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12th ERFURT Jewellery SYMPOSIUM

Exhibition  /  15 Aug 2008  -  14 Sep 2008
Published: 25.07.2008
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Intro
This symposium is unique in that it’s main focus is to provide a platform for a group of invited international artists to come together and exchange ideas in the context of a working environment, being the artists workshops of the city of Erfurt.
The 12th Erfurt Jewellery Symposium will take place from the 1st until the 15th of August 2008. This symposium has taken place in Erfurt since 1984, making it one of the oldest jewellery symposiums in Germany. This symposium is unique in that it’s main focus is to provide a platform for a group of invited international artists to come together and exchange ideas in the context of a working environment, being the artists workshops of the city of Erfurt. 

The symposium is often thematized giving the invited guests a common point of departure. This years symposium offers as a starting point the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Erfurt, where Napoleon meet with Tsar Alexander in an attempt to avoid war between France and Austria. This failed glittering event was played out with all the pomp and ceremony imaginable. The questions “What is the symbolic role of Jewellery in such events, then and now?” “What was/is jewellery’s role in status, power, honour, recognition and social belonging?” will be discussion points of the symposium. The process then of translating this starting point into sketches or finished pieces provides valuable insight for the participants into each others working processes, allowing room for understanding and discussion. 

This year the projects results will be exhibited in The Kunsthalle Erfurt, opening on the 14th of August at 7pm and continuing until the 14th of September 2008. A colloquium accompanies the Symposium, on Friday the 15th of August at 11pm in the Kleine Synagogue Erfurt. This yeas speakers will be David Bielander, Suska Mackert and Marjan Unger. 

Remarks

The International jewellery artists will be working together in the artists workshops of the city of Erfurt from the 1 until the 13 of August 2008.
This is an event of the Verbandes Bildender Künstler Thüringen, project group er furter schm ucksymposi
um in collaboration with the Kulturdirektion of the city of Erfurt and the Erfurter Kunstverein. This project is supported by the Kultusministerium and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Thüringen.

We would like you to be our guest at the Colloquium on the 15 of August 2008 at 11 am to hear lectures by David Bielander „Quäle nie ein Tier zum Scherz!“, Suska Mackert „Über Schmuck“ and Marjan Unger
„Once upon a time there was …“. 

Registration with the VBKTh
Tel + 49 (0) 361 / 642 25 71 
or
 info@vbkth.de

EXHIBITION
Kunsthalle Erfurt,
Renaissancesaal
Haus zum Roten Ochsen
Fischmarkt 7
99084 Erfurt
Tel 0361 / 655 56 60 

WORKSHOP
Künstlerwerkstätten der
Stadt Erfurt
Symposium in the artists workshops
of the city of Erfurt
Lowetscher Straße 42c
99098 Erfurt
Tel 0361 / 73 57 42 

COLLOQUIUM
Begegnungsstätte
Colloquium Meeting Place
Kleine Synagoge
An der Stadtmünze




Exhibition opening times:
Tue – Sun 11am – 6 pm,
Thu 11am – 10 pm

Benjamin Lignel and Ssvenja John speaking.
Benjamin Lignel and Ssvenja John speaking

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Norman Weber´s exhibited pieces made of paper .
Norman Weber´s exhibited pieces made of paper

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End work from Benjamin Lignel .
End work from Benjamin Lignel

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Work in process from Felix Lindner.
Work in process from Felix Lindner

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Norman Weber, Monika Brugger and Benjamin Lignel wearing the work 
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Norman Weber, Monika Brugger and Benjamin Lignel wearing the work
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