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24/03/2016

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania) – 16-17 April 2016

AUTOR 2016   International Contemporary Jewelry Fair – the 15 edition – will be held during the weekend 16 – 17 April in Bucharest, Romania.

Throughout the last 7 years, AUTOR has grown bigger, wider, better. It turned into the complete and perfect event we wanted, and it has now expanded to the amplitude of an annual event. Starting this spring, AUTOR will happen once a year.

Your only chance to … See the newest contemporary jewelry collections from designers
reaching in form all over the world: more than 150 artists have sent their proposals for the first annual edition of AUTOR Fair !

AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair – Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucarest (Romania) – 16-17 April 2016 dans Ana BARBU /UZURA (RO) AUTORFair_poster

 THE « AUTHORS » :  AUTOR 2016 will bring together the Fantastic worlds of 70 artists:

Adriana Díaz Higuera — Aleksandra Atanasovski — Alessandro Morosani — Ana Barbu Uzura — ANA BRAGANÇA — Ana Marchetanu — Ana Oglejan — Ana Wagner — Andra LupuAndrea Vaggione — Andreia Gabriela Popescu — Atelier Jamais — Christine Jalio — Contemporia — Corina Mardari – Corrina GoutosCleopatra CosuletDoru Dumitrescu Wearable Sculptures — Egle Sitkauskaite — Elina Spyridou For Innocenti — Emma Nacht — Etay MalkaHakan AktugHelmi Lindblom — Ioana Enache — Isabelle Busnel — Isabelle Géréec — Iulia Ivan –  JOC -art en joia (Júlia Ortega Canalda) — Jonathan Hens — Julia Baudler — Katerina Stoyanova — Katherine Dannenberg — Katja Toporski Konstantinos Georgopoulos (Giftforever) — kostadinos jewellery — Krama — Loredana Cleja — Lucienne — Madara Keidza — Malute by Luiza Teodorescu — Mariana Tanasescu — Marilena Karagkiozi Design — Mesteshukar ButiQ — Miriam Mirna Korolkovas — Monotip — Moogu — Noha Nicolescu — Panayiotis Panayi — PÿR — Roxana Davidescu — Ruta Naujalyte — Sara Chyan — Sara Marzialetti — Simeon Shomov – SI Sabato Isabel –  Simona Ghiga – Contemporary Jewelry – snob. (Iza Visoianu) — SunYoung Kim — Sylvie Lissa Alusitz — T–SQUARED Tami Eshed — Thorning Astrup // aarhus — Utopic by Mona Vulpoiu — Vika Mayzel — Vika Tonu –  Ye Seul Seo – Yujin Lee.

 "Recycled Powder" collection - T Squared Tami Eshed - Israel. Selected for AUTOR 2016 ★Tami Eshed – Israel – « Recycled Powder » collection – T Squared – Selected for AUTOR 2016  
« Keep thinking green! » says Tami. « In this specific collection, I have decided to create a limited edition of pieces, which are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner. Instead of dying the pins, necklaces and rings with a standard Epoxy paint, I have decided to use the powder of leftover metal paint as the main coloring ingredient. »

"Sponge" by Konstantinos Georgopoulos Giftforever from Greece  « Sponge » by Konstantinos Georgopoulos Giftforever from Greece ★
“I’ve always been fascinated by objects such as wood, rocks or bone carved from the power of nature, or “bizarre” forms and combinations such as a root stuck between two rocks or a garnet crystal as a rough diamond inclusion. The greek sponges that can be found mainly in the sea of Kalymnos Island was -this time – my inspiration.”

Pressure by Panayiotis Panayi from Cyprus★ Pressure by Panayiotis Panayi from Cyprus★
Since the dawn of man, we humans had an intrinsic desire to further evolve our species.This intellectual tendency that leads us to our goals, leaves us oblivious to any negative consequences to our surroundings or ourselves. We will pursue our goals at any cost.
These days we have managed to lose control, we have imprisoned our spirit and we are fed on a daily basis a banquet of stress and pressure to further accommodate our own ambitions or the ones of our peers.
The collection is inspired by that burden; by the pressure that seems to distinguish modern man. This collection is made out of titanium (lightweight elastic, hard metal). As it wraps around the finger it applies a small amount of pressure.

Isabelle Busnel  necklaceIsabelle Busnel  necklace  My work explores all the stereotypes of classical jewellery. After a first collection playing with the kitsch imagery of cheap and popular jewellery (owls, skulls, cameos, tigers…), my second body of work focuses on the aesthetics of pearls. In my last new collection I investigate the attraction of stones. I am still using silicone rubber as material but this time I am adding translucent coloured silicone to mimic stones. White is still predominant in my necklaces and magnetic brooches but I give them a new twist with a large range of colours.
For AUTOR 2016, I am planning to show a mix of the “pearls” and the “stones” collections.

 Pink Crush by Andra Lupu, from Romania« Pink Crush » by Andra Lupu, from Romania

Birds by Youjin Lee from South Korea. Selected for AUTOR 2016Birds by Youjin Lee from South Korea. Selected for AUTOR 2016
« My jewelry shows calmness and quietness in a various and showy society using gray metal’s own characteristic. I combined the wood and metal to express heavy hearts and worries because of incompleteness communication between people. »Cleopatra Cosulet -  ·   reCYCLE Collection -   Brooch - Sterling Silver - Recycled Plastic - Miyuki Delica 11/0 (cylindrical glass beads) - Fireline (nylon) Thread.: « reCYCLE Collection » by Cleopatra Cosulet from Romania. Selected for AUTOR 2016 –  reCYCLE Collection -   Brooch – Sterling Silver – Recycled Plastic – Miyuki Delica 11/0 (cylindrical glass beads) – Fireline (nylon) Thread -
« In the physical, concrete level, we are the result of our actions , reactions and interactions. Their amount structurally determine the whole assembly which we are part of. Its isuues are also ours issues. Yet by awarness and appropriate behaviour the equilibrium can be restored.The collection is a honest and transparent statement, revealing the intentions of personal involvement and its purpose. The materials used (recycled plastic, Sterling Silver, patina, glass beads, nylon thread) and the colors chosen reveal the implicit message: « Let’s do something that matters. »

 Tule design by Helmi Lindblom, Finland [Photography by Ninni Vidgren] Tule design by Helmi Lindblom, Finland [Photography by Ninni Vidgren]
« I would like to tell the stressful world, but I can not. Nor do I want to underline the seriousness of
our time and human insecurity. Instead, I want to bring people something to hold on to.
With my current work I try to get the viewer to forget the seriousness so often connected to art. I wish that my pieces will encourage approaching touching and wearing them. I hope that the wearers lose themselves in the repeated movement of their fingers on jewelry’s surface and into the varying fingertip feelings. »

 “Meat Animals In The Grass”, 2016 by Ana Barbu UZURA from Romania  “Meat Animals In The Grass”, 2016 by Ana Barbu /UZURA from Romania ★
« This collection’s theme is the city and its aberrations, the way it makes us live, in small safe antiseptic spaces, the way it makes us eat, packed food of unknown origin, the way it makes us move, traveling in cars and running on treadmills, etc. My choice of expressing this frankensteined urban life is by using the idea of diorama, of architectural small scale models, but not to represent buildings and townscapes, but a traditional, natural, almost idyllic landscape populated with animals that now we usually grow for food in industrialized farms. »

 [Re]Born by Rada Ureche from Romania [Re]Born by Rada Ureche from Romania
« [Re]Born is a collection that emphasises on the recycling of materials, giving us an impulse to reuse or to give another destination to the objects we think we no longer need. It represents an unspoken dialougue between the perfect shapes, texture or finish and the small marks of crafting that remain visible as a humble recognition of our human flaws and imperfections.
By using the keum-boo technique we wanted to highlight the beauty and different shapes of melted silver, showing that we can prevent the waste of potentially usefull materials. As gold fusions with silver, so does every action or innaction we have upon the world we live in.
Materials used: recycled sterling silver, 23.5k gold sheet. »

 "Thinking Building" collection by Etay Malka from Israel « Thinking Building » collection by Etay Malka from Israel
« This project deals with the architecture in Tel Aviv. The differences in the city today are mainly reflected by the character of the buildings and their height. Bauhaus buildings with 2 floors and rounded balconies stand alongside the skyscrapers, offices and cranes. »

  THE UNPREDİCTABLE FORM/FOAM collection by Hakan Aktug from TurkeyTHE UNPREDİCTABLE FORM/FOAM collection by Hakan Aktug from Turkey

By Corrina Goutos - representing Germany, from AmericaBy Corrina Goutos – representing Germany, from America
Based on my exploration of the archetype of The Souvenir, my current collection looks at the things we take, imbue with a memory, place or moment, and the objects and traces that we leave behind in the process. The ephemeral dialogue between man’s rituals and nature’s forces; between environment and inhabitants.
In a culture of convenience, consumption and transience, I seek out the lost and found objects and site installations that have the memory of a person. They are the unfinished stories of affection, and neglect, visible in objects we interact with.

 Christine Jalio”Loss” by Christine Jalio from Finland –
“The “Loss”- collection is a continuum of my earlier “Past, Loss, Future”- collection which tells a story of aging, personal loss and life before and after big turning points in life. In the new ”Loss”- collection I have been concentrating on personal loss, sadness, and loneliness; on what happens after you loose someone you love. I have gone even deeper into the emotional turmoil of an individual person and tried hard to capture these feelings in my work. The pieces have a sense of comfort and safety to them and look very heavy, but are actually really light. Like a person who carries great sadness within, I wanted my pieces to be very quiet and scream very loud at the same time.”

 

 

 Grand Hotel du Boulevard, Bucharest
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 5, București, Roumanie
Téléphone : +40 21 210 2363
hello@dautor.ro

 

 

We are also happy to announce the support of our international friends for this edition of the fair: Bijou Contemporain, The Jewellery Activist, Art Jewelry Forum, The Morning Bark, Current Obsession, Mar de Color Rosa, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/06/2015

EXPO ‘ SIMON COTTRELL – timbre’ – Sienna Patti, Lenox (USA) – 27 Juin-19 Juill. 2015

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Sienna Patti (US),Simon COTTRELL (AU),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:12

 SIMON COTTRELL -  timbre 

June 27 – July 19, 2015
reception June 27 4-6pm

 Sienna patti - Simon Cottrell TIMBRE - reception June 27 4-6pm (Simon Cottrell Paired Uneven Double Pendant, 2015 Monel, woven nylon cord )

The specific combination of qualities within a sound that distinguishes it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume is its ‘timbre’. While Simon Cottrell‘s works are tangible and far less transient than any sound can ever be, this term which defines the inherent small differences within similarities seems more than apt to apply. The ongoing and slowly shifting use of certain preset parameters with only a singular material, monel, and an achromatic palette, has become his formal language. Working within this sameness has lead him to focus more closely on the possible variances within those systems of working, and heightens the sensitivity to relationships between tiny details within one piece or acrosspast works.

Simon Cottrell Down Bud II Brooch, 2015 Monel, Stainless steel, powdercoating, bio-phosphorescence 3 x 3 x 2 in.Simon Cottrell Down Bud II Brooch, 2015 Monel, Stainless steel, powdercoating, bio-phosphorescence 3 x 3 x 2 in.

“I have no need to hurry or progress in leaps and bounds. Each piece is conceived primarily for an existence in collaborating with a wearer towards their communication of self. From a wearer’s perspective, prior relationships between other earlier works of mine are insignificant. As ever my work retains a decisive avoidance of direct allusions or clearly resolved representation. This is not so much by thorough pre-­‐planning, rather by only allowing coy suggestions of subjects to repeatedly rise in a responsive and intuitive process of making, and then continuing countering those subjects. The result usually evokes something between anything and nothing.”

 Simon Cottrell Double Circles, Fingers Brooch, 2013 Monel, Stainless steel 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.Simon Cottrell Double Circles, Fingers Brooch, 2013 Monel, Stainless steel 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.

Simon Cottrell | June 27 - July 19, 2015 - Sienna PattiSimon Cottrell brooch

  Simon Cottrell Three drops, Hard Blunt Brooch, 2013 Monel, Stainless steel 2 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/8 in. Simon Cottrell Three drops, Hard Blunt Brooch, 2013 Monel, Stainless steel 2 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/8 in.

 

Simon Cottrell is an Australian artist based in Canberra. In 1997 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). In 2005 he was awarded an RMIT University Scholarship for a Master of Arts by Research. He has been teaching since 2001 and is currently a Lecturer and Researcher at the Australian National University, and has also been invited to teaching workshops, giving seminars and lectures at institutions around the world. Since 1996 he has exhibited extensively in over 120 exhibitions, in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Japan, The Netherlands, UK, Malaysia, France, Thailand, Canada, Italy, India, Spain and China. Selected Public Collections Auteur Bijou Collection City of Cagnes-­‐sur-­‐Mer, France. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne, Australia. National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra, Australia.

 

 

80 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240 USA
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office@siennapatti.com

02/05/2015

LEGNICA Jewellery Festival SILVER 2015 – 28 Avril–7 Juin 2015

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Legnica SILVER Festival,Pologne (PL),Prix/Awards,Salon — bijoucontemporain @ 2:56

 The Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2015

 PROGRAM
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER: 28th April – 7th June 2015
Culmination – openings of the exhibitions: 15th – 16th May 2015
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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER is the biggest and the most significant in Poland jewellery event, organized from over 30 years by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Every year in its framework is presented over a dozen individual and group exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists and a number of accompanying events, like: theoretical seminar, authors lectures, jewellery and fashion shows, jewellery competitions and workshops, concerts and a variety of artistic actions and happenings taking place outside in the city space.
24th LEGNICA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION  « BOUNDARIES »
The competition and – being its result – exhibition is the main event of the Festival.  Artists` task is to submit works on a given topic – a different one every year – characterised by an original creative idea and representing a high artistic and technical level. Preferred are concept, value and meaning of creative expression. Submitted works are qualified to the exhibition and awarded by the international jury.
results during opening ceremony  on 16th May 2015
BOUNDARIES - legnica 2015
SILVER SCHOOLS
Inaugurated in 2001 a cycle of exhibition presents the leading European art academies and high schools specialising in contemporary jewellery and design. Over 40 schools from Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Sweden, Estonia and Poland have been presented so far. In 2015 the exhibition will be showcasing works of professors, graduates and students from
Germany (Hochschule Wismar, Faculty of Design) and Lithuania (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Telšiai Faculty of Arts).

Schools Lithuania - bild litwa Kornelija GerikaiteSchools Lithuania – bild litwa Kornelija Gerikaite

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Recurring presentation of well-known Polish and foreign jewellery artists.

* Special guest: Ruudt Peters: DUSZA - distinguished Dutch artist, driving force, organizer and lecturer, i.a.: co-founder of the Ekster Gallery in Leeuwarden, professor of many academies in Europe and USA, juror of many prestigious jewellery competitions, author of tens solo exhibitions around the world.

Ruudt petersRuudt Peters

* Eunmi Chun: JEWELLERY – Korean artist, graduate of the Sookmyung University and Kookmin University in Seoul, as well as the Jewellery Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Laureate of the prestigious Herbert Hoffmann Award in Munich (2008).

Eunmi ChunEunmi Chun

* Elisabetta Dupré: JEWELLERY - Italian artist, graduate of the Jewellery School « Interno 7″ in Roma and the « Atelier Aura » in Munich. Laureate of the Gallery of Art in Legnica Award in 23rd Legnica International Jewellery Competition CLASSIC.

ELISABETTA DUPRE'Elisabetta Dupré

* Andi Gut: ON AND ON AND ONexhibition of well-known Swiss artist, currently professor at the Pforzheim University, who invited to collaboration and presentation his professor Rüdiger Lorenzen and his students: Frieda Dörfer, Katrin Feulner (Germany). The exhibition presents three generations of artists.

Andi GutAndi Gut

* Anna Król: JEWELLERY - graduate of the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, jewellery designer at Deco Echo company. Participant of exhibitions in Poland and abroad, recently at the JOYA BARCELONA Contemporary Jewellery Fair 2014, where she was three times awarded.

 

* Mia Kwon: VIVID! - Korean artist, graduate of the Kookmin University in Seoul and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, studied also at the Burg Giebichenstein University in Halle (ceramic design). Participant of numerous exhibitions all around the world. Laureate of the Gallery of Art in Legnica Award at JOYA BARCELONA Contemporary Jewellery Fair (2014).

Mia KwonMia Kwon

 

DEBUTS
Recurring presentation of the most promising Polish young artists, taking their first steps in the world of design and goldsmithing.
*Antonina Maria Łęcicka: Underwater city – student of the Faculty of Textile and Fashion Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, laureate of the Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica at Strzemiński Competition.

Maria ŁęcickaMaria Łęcicka

* Karolina Szymanowska: Soul paradise - graduate of the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture and assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, participant of art exhibitions.

Karolina Szymanowska Karolina Szymanowska

 

25 for 25. JEWELLERY OF THE TIME OF FREEDOM
The exhibition is a symbolic summary of events and trends in the Polish goldsmithing in the last 25 years. Presents works of the 25 most accomplished Polish creators of artistic jewellery, who have contributed the most to the development of this art during that period.
Participants of the exhibition: Andrzej Bielak — Paulina Binek — Andrzej Boss — Agnieszka Bruzda — Jacek Byczewski — Bogumił Bytomski — Piotr Cieciura — Sławomir Fijałkowski — Marcin Gronkowski –  Joanna i Tadeusz Jaworscy — Paweł Kaczyński — Zofia i Witold Kozubscy — Cezary Łutowicz — Lucyna i Marek Nieniewscy — Jacek Ostrowski — Kamilla Rohn — Magdalena i Tomasz Stajszczak — Jan Suchodolski — Andrzej Szadkowski — Marcin Tymiński — Jarosław Westermark — Arkadiusz Wolski — Alicja i Jakub Wyganowscy — Marcin Zaremski — Hanna i Jacek Zdanowscy. 

 

25 YEARS OF STFZ
The exhibition prepared on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of activity of the Polish Goldsmithing Artists Association (STFZ). The exhibition presents both recent as well as older works from the exhibitions organised by the STFZ over the years.

 

POLISH GOLDSMITHS GROUPS
Collective exhibition of the Polish art groups working in the field of jewellery in the period 1945-2015. There will be presented: UFO, Muzeum, RE, G7, Au +, Dziewiątka, Punkt G, LIS2, 4 Women.

Polish groups - UFO - J. A. RochackiPolish groups – UFO - J. A. Rochacki

 

SUR O NO SUR
Exhibition presenting works of the Argentinian jewellers: Ana Weisz, Cecilia Hecker, Eva Burton, Elisa Gulminelli, Gabriela Cohn, Gastón Rois, Iacov Azubel, Jorge Castañón, Lucía Mishquila Brichta, María Carelli, Mercedes Castro Corbat, Patricia Rodriguez, Sabina Tiemroth, Rodrigo Acosta Arias.

Maria Carelli Maria Carelli

 

PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015
International project organized by Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence. Its aim is to present and popularise achievements of the young generation of goldsmiths  and designers. Laureates of PY 2015 are: Deok Sang Han, Jie Sun, Soyeon Lee, Tithi Kutchamuch, Daniela Hedman.

 

AMBER CHAMBER
International jewellery exhibition, curated by Heidemarie Herb, a German artist living in Italy. Exhibition showcases different approaches to amber in works by the well-known European artists, including ones who have been working in amber for many years and the ones who used this material for the first time for the purpose of this exhibition. The participating artists are: Elisabeth Defner, Christiane Förster, Heidemarie Herb, Herman Hermsen, Beate Klockmann, Helfried Kodré, Philip Sajet, Peter Skubic, Gisbert Stach, Petra Zimmermann.

Amber Chamber Exhibition  /  28 Apr -  7 Jun 2015

 

WE FROM JEDWABNE
The exhibition curated by Piotr Rybaczek from La Basílica Galería in Barcelona. Presenting works by 25 Polish artists inspired by the Anna Bikont`s book under the same title.

Basilica Gal.

 

GDAŃSK BALTIC AMBER BIENNALE 2015
Exhibition concentrates on examples of avant-garde use of Baltic amber created by 24 well-known jewellery designers from 12 European countries, invited by curators: Wim Vandekerckhove, owner of the Villa De Bondt in Ghent and Sławomir Fijałkowski, a professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

 

AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2015: Mimesis
International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber, organized by the International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Amberif in Gdańsk, aiming to promote the creative thought and innovation solutions in the field of amber jewellery design.
(The winners of the 19th edition of the Amberif Design Award (2015) are already known: Marta Rżanek, Adriana Lisowska and Andrzej Cofta. This year the competition subject was « Mimesis » and the Jury assessed 135 works submitted by 112 artists from 18 countries.)
Amberif MAIN PRIZE 2015 Marta Rżanek Amberif MAIN PRIZE 2015 Marta Rżanek
 
HOLOWNIA
Exhibition of a few hundred of works all over the world submitted to the 24th Legnica International Jewellery Competition BOUNDARIES, but not selected for the main exhibition. Its name is taken from the place, where it is held – a foyer (Polish « hol ») of the Old City Hall.
 
EWA EFFENBERG: RED ARROW
Exhibition of works of Polish artist graduate of the Wł. Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, currently an associate professor at the Goldsmithing Forms Atelier led by Prof. Andrzej Boss in her alma mater. Laureate of awards and participant of more than 70 exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
 
MARTA HRYC : EXTRA-ORDINARINESS
Exhibition of artist, graduate of the Interdepartmental Environmental Doctoral Studies at the Department of Interior Architecture and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Participant of group exhibitions and laureate of awards and mentions (Legnica, Gdańsk, Florence). 
MARTA HRYC : EXTRA-ORDINARINESS
AU+ : PRIVATE APARTMENTS
Group exhibition of the conceptual works by young Polish artists (Marcin Bogusław, Bartosz Chmielewski, Filip Jackowski and Michał Wysocki), graduates of the Wł. Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Łódź. 
 
 
BOUNDARIES OF GLOBAL ART
Recurring science session, for 15 years accompanied the Festival, commenting the current status of art, contemporary jewellery and design. It`s an opportunity to reflect on the latest trends, methods and phenomenon in contemporary art in general, especially in the context of the competition topic (in 2015 – BOUNDARIES). The session involved artists and designers, historians and art critics, philosophers, culture experts, cultural anthropologists, sociologists and the wide audience.
 
BOUNDARIES
Exhibition presenting works qualified in national, photographic competition on the topic BOUNDARIES – a leitmotif of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
 
SILVER CITY
Festival will be accompanied by the workshops, art actions and happenings promoting the event. Participating these actions will be creating in the public space works referring to the Legnica Festival in their subject or form. The outcomes will visualize the Festival’s motto: « In Legnica we breathe with silver. »
 
SILVER CONCERT
Traditionally the concert closes the first day of the culmination of the Festival.  This year Cracow Jazz Trio: Tolek Lisiecki, Wojciech Groborz and Jacek Mazur will perform.
 
SILVER SCREEN
Throughout the Festival, a cinema is open showing documentaries about personalities from the art and design field and the video films created by both professionals and amateurs especially for the festival’s use and inspired by its title –  will run the cycle of screening of artistic and documentaries movies dedicated to personalities of the design art, created by professionals and amateurs and inspired by the topic: BOUNDARIES.

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

 

21/04/2014

Melting Point 2014 VALENCIA (Spain) – 8-11 Mai 2014

Melting Point Valencia 2014

The Jewellery Department of the School of Art and Design College of Valencia (EASD) will organise the second edition of the so-called “Melting Point Valencia. Joieria Contemporània 2014” next May. In 2012 we celebrated, due to the first Melting Point, the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Jewellery Department and jewellery studies in our centre. The experience was fruitful in terms of the participation of institutions and jewellers, the quality of the papers presented and the exchange of experiences and contacts made during those days. Thus, we really want to take advantage of the opportunity to repeat this experience.
The aim of this meeting is still the same than before: “…for one week the EASD Valencia and the whole city become the meeting point for artists, designers, experts, collectors, scholars and broad audiences interested in jewellery in southern Europe”. However, we would like to include a further ambitious goal: that is, to consolidate and strengthen our position in the national and international scene as a cultural, artistic, academic and professional reference for Spanish contemporary jewellery. We do not claim to be a trade fair, it is not our task. Hence, our goal is to spread the work of our students and the current projection of jewellery regarding language, profession, function or symbolism.
Melting Point 2014
For this 2014 edition we have the honour to offer a wide diversity of exhibitions, conferences and other activities by highly reputed institutions such as the National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts González Martí, or the Octubre Centre for Contemporary Culture.
We want to highlight the participation of Peter Bauhuis, Ursula Guttmann, Gisbert and Rose Stach. (Germany), Museum of Turnov (Czech Republic), Villa de Bondt Gallery (Belgium), Natalia Saldías (Chile), Alchimia School (Italy), Maden Studio (Turkey), University of Lincoln (United Kingdom), La Basilica Gallery (Barcelona), Taller Perill (Barcelona) or EAD Tarragona, among others.
Melting Point 2014
We also want to emphasise the relevance that this ancient discipline stands beyond our borders nowadays, on the artistic, educational and professional levels. Concerning this, we would like to ask the appropriate educational authorities for the deserved transition of the jewellery studies to a Degree level, following the same direction that other countries around our cultural and economic environment took years ago. This way, our professionals will no longer be in an inferior position when compared to the students of other European Union countries. In addition, as this demand is feasible due to the fact that human resources and programs already exist, we just need a political action.
Finally, we would like to invite you to visit Melting Point València. Joieria Contemporània 2014, in order to meet us, to learn from all the projects you can find here during these days, and to enjoy the jewellery as well as Valencia city. This is an experience we want to share with you. 
Antonio Sánchez García
dept_joyeria_Color
EASD València
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46001 – Valencia
Tel. 963 156 700 Fax. 963 156 701
 

Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí
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46002 Valencia
Martes a sábado de 10.00 a 14.00 h y de 16.00 a 20.00 h. Domingos de 10.00 a 14.00 h.
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46003 Valencia
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MAP - with MUVIM, Museo Ceramica - train station & Mercado ! :-)MAP – with MUVIM, Museo Ceramica – train station & Mercado ! :-)

14/04/2014

Preziosa Young 2015 – deadline : 15 NOV. 2014

LAO – Le Arti Orafe, Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is pleased to announce the
2015 edition of Preziosa Young –

International contest/exhibition for young jewellery makers
The competition does not have a predetermined theme, and the selection will be made based on: Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials; Conceptual and technical innovation.

 
Awards
The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in FlorenceParticipants
Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. There is no cost for participation, apart from the shipment of the objects (see the « Shipment of the pieces” section below)Materials
The items may be created in any material and techniqueApplication
Applicants should send a DVD or a USB stick with the following material:
- The fulfilled registration form;
- At least 5 images (TIF format). To provide the jury with tools necessary for the evaluation of the participants, images must be referred to 5 different objects. Images must be numbered from 1 to 5, and must carry the author’s last name. The candidate may submit multiple images of the same object if necessary (please, look at “Registration form“ – download in Microsoft Word format)

Deadline
November 15th 2014
By this date at latest the registration-form and the required material must reach the following address:
LAO srl (PY Contest)
Via dei Serragli 104
50124 Firenze (Italy)

Selection
The selection of the winners will be made through the material submitted by the candidates (images and texts): only in the event that the jury deems it necessary or useful for the selection, candidates will be requested to send an object for jury’s evaluation

Exhibition
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

Catalogue
A full colour catalogue will be published

Shipment of the pieces (for the selection and for the exhibition)
The shipping costs for the pieces from the origin to Firenze and back home must be paid by the submitters. It is up to the artists to decide whether to insure and/or send their pieces by registered mail. Shipment from Firenze to/by other locations for the exhibition will be paid by the organization.

Download
Registration form (download in Microsoft Word format)

Contacts
+39 055 2280131 – preziosa@artiorafe.it

03/02/2014

PREZIOSA Young 2015 Design Competition – deadline: 15 Nov. 2014

Classé dans : Concours / Competition,Italie (IT),PREZIOSA (IT),www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 21:28

PREZIOSA Young 2015 Design Competition 

PREZIOSA Young 2015 Design Competition  Place: Florence (Florence, Italy) Management: Giò Carbone 01.Jan.2014 - 15.Nov.2014 deadline: 15.Nov.2014 website: www.preziosa.org mail: preziosa@artiorafe.it
deadline: 15.Nov.2014

 

The competition does not have a predetermined theme, and the selection will be made based on: Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials; Conceptual and technical innovation.

Exhibition : 01.Jan.2014 – 15.Nov.2014 – Florence (Florence, Italy)
Management: Giò Carbone -

 

Awards:
The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in FlorenceParticipants:
Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. There is no cost for participation, apart from the shipment of the objects (see the « Shipment of the pieces” section below)

Materials:
The items may be created in any material and technique

Application:
Applicants should send a DVD or a USB stick with the following material:
- The fulfilled registration form;
- At least 5 images (TIF format). To provide the jury with tools necessary for the evaluation of the participants, images must be referred to 5 different objects. Images must be numbered
from 1 to 5, and must carry the author’s last name. The candidate may submit multiple images
of the same object if necessary (please, look at “Registration Form)

Deadline: November 15th 2014
By this date at latest the registration-form and the required material must reach the following address:
LAO srl (PY Contest)
Via dei Serragli 104
50124 Firenze (Italy)

Selection:
The selection of the winners will be made through the material submitted by the candidates (images and texts): only in the event that the jury deems it necessary or useful for the selection, candidates will be requested to send an object for jury’s evaluation

Exhibition:
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection.

 
Updated information www.preziosa.org
Contact preziosa@artiorafe.itVia dei Serragli, 104 – 50124 Firenze (Italy)
www.artiorafe.it
+39 055 22 80 131

02/01/2014

Coup de coeur : Isabelle BUSNEL whites

At JOYA 2013 Isabelle Busnel presented her new collection,  « Abracadabra in rubber » , silicone rubber jewellery :

Isabelle Busnel skull brooch (silicone rubber and magnets)
Isabelle Busnel Abracadabra Brooch. silicon rubber & magnets- new collection 2013

 Isabelle Busnel brocheIsabelle Busnel broche – silicon 2013

MAIS MAIS MAIS …… mon « coup de coeur » va à ses bijoux en émail ……

« After a 15-year career in finance and banking, an urge to express myself in a different way led me to retrain academically.
I obtained my HND in jewellery in 2008 and my Research MA in 2010, both from the London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design).
I now share my time between creating original jewellery and writing a blog about Applied Arts and Contemporary Craft.
I am a member of Dialogue Collective, a group of London-based jewellers and silversmiths, as well as a member and former treasurer of the Bristish Society of Enamelers. I am also collaborating with La Garantie, a French contemporary jewellery association. »

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - enamel brooch 3 - enamel, beads, silver plated copper, magnets - 8cm diam.Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – enamel brooch 3 – enamel, beads, silver plated copper, magnets – 8cm diam.

« My jewellery consists in a series of brooches. I have therefore explored the theme of the series and the different pieces share a story that links one to another. The same theme is used again and again and distorted.
White is the colour I am researching at the moment because it is so versatile that it fits perfectly with the concept of evolution within a series. I am interested as well in the symbolism of white and it’s association with a sense of purity: some pieces are pristine white, allowing the design to come first and some of them have black edges and cracks to break the feeling of cleanness…
White is achieved thanks to enamel and powder coating, two techniques I am researching thoroughly at the moment.
‘Brooches’ don’t have a classical pin and explore different ways of interacting with the body and clothes. The main series of brooches consist of two parts : one cup sits under the fabric and a brooch is secured on top thanks to magnets. Different combinations are possible and one can choose to show or hide the cup. I am interested in the engagement between clothing and jewellery and the versatility of a piece that can be reinterpreted by the wearer. This is the starting point of the research master I am doing at the moment. . » (British Society of Enamellers)

 Isabelle Busnel - powder coated brooch - http://busnelisabelle.wix.com/jewellery-designer#!whatIsabelle Busnel – powder coated brooch

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - powder coated brooch 1
Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – powder coated brooch

« Isabelle Busnel developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension.  Her work is whimsical and innocent but has the ability to be very provocative if used properly.  A playful poke at two ways jewellery can function.  She mostly works in enameled copper and steel but there were two fascinating brooches with wonderful play of inside and outside made of silver. «   (Sir John Cass School of Art Media and Design MA Degree Show 2010)

 Isabelle Busnel - FRANCE/UK  "Isabelle developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension. Isabelle Busnel -  brooch – « Isabelle developed jewellery around ideas of concavity and unusual forms of attachment using magnets and tension …. »

  Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - enamel brooch  5Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – enamel brooch  5

 

white brooches :
White, organic and rounded shapes are the backbone of this series: some pieces are pristine white, emphasizing their design, others display rough edges or cracks contrasting with the purity of the shape, colour and material.
The white feel is conveyed through the use of enamel and powder coating.
The brooches are not worn through a traditional pin system but explore different ways of interacting with the body and clothes, mainly through the use of magnets.

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - powder coated broochesIsabelle Busnel -  white brooches – powder coated brooches

Hide & seek serie :
This series has been designed as my Research MA project. It investigates the power of jewellery to arouse interest and intrigue by creating a gap between appearance and reality, thus establishing a unique relationship between the wearer, the viewer and the maker.
Pieces are versatile, play hide and seek wih clothes and need to be approriated by the wearer. They are made of silver plated metal and enamelled steel.

Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches - magnetic brooch, enamel, silver plated copper, magnets - 8cm diam.Isabelle Busnel -  white brooches – magnetic brooch, enamel, silver plated copper, magnets – 8cm diam.
Isabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek - brooch 4 on clothesIsabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek – brooch 4 on clothes

Isabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek serie - necklaceIsabelle Busnel -  Hide & seek serie – necklace

 et, last but not least …

collier five0eight. C'est une pièce collective de notre groupe faite pour le catwalk de schmuck (2013) . On a tous fait notre version d'une tâche de cafe et le collier est constitué de ces tâches de plusieurs tailles en bois.  Les artistes sont: maria Piana, Mara Irsara, Rachel Terry, Déborah Werbner, Elizabeth Peers, Simone ten Hompel , Jonas Mace et myself (Isabelle Busnel) ...collier five0eight. C’est une pièce collective de notre groupe faite pour le catwalk de schmuck (2013) . On a tous fait notre version d’une tache de café et le collier est constitué de ces taches de plusieurs tailles en bois.  Les artistes sont: Maria Piana, Mara Irsara, Rachel Terry, Deborah Werbner, Elizabeth Peers, Simone ten Hompel , Jonas Mace et myself (Isabelle Busnel) …  GENIAL !! 

SOME LAST EXHIBITIONS :
* MARCH 2013
Five0eight…on coffee break, Group Exhibition
Schmuck, Munich, germany

*MARCH – APRIL  2013
Ferrous, Dialogue Collective, Group Exhibition
Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA

01/12/2012

EXPO ‘UNEXPECTED PLEASURES’ – Design Museum, London (UK) – 5 Dec. 2012–3 Mars 2013

Classé dans : BOOKS / BIBLIO,Exposition/Exhibition,Grande-Bretagne (UK),MUSEE — bijoucontemporain @ 0:03

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES

The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

A Design Museum, London touring exhibition

unexpected-pleasures-0.jpg

Bringing together almost 200 objects from around the world, Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design.

Curated by jewellery designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn, the exhibition offers a survey of contemporary jewellery presented through a number of themes: Worn Out – celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery, Linking Links – looking at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery and A Fine Line – offering insights into the origins of contemporary jewellery today, highlighting key instigators of the contemporary jewellery movement.

The exhibition will feature prominent UK and international jewellers including Wendy Ramshaw, renowned for her complex geometric designs, Hans Stofer’s intricate wire form jewellery, Gijs Bakker’s conceptual adornments and delicate abstract pieces by Dorothea Pruhl.

« UNEXPECTED Pleasures, an exhibition of the world’s ugliest, loveliest, most intriguing contemporary jewellery, opened at the National Gallery of Victoria International yesterday.
 »Everything here is designed to be worn, » said guest curator and jewellery designer Susan Cohn.
Visitors took that as a challenge, moving through 180 dimly lit curiosities by the world’s most radical designers, trying to imagine what it would be like to wear a necklace of glass and ceramic dildos. Or a tubular  »veil » collar like a pearly plastic version of Ned Kelly’s helmet. Or a cluster of rusted bolts and nails on a silver  »Screw Ring ».
»After procreation and survival, our next instinct as humans is adornment, » Cohn said when asked,  »Why? »
 »Adornment is about attracting a mate, which in turn, is about procreation and survival. »
Some humans, however, obviously require more complex, intellectual adornments than others.  »Yes, some wearers will want something that speaks that way for them, » Cohn said. Among the exhibits was a vast choice of such expression, from the minimalist exquisitry of a grey sunray-pleated yoke, to a clump of small pale  »tumours », photographed bursting through a model’s frock. The latter was in a category of radical ideas.
NGV director Gerard Vaughan said the exhibition offered  »a fresh view of the many meanings associated with jewellery ».
The visiting director of London’s Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, said it was the result of a  »long, drawn-out, cerebral process », and that is precisely how it felt.
Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, is a Design Museum, London, exhibition funded by the Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust.
It is free and runs until August 26, when it will travel to London. (Daily Life.com.au)

 

MEGA,  2009
Camilla Prasch – MEGA 2009 – red dyed snap fasteners, nylon thread, silicone discs – Photo: Dorte Krogh
Lauren Kalman, Hard Wear (Oral Rims), 2006, Electroformed mold with gold plating

Doug Bucci, USA, Trans-Hematopoietic neckpiece (2010).Doug Bucci, USA, Trans-Hematopoietic neckpiece (2010).

Susie Ganch, USA, Yellow dust, brooch (2010).Susie Ganch, USA, Yellow dust, brooch (2010)

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.David Bielander, Scampi, armband/bracelet, 2007

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.Karl Fritsch Screw ring 2010 silver, nails, screws

 

Karl Fritsch, New Zealand, Steinhaufen, ring 2004.Karl Fritsch, New Zealand, Steinhaufen, ring 2004

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.Hyewon Kim -  Torn 1 (2011) – resin, twigs Photo: Myoungwook Huh

Unexpected Pleasures exhibition
Tiffany Parbs – Extension (2008) – hand woven hair, digital print – photo Terence Bogue
Caroline Broadhead, England, Veil, necklace (1983).
Caroline Broadhead, England, Veil, necklace (1983).
Susanne Klemm, Frozen, necklace, plasticSusanne Klemm, « Frozen » necklace, plastic

Blanche Tilden  Speed, neckpiece  2000  borosilicate glass, titanium, anodised aluminium  1.2 x 24.0 cm  Collection of the artistBlanche TILDEN – Speed, neckpiece  2000  borosilicate glass, titanium, anodised aluminium

Paul Derrez  Pleated Collar  1982  Plastic, steel  Collection of Paul DerrezPaul Derrez  Pleated Collar  1982  Plastic, steel 

Felieke van der Leest - necklace Felieke van der Leest – necklace

Rose by Gijs Bakker: Colour photograph in laminated plastic (1983)    http://egetal.com.au/static/files/assets/7ab4f2ba/Image_1_news.jpgGijs Bakker Rose necklace – Colour photograph in laminated plastic (1983) 

Dorothea Prühl - Habicht (Hawk), 2006 necklace, elm wood - H 40 cm Dorothea Prühl Habicht (Hawk), 2006 necklace, elm wood – H 40 cm

Noon Passama, Brooch, 2010Noon Passama, Brooch, 2010

 

First on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 April – 26 August 2012, this exhibition will also tour to the Design Museum in London, 5 Dec 2012 – 3 Mar 2013. Melbourne based designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn (interview with The Age) has curated this exhibition for the Design Museum and is also co-author of the substantial catalogue documenting this event as well contributing to the discussion about contemporary design and making.

 

 

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06/06/2012

EXPO ‘UNEXPECTED PLEASURES’ – NGV International, Melbourne (AU) – 20 Avril-26 Aout 2012

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES

The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

A Design Museum, London touring exhibition
at NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)

unexpected-pleasures-0.jpg

Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design.

Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn for the Design Museum, London with exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook.

« UNEXPECTED Pleasures, an exhibition of the world’s ugliest, loveliest, most intriguing contemporary jewellery, opened at the National Gallery of Victoria International yesterday.
 »Everything here is designed to be worn, » said guest curator and jewellery designer Susan Cohn.
Visitors took that as a challenge, moving through 180 dimly lit curiosities by the world’s most radical designers, trying to imagine what it would be like to wear a necklace of glass and ceramic dildos. Or a tubular  »veil » collar like a pearly plastic version of Ned Kelly’s helmet. Or a cluster of rusted bolts and nails on a silver  »Screw Ring ».
 »After procreation and survival, our next instinct as humans is adornment, » Cohn said when asked,  »Why? »
 »Adornment is about attracting a mate, which in turn, is about procreation and survival. »
Some humans, however, obviously require more complex, intellectual adornments than others.  »Yes, some wearers will want something that speaks that way for them, » Cohn said. Among the exhibits was a vast choice of such expression, from the minimalist exquisitry of a grey sunray-pleated yoke, to a clump of small pale  »tumours », photographed bursting through a model’s frock. The latter was in a category of radical ideas.
NGV director Gerard Vaughan said the exhibition offered  »a fresh view of the many meanings associated with jewellery ».
The visiting director of London’s Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, said it was the result of a  »long, drawn-out, cerebral process », and that is precisely how it felt.
Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, is a Design Museum, London, exhibition funded by the Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust.
It is free and runs until August 26, when it will travel to London. (Daily Life.com.au)

Art and design come together through its exploration of the radical experiments of contemporary jewelers who have pushed the boundaries. Navigate your way through the labyrinth of themes; Worn Out (celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery), Linking Links (looks at the way in which narratives are expressed through sub-themes and creative systems) and A Fine Line (offers insight into the origins of contemporary jewellery today) in an exhibition that is not to be missed.

MEGA,  2009
Camilla Prasch – MEGA 2009 – red dyed snap fasteners, nylon thread, silicone discs – Photo: Dorte Krogh

EXPO 'UNEXPECTED PLEASURES' - NGV International, Melbourne (AU) - 20 Avril-26 Aout 2012 dans Australie (AU) EXHI016680Sally Marsland (AU) – Flat colour, brooches (2002) – epoxy resin mixed with powdered pigment - Photo: Jeremy Dillon

Doug Bucci, USA, Trans-Hematopoietic neckpiece (2010).Doug Bucci, USA, Trans-Hematopoietic neckpiece (2010).

Susie Ganch, USA, Yellow dust, brooch (2010).Susie Ganch, USA, Yellow dust, brooch (2010)

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.David Bielander, Scampi, armband/bracelet, 2007

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.Karl Fritsch Screw ring 2010 silver, nails, screws

 

Karl Fritsch, New Zealand, Steinhaufen, ring 2004.Karl Fritsch, New Zealand, Steinhaufen, ring 2004

Unexpected pleasures exhibition.Hyewon Kim -  Torn 1 (2011) – resin, twigs Photo: Myoungwook Huh

Unexpected Pleasures exhibition
Tiffany Parbs – Extension (2008) – hand woven hair, digital print – photo Terence Bogue
Caroline Broadhead, England, Veil, necklace (1983).
Caroline Broadhead, England, Veil, necklace (1983).
Susanne Klemm, « Frozen » necklace, plastic

Blanche Tilden  Speed, neckpiece  2000  borosilicate glass, titanium, anodised aluminium  1.2 x 24.0 cm  Collection of the artistBlanche TILDEN – Speed, neckpiece  2000  borosilicate glass, titanium, anodised aluminium

Paul Derrez  Pleated Collar  1982  Plastic, steel  Collection of Paul DerrezPaul Derrez  Pleated Collar  1982  Plastic, steel 

Felieke van der Leest - necklace Felieke van der Leest – necklace

Rose by Gijs Bakker: Colour photograph in laminated plastic (1983)    http://egetal.com.au/static/files/assets/7ab4f2ba/Image_1_news.jpgRose necklace by Gijs Bakker: Colour photograph in laminated plastic (1983) 

Dorothea Prühl - Habicht (Hawk), 2006 necklace, elm wood - H 40 cm Dorothea Prühl Habicht (Hawk), 2006 necklace, elm wood – H 40 cm

Noon Passama, Brooch, 2010Noon Passama, Brooch, 2010

 

First on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 April – 26 August 2012, this exhibition will also tour to the Design Museum in London, 5 Dec 2012 – 3 Mar 2013. Melbourne based designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn (interview with The Age) has curated this exhibition for the Design Museum and is also co-author of the substantial catalogue documenting this event as well contributing to the discussion about contemporary design and making.

 

 

VIDEO

 

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