Alternatives of Textile Jewelry IV

Exhibition  /  30 Jun 2018  -  08 Sep 2018
Published: 15.06.2018

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With three years offset the Gallery X in Bratislava is preparing the new Textile Jewelry project. This exhibition shows a variety of current artistic attitudes, techniques and materials in visual arts that make up textile jewels. Trying to define textile jewels is getting pretty hard but this exhibition has the ambition to give it a try as well as to enhance the development of textile jewellery. This exhibition with a number of renowned foreign exhibitors offers a unique opportunity for that.

Artist list

Doris Betz, Blanka Cepková, Marion Delarue, Silvia Fedorová, Ursula Guttmann, Lenka Hyšková, Mari Ishikawa, Kati Kawalkea, Beppe Kessler, Christina Leitner, Iveta Miháliková, Tota Reciclados, Ines Schwotzer, Silke Trekel, Jana Vaterková, Blanka Šperková
Modern jewellery develops from its originally purely decorative function to an autonomous artistic expression. The jewel turns into a statement of the artist and into an interconnection with the customer. Nowadays, jewel-makers combine precious and ordinary materials and often use the "soft" material of textile or soften the hard metal by applying textile by sewing or plaiting etc.

It is the same the other way around as well: textile artists and designers also often create jewels themselves, some of them even develop this kind of art systematically and along with other ones.

Whilst a jewel as such has succeeded in gaining a position it deserves in the society, textile jewels 
in general are yet to achieve it. The exhibiting artists converted textile jewels into an artistic expression and thus their works of art can be seen within important collections in museums across the world where you can admire the works of famous artists like Beppe Kessler from the Netherlands, Silke Trekel, Mari Ishikawa and Ines Schwotzer from Germany, Ursula Guttmann and Christina Leitner from Austria or Tota Reciclados from Argentina. Alongside authors from Slovakia, the exhibition also presents the works of the emerging generation with their fresh input and masterful techniques.
/ Silvia
Blanka Cepková. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Textile. Photo by: Matus Cepka. Blanka Cepková
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Photo by: Matus Cepka
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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Encounters 7, 2018. Alpaca, iron, wood, balsa wood, acrylic, resin, acrylic paint, nylon.. 7.3 x 6.8 x 2.9 cm. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Encounters 7, 2018
Alpaca, iron, wood, balsa wood, acrylic, resin, acrylic paint, nylon.
7.3 x 6.8 x 2.9 cm
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Silke Trekel. Brooch: Lillies, 2018. Porcelain, silver, thread.. 5.5 x 5.2 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Christoph Sandig. Silke Trekel
Brooch: Lillies, 2018
Porcelain, silver, thread.
5.5 x 5.2 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Christoph Sandig
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Doris Betz. Bracelet: Pisa, 2018. Silver. Doris Betz
Bracelet: Pisa, 2018
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Marion Delarue. Neckpiece: Winged 6, 2016. Duck leather, recycled lamb leather, steel wire.. Marion Delarue
Neckpiece: Winged 6, 2016
Duck leather, recycled lamb leather, steel wire.
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Mari Ishikawa. Neckpiece: Border-001, 2017. Silver 925, Silk.. 200 cm long. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. From series: Border. Mari Ishikawa
Neckpiece: Border-001, 2017
Silver 925, Silk.
200 cm long
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
From series: Border
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