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Identity: Jewellery Competition 2017

Award  /  19 Mar 2017  -  20 Mar 2017
Published: 27.02.2017
Tove Knuts. Bracelet: RV 66 FG 35, 2016. Rubber, plastic. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage + 1 kg of silver founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Tove Knuts
Bracelet: RV 66 FG 35, 2016
Rubber, plastic
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage + 1 kg of silver founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
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Intro
The 26th Legnica international jewellery competition in the framework of Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2017 under the patronage of The Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Identity
References to important phenomena that shape the present are a lasting tradition of Legnica Festival Silver. Proposing topics for future competitions we have been trying to follow current civilisational changes and thus inspire artist-goldsmiths, designers and makers of unique jewellery to overpass the schemes and search for individual interpretations.

As it happens, recently, there has not probably been an issue that would not be politically marked - and usually in a negative context. Social processes and their rapid re-evaluations that we are witnessing are described in a language of extreme emotions and not of facts; and ‘post-truth’ becomes the word of the year. As a result existing criteria for ordering the individual / community relation more and more often force us to make world view declarations. At the same time the very identity of an individual acquires an almost exclusively virtual quality and becomes the subject of self-creation, manipulation and even identity theft.

Designer jewellery, that has always been treated as a personal amulet, a symbol, a determinant of individual identity, today is subject to the same mechanisms of ruthless marketing as any product, service, emotion or experience. Therefore new questions arise with respect to the item / user relation both in the real and virtual context so ruthlessly shaped by the economy of profit.

Are material amulets still needed to manifest our identity?
Have former functions of jewellery been indivertibly taken over by electronic accessories?
Will the personal item made of precious materials get indivertibly replaced by the Big Data algorithm, which is able to make our personality profile on the basis of just 50 traces that we unwittingly leave on the Internet?

/ Sławomir Fijałkowski


Awards and prizes in the competence of the Jury
- Grand Prix, 10.000 PLN (c.a  2300 euro)* + 1 kg of silver.
- 2nd Award, 5.000 PLN (c.a 1150 euro)* + 1 kg of silver.
- Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica, 3.000 PLN (c.a 690 euro)*  + 1 kg of silver.
- Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, solo exhibition with catalogue worth 1000 euro.
- The Organizers’ Special Award for creative courage, uncompromising attitude, innovation or sense of humour, statuette “Silver Spur” + 1 kg of silver.
 

Prizes beyond the competence of the Jury:
- INHORGENTA MUNICH Award, Free stand at INHORGENTA MUNICH in 2018 worth 2000 euro.
- The Joachim Sokólski Award established by the Polish Modern Art Foundation, 1 kg of silver.
 - Polish Jewellery Award, free stand at Summer Trade Fair JUBINALE in Cracow in 2018.
- Polish Jewellery Award, advertisement in PB catalogue in 2018  - Honorable mention of the Goldsmithing Artists` Association, statuette and diploma.
- Honorable mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, diploma.


The selected and awarded pieces will be featured on at exhibition from 27th April - 11th June 2017.
An special opening ceremony will take part on 20th May 2017.
 
Alejandra Solar. Brooch: Aire Negro, 2015. Print, onyx (polished and matt), silver. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. 1st Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia Province - 5.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Alejandra Solar
Brooch: Aire Negro, 2015
Print, onyx (polished and matt), silver
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
1st Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia Province - 5.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
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Sham Patwardhan. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Found photos, used buttons, nylon, banknote piece, wasking wire, washing clothes pegs. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. 2nd Award of the Mayor of the Legnica City – 3.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver founded by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Sham Patwardhan
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Found photos, used buttons, nylon, banknote piece, wasking wire, washing clothes pegs
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
2nd Award of the Mayor of the Legnica City – 3.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver founded by the Gallery of Art in Legnica
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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Necuron. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. 3rd Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica – solo exhibition with catalogue worth 4500 PLN. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Necuron
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
3rd Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica – solo exhibition with catalogue worth 4500 PLN
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Alain Roggeman. Ring: Babel Tower, 2016. Silver, Briar Wood, isolation foam. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. Silver Spur Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica for creative courage and uncompromising attitude, innovation or sense of humour - statuette + 1 kg of silver founded by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Alain Roggeman
Ring: Babel Tower, 2016
Silver, Briar Wood, isolation foam
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
Silver Spur Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica for creative courage and uncompromising attitude, innovation or sense of humour - statuette + 1 kg of silver founded by the Gallery of Art in Legnica
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Leonie Ertl. Necklace: Phoenixegg, 2016. Silver 925/1000, reticulated. Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. Young Spunk Prize - Special prize, a layette made up of jurors` personal possessions for an unbridled, anti-conventional and promising artist. Leonie Ertl
Necklace: Phoenixegg, 2016
Silver 925/1000, reticulated
Awarded at: City: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
Young Spunk Prize - Special prize, a layette made up of jurors` personal possessions for an unbridled, anti-conventional and promising artist
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