The Edge of Banality at the Budapest Jewellery Week

Exhibition  /  12 Sep 2022  -  24 Sep 2022
Published: 06.09.2022

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For the occasion of Budapest Jewellery Week, the artists selected pieces from their collections spanning the past decade. 
Both artists expose their inner worlds and topics that resonate the most in their art. They are focusing on the jewellery as a form of contemporary visual art with its historical and craft background. Jewellery is for them a medium for communication and a way how they can express their personal and artistic opinion. Jana Machatova draw inspiration from a personal and societal cultural memory. Her ambition is to build a temporal bridge between the past and the future. Peter Machata uses the latest technologies and combines them with traditional techniques. His language is abstract, he uses organic shapes, combining them with universal symbols depicting our world´s current challenges. The signature element of his last works is the imprint of a palm or finger. Through them, he tells stories, asks questions, goes back to the past or drafts the future.

Opening of the exhibition: 12th September 17:40h

Opening times of Tobe Gallery:
13th September: 16:00-19:00
14th-15th-16th September: 14:00-18:00
17th September: 11:00-20:00
21st-23rd September: 14:00-18:00
24th  September: 11:00 - 15:00

The exhibition is a part of Budapest Jewellery Week.

This year in September the Budapest Jewelry Week will be organised for the eighth time. The utmost goal of the event is to familiarise an audience as wide as possible with the genres of contemporary jewelry by creating opportunities for local and foreign artists to present their latest works. The programme follows a biannual thematic structure, and as it has been before in every even-numbered year in this autumn again more than twenty venues will host solo or group shows as well as accompanying events all around Budapest. In addition, an exhibition will also be organised from the artworks submitted for an international artist call. The show revolves around the theme ‘PARADOX’ and the selection has been made by a one-person jury, by the most outstanding and influential figure of contemporary jewelry, the Dutch Gijs Bakker
Apart from the exhibitions the organisers of BJW aim to motivate the Hungarian and international designers and enable them to form a community via professional reports and themed workshops. The value creating initiatives that are out of ordinary in the Hungarian art scene are attracting more and more interest internationally as well as within Hungary. This year three specials guests have been invited to the event: Gijs Bakker, Charon Kransen és Daniela Malev. Our programme will, therefore, be extended by Charon’s online portfolio review and Daniela’s five-day workshop. 
The team of the event organisers, Zsófia Gizella Biró, Fruzsi Fekete, Zsófia Neuzer, Mária Roskó, Nóra Tengely, are looking forward to seeing all jewelry lovers at the events!
Date: 12-18 September, 2022.
Peter Machata. Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2021. Silver, plexiglass.. Peter Machata
Brooch: Portrait of Lady, 2021
Silver, plexiglass.
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Powerhouse, 2022. Silver, porcelain. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Powerhouse, 2022
Silver, porcelain
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Kiss the Frog, 2012. Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil. 10 x 9 x 1.5 cm. From series: Love is love. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Kiss the Frog, 2012
Silver,paper in lamineted plastic,gold foil
10 x 9 x 1.5 cm
From series: Love is love
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Catharses, 2020. Silver, plastic, zircon.. Peter Machata
Brooch: Catharses, 2020
Silver, plastic, zircon.
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Peter Machata. Brooch: Father and son, 2020. Silver and plastic.. Peter Machata
Brooch: Father and son, 2020
Silver and plastic.
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Portrait of Woman, 2020. Silver, paper, resin, hematit.. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Portrait of Woman, 2020
Silver, paper, resin, hematit.
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