederica Sala, Negative Growth, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutile, Silk, photo by Federico Cavicchioli

Federica Sala, Visible Absence, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, White Gold, photo by Federico CavicchioliFederica Sala, Visible Absence, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, White Gold, photo by Federico Cavicchioli

 Federica Sala, Unbearable Lightness, Neckpiece, 2015, Glass, Cianite, SilverFederica Sala, Unbearable Lightness, Neckpiece, 2015, Glass, Cianite, Silver

 

 

Federica Sala (b. 1986 Italy, lives and works in Milan) holds an MFA in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament from Alchimia in Florence (2015) tutored by the Mexican jewellery maker Jorge Manilla, and a BFA in Fashion Design from the Politecnico in Milan (2011) tutored by the Italian anthropologist Eleonora Fiorani and the Italian artist Giorgio Vigna. From 2010 to 2012 she has been the assistant of Giorgio Vigna and her work has been exhibited at the Mad Museum in New York, at the American Glass Weekend, at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and SOFA in Chicago, among the others.

 Federica Sala, Clear Releckness, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutilo, Silver, Leather, photo by Federico Cavicchioli: Federica Sala, Clear Releckness, 2015, Neckpiece, Glass, Rutilo, Silver, Leather, photo by Federico Cavicchioli

 

 

Září Gallery
Heřmanova 33, Prague 7
http://www.zarigallery.com
zari.galerie@email.cz
+420605121419
Opening times and days: Tue-Fri from 1 to 7pm

 

 

 

04/09/2015

EXPO ‘PRAGUE SCHMUCK 2015′ – Glass-museum ZIBA, Prague (CZ) – 4 Sept.-4 Oct. 2015

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,MUSEE,Rep. Tcheque (CZ),SCHMUCK (DE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:18

Prague, Czech Republic – The organizers of the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week have announced two exciting jewelry exhibitions, which will take place during their next edition. They are curated by the renowned designer, architect and author Eva Eisler. The exhibition will be held at the Ziba Prague Glass Experience Museum and will run from September 4 to October 4, 2015.

open on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:00pm

Schmuck 2015 Prague 2016

The two exhibitions will be centered around contemporary artistic jewelry.  The first and larger of the two is titled, “PRAGUE SCHMUCK 2015“. It is a curatorial version of the jewelry show held in Munich and highlights the season’s artistic and artisanal creations.
My goal was to select the best and most original examples that represent contemporary jewelry styles which are proof of the incredible freedom of creativity in the times in which we live and simultaneously confront Czech creating the world’s best”, says curator Eva Eisler. “When choosing I followed mainly my own intuition. Wearability was the condition for participating”
The Prague Schmuck 2015 will welcome 63 authors from 23 countries.
There will also be showing of contemporary Czech artistic jewelry. Here students and graduated from Prague’s KOV Decorative Arts Studio will also display their own creations.

Lukáš  Loskot, Director at MBPFW commented: The combination of jewelry and clothing collections in line with current trends and our understanding of fashion week. We want to pay attention to fashion in a broader context – fashion as a way of expressing your own personality. That is why we introduced in March of this year the first Czech conference on wearable technologies. And in September, we have a program to showcase jewelry. 

Both exhibitions will open on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:00pm. Entry is free to the public.

 Ramon Puig Cuyas  - Schmuck 2015 Prague Ramon Puig Cuyas

 Maria DiezMaria Diez

Mikiko Minewaki    - Schmuck 2015 Prague Mikiko Minewaki

Kimiaki Kageyama |   Schmuck 2015 Prague Kimiaki Kageyama

Carla Movia    - Schmuck 2015 Prague Carla Movia 

Eunmi Chun    - Schmuck 2015 Prague: Eunmi Chun

 

Elvira Mellado, EASD València  Elvira Mellado 

 

Diego Alves, Escola Massana  Diogo Alves « Observatório utópico » – Brass, copper, silver

Rosa Borredá, EASD València Rosa Borredá

 

 

 Glass-museum ZIBA

.m Na Prikope 20, 110 00 Prague 1 – Czech Republic (CZ)

 

25/02/2015

DECOUVERTE pour SCHMUCK 2015 : Stanislava Grebenickova

Stanislava Grebenickova from Czeck Republic,  has been selected for SCHMUCK 2015

Stanislava Grebenickova  -Light & Shadow Brooches - Cut & Polished flat Glass  with Marble and GraniteStanislava Grebenickova  -  Light & Shadow Brooches – Cut & Polished flat Glass  with Marble and Granite

« She is one of those women, who managed to balance their job and family, who are admired for their beauty and pleasant behaviour, she is a wonderful and an attentive hostess, a lady in the best sense of the word. But first and foremost she is an excellent glass-making artist.
Stanislava Grebeníčková graduated from The high school of applied arts for glassmaking in Železný Brod and then passed the atelier of Stanislav Libenský on Academy of Arts, Architecture and Desing in Prague. The very important life experience was a scholarship at Amsterdam Academy at the famous professor`s Sybren Valkema. During her studies and immediately after graduation she highly devoted herself to a formed glass. Already at that time her objects were characterised by a humour and pop art playfulness. The first big success and at the same time very characteristic illustration of her creation of the 80s was a series of objects for the exhibition in Roztoky u Prahy (1984). As a fresh graduate at that time, she created Fishing tackle, enlarged severalfold and supplemented with metal components. It was a perfect illusion of existing realias. A precise workmanship, a bright variety of colors and a perfect reproduction of the logo of the famous firm producing fishing tackle helped her to attain an unusually strong effect. The installation overwhelmed professionals and lay public as well. Real objects in unreal size were deployed on plinths in gallery and with fishing-lines a visitor was under the impression he became Gulliver in the empire of giants.
After the creative pause, devoted above all to upbringing of children and building of family background, she started to give a thought to comeback as an active artist. She knew how much time had passed since her pop art objects and realized that she couldn`t return to this era anymore…she has already been in a different stage of life and started to look for new ways of her creative expression. She has found a clear conception of her new style very soon. She created a series of objects made from combination of stone and glass. Symptomatically called plastics The bearable weight of being or On my own two feet put visually and physically massive cube of polished granite on fragile crystal spirals from formed and shaped glass. A courage and humour these plastics are presented with, take rank with her early objects.
In the second half of 90s this glass artist became more a sculptor. This is related to a desire to make a one-piece work. Whereas her husband (M. Handl) became a pioneer of the gluing technology in glass freestyle, Stanislava was not comfortable with this. Although this technology has dominated in her jewellery creation, it doesn`t seem suitable for her big objects. More likely than a distrust of mechanical qualities of glues, it is an idea, that the sculpture in itself, both sculptural and plastic, works with an integral mass and capacity. Stanislava perceives glass as a sculptural material and desires her plastics would have an influence as a sculptural masterpieces. As a graduate from Libensky school she handles „through glass painting tools“ optics and valair as well. In this time came up for example Asylum, Secret place and Mysterious Asuka.
At the same time with freestyle creation Stanislava has been profiling as a jewellery maker since 90s. At the beginning there was as she says „women`s vanity“. A desire to decorate herself, however, turned into more deeper interest, which became an integral and interesting part of her artwork. Her brooches soon became popular, well-known and sought-after in the world of modern jewellery. Her first jewellery, created in 1993, was surprisingly made of stone – local slate. A supple and accessible material facilitated working on a lapidary machine. Later Stanislava started to splice different types of glass, carefully detrited, she spliced it and glued it. Soon, however, an available color scale stopped being satisfying and she started to combine glass with interesting stones and also to experiment with melting of her own glass plates. The color in itself was not the matter, it was rather a structure and colorful combination. Looking at these brooches we often don`t know, if it is a polished natural stone or skillfully and unrepeatably melted glass. Some glass plates, used in these unique jewellery, are so much remarkable that deny the rules of glass cohesion. They are feasible only in such tiny size and are absolutely inimitable. Jewellery of this creative artist, in spite of their size, appear very monumentally. They remind of pictures. Partly by unprecedented colorful surfaces, which themselves look like a brush texture, but also by their unconditional two-dimensionality. They are based on space illusion. Almost each of them is a small expample of optical illusion: reversible cubes, vanes, prisms, portikas and columned halls are just sofisticated colorfully-geometrical segmentation of area. And therein is a jewellery work of this author so exceptional. A smooth, glazy, accurate, very precise and compact jewellery appears optically as a fragile, plastic, vulnerable and membered. Thus, it implicilty connects the most important characteristics of modern jewellery. Potential of wearing, originality and perfect manufacturing.
At present Stanislava Grebeníčková has been teaching on Higher, Secondary and Apprentice Glass School in Nový Bor. She lives and works with her family in nearby Polevsko. » (Eliška Vavříčková – 8. 12. 20:07)

Stanislava Grebenickova   - glass brooch 2000 Stanislava Grebenickova   – glass brooch 2000

Stanislava Grebenickova  - glass jewelry - brooch 2000Stanislava Grebenickova  – glass jewelry – brooch 2000

 Stanislava Grebenickova  -  brooch glass, granite 2002Stanislava Grebenickova  -  brooch glass, granite 2002

Stanislava Grebenickova  - glass jewelry - brooch 1999Stanislava Grebenickova  - glass jewelry – brooch 1999

  CENTRUM BAVARIA BOHEMIA - Stanislava Grebenickova (CZcech) - glass jewelry Stanislava Grebenickova   – glass brooch - CENTRUM BAVARIA BOHEMIA

 

03/10/2012

EXPO ‘Yong Joo Kim @ Simple Matter(s)’ – Simple Matter(s), Prague (Czech Republic) – 1-7 Oct. 2012 –

Yong Joo Kim at Simple Matter(s)

The labo Matério at Design Block  (Prague, Czech Republic)  01-Oct-2012 – 07-Oct-2012

After the recent success at Maison et Objet in Paris, the exhibition “SIMPLE MATTER(S)”, The labo Matério will be once again showcasing a selection from Yong Joo Kim’s 2012 body of work, « In light of Space » at an exhibition under the theme « Simple matter(s) », which will be presented at the 14th edition of DESIGNBLOK in Prague, Czech Republic during Prague Design and Fashion week (Oct 1-7, 2012).
SIMPLE MATTER(S) is curated by Elodie Ternaux from matériO Laboratory and dedicated to the pureness of simple materials and to the importance of simplicity in contemporary design. Regrouping a selection of materials, technologies, and designs that question our ability to come back to fundamental values. How to, in a complex world, combine sophistication and disarming simplicity?

 Yong Joo Kim at Simple Matter(s)    Artists: Yong Joo Kim  Place: The labo Matério at Design Block  (Prague, Czech Republic)  01-Oct-2012 - 07-Oct-2012    website: www.materio.com  website: www.designblok.cz  mail: info@materio.com

 

Yong Joo Kim Bracelets: In Light of Space: Overlapped and Raised by Four (Left)/ In Light of Space: Overlapped and Raised by Six (Right) 2012 Black Hook-and-loop fastener, ThreadYong Joo Kim  Bracelets: In Light of Space – 2012  Black Hook-and-loop fastener, Thread -  Overlapped and Raised by Four (Left)/ Overlapped and Raised by Six (Right)

 

 

Ethics of Wearable Art (예술장신구의 윤리) 

 

Designblok :  Prague Design and Fashion Week – 1.—7. 10. 2012
www.materio.com
www.designblok.cz
mail: info@materio.com

21/06/2012

EXPO ‘Parallel Worlds’ – Museum Cekého, Turnov (Rép.Tchèque) – 20 Juin-31 Juill. 2012

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Mari ISHIKAWA (JP),MUSEE,Rep. Tcheque (CZ) — bijoucontemporain @ 12:12

Mari Ishikawa  : I cordially invited you to the opening of the exhibition « Parallel Worlds » in Museum Cekého ráje Turnov on June 20. at 16:30 Exhhibition will ran until July 31.2012

Ishikawa Mari  :  I cordially invited you to the opening of the exhibition "Parallel Worlds" in Museum Cekého ráje Turnov on June 20. at 16:30  Exhhibition will ran until July 31.2012

Where does a “Parallel World” exist?
In a different universe?
Can one discover this world through time travel?
Is it perhaps possible to see this world in a dream?
Or does it only exist in one’s heart?
The world we see is only a part of the entire reality
which is composed of many worlds existing simultaneously, side by side.

We can find “Parallel Worlds”
whenever we open our eyes and hearts.
They are always with us.

Mari Ishikawa parallel worldsMari Ishikawa parallel worlds

Mari Ishikawa  http://www.muzeum-turnov.cz/

 

Museum Cekého
Museum of The Bohemian Paradise (!!)
Skálova 71
511 01 Turnov
GPS:  50°35’20.108″N, 15°9’28.738″E
Tel: +420 481 322 106,  481 321 148,  484 845 151
Fax: +420 481 325 577
E-mail: mail(at)muzeum-turnov.cz
www.muzeum-turnov.cz

07/03/2010

EXPO ‘Glass in Czech Jewelry – Contemporary Jewelry’ – Munich 3-31 mars 2010

Glass in Czech Jewelry – traveled exhibition

« … the notion of “Czech jewelry” is spontaneously evocative of glass pearls from the town of Jablonec and Bohemian garnets. These two jewelry materials owe their fame to long tradition and wide distribution. Although contemporary glass production in the Czech Republic is far from what it used to be in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, this notion has been still fixed in our consciousness. All over the world people look for the old “original Jablonec glass pearls” and try to imitate their quality. There is a boom of shiny cut glass in jewelry and fashion not only as an accessory, but also directly in combination with textile-woven, glittering glass on the body. »

EXPO 'Glass in Czech Jewelry - Contemporary Jewelry' - Munich 3-31 mars 2010 dans Allemagne (DE) Glas_Tschechisches_Scmuck_karte_1%281%29

Artists:
Václav Cigler, Petr Dvořák, Stanislava Grebeníčková, Kateřina Handlová, Jan Hásek, Svatopluk Kasalý, Jaroslav Kodejš, Zdenka Laštovičková, Martina Mináriková, Martin Papcún, Jiří Šibor, Markéta Šílená, Blanka Šperková

Blanka Sperkova (Czech) Silver, blue glass chips, Necklace 2008 -knitted wire
Blanka Sperkova - Necklace 2008 – silvered finger knitted wire, clear & blue glass chips

Jan Hasek (CS)-Blown sand-blasted glass, steel - hair jewelry 1991Jan Hasek-Blown sand-blasted glass, steel - hair jewelry 1991- 2
Jan Hasek - Blown sand-blasted glass, steel – hair jewelry 1991- 1 & 2

Katerina Handlova-Glass-rocailles, lamp-worked beads - 'coral' necklace 2007
Katerina Handlova – ‘coral’ necklace 2007 – Glass-rocailles, lamp-worked beads

Martina Minarikova (CS)'Crystals' necklace w removable brooches 2008
Martina Minarikova – ‘Crystals’ necklace w/ removable brooches 2008-Glass, silver, stainless steel, hematite, calcite

Petr Dvorak-Lamp-worked glass, Bohemian garnets, titanium - necklace 2009
Petr Dvorak - Lamp-worked glass, Bohemian garnets, titanium – necklace 2009 

Zdenka Lastovickova (CS) Lamp-worked glass-wound beads,Bohemian garnets, gold foil
Zdenka Lastovickova – ‘Dream’ necklace 2008 – Lamp-worked glass -wound beads w/ Bohemian garnets, gold foil, cast gilded silver

Svatopluk Kasaly-cut-polished glass, gilded brass Necklace
Svatopluk Kasaly - Untitled, Necklace 2000 – cut-polished glass, gilded brass

Václav Cigler - wearable object- optical glass, chromium plated silver
Václav Cigler – wearable object- optical glass, chromium plated silver

 

Glass in Czech Jewelry – Curator’s Comment
« The works of Czech jewelry artists using glass in contemporary jewelry are presented to the general public very rarely. Therefore the invitation of the Viennese Gallery V&V, which initiated this inspiring project, attracted attention of most of the addressed artists.
The exhibition features in total 13 artists differing in age, professional experience as well as development of their opinions over the course of their career. It can be said that the exhibited works constitute a comprehensive overview of the most interesting items created in this specific sphere.
The theme of the exhibition is glass as an original integral part of jewelry. Glass in its variations refers not only to its physical qualities such as fragility or hardness, but primarily its changeable optical and visual beauty, which provides it with a spiritual quality.
The exhibiting artists present outcomes of their work based on individual approach, representing their personal experience during glass processing. Using unique techniques they record changes of physical qualities and often reach surprising results.
The characteristic features of glass are its optical qualities, its exceptional color scheme and the possibility of achieving lustrous shine. Casting of glass achieves a matted surface,sometimes wrinkled by the artist’s intervention, thereby maintaining the latent mystery of the glass matter.
Our admiration for transparent hand-made glass beads in connection with Bohemian garnets may result in an intuitive experience—like our encounter with other works of modern art.
The presented jewelry pieces certainly stand out in their original approach and visual language, physically uniting both content and form.
The ultimate purpose of the jewelry piece is its specific presentation when it is eventually worn by a person. The body becomes a moving “carrier” of the work and animates not only the piece of jewelry itself, but also supports and develops the kinesthetic perception of viewers and the person wearing it.A great advantage for all exhibiting artists was the accessibility of using all available technologies of this industry, drawing experience from the rich arts and crafts tradition and the history of glass manufacturing in the Czech regions. Some of the exhibiting artists were influenced not only by artistic processing of glass as we know it from the tradition of preceding generations, but also by the production of Czech artists who attained international esteem with their glass sculptures. They improve established procedures by experimentation, extending the way glass is used regardless of the context of contemporary art jewelry.
This exhibition represents a beneficial step in the field of art which successfully develops the continuity of processing glass, a field often neglected both by curators and the public.
The exhibition providess insight into the phenomenon of Czech glass jewelry, extending awareness of an object which is worn and seen.  » (Jiří Šibor)

 

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