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The European Prize for Applied Arts 2018. Monumentality - Fragility

Exhibition  /  21 Oct 2018  -  20 Jan 2019
Published: 15.10.2018
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Intro
Monumentality - Fragility, this means the same thing. The same sky everywhere, although different by Kadri Mälk.
 
Monumentality and Fragility are two words of inspiration proposed by the BeCraft (formerly WCC-BF) in order to inaugurate the thematic edition of the European Prize for Applied Arts. Delicate robustness, provocative innocence, abundance and vulnerability… the artists take at his word this antithesis or deflect it by using a contrast sometimes plastic, sometimes esthetic, social, environmental,… Unwavering spokesmen, they ally the esthetic sensibility of our contemporary society to the secular know-hows' respect in order to answer this theme which raises the existential question of the self, the others and the World.
 

Artist list

Jordi Aparicio, Peter Beard, Ulla Bech-Bruun, Cécile Bertrand, Claudia Biehne, Marian Bijlenga, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Kris Campo, Sébastien Carré, Valérie Ceulemans, Ray Church, Gabriela Cohn, Niki Collier, Trinidad Contreras, Eimear Conyard, Mária Danielova, Karine De Baets, Marion Delarue, Francine Delmotte, Patricia Domingues, Sally Fawkes, Ann-Kathrin Hartel, Dorottya Hoffmann, Joe Hogan, Lucie Houdková, Melanie Isverding, Richard Jackson, Statira Jazayeri, Nicola Kelly, Jane King, Zuzana Kubelková, Julia Maria Künnap, Dominique Labordery, Nicholas Lees, James Lethbridge, Lena Lindahl, Réka Lörincz, Kadri Malk, Vicktoria Matsuka, Dot Melanin, Harry Morgan, Nadège Mouyssinat, Susan Nemeth, Janne Nes, Artis Nimanis, Cóilín O Dubhghaill, Jiunyou Ou, Wiebke Pandikow, Annemarie Reinhold, Loukia Richards, Päivi Rintaniemi, Bruno Romanelli, Kristina Rothe, Rita Sarafian, Helena Schepens, Martin Schlotz, Caroline Schofield, Karin Seufert, Astrid Sleire, Alejandra Solar, Sophie Southgate, Dimitar Stankov, Anna Talbot, Takayoshi Terajima, Adi Toch, Flora Vagi, Ute Van Der Plaats, Reinhilde Van Grieken, Karen Vanmol, Graziano Visintin, Olivia Walker, Simon Ward, George William Bell, Fabienne Withofs, Annamaria Zanella, Felieke van der Leest
A theme anchored in the 2018-19 biennial of Mons, Belgium.
The theme has been chosen in reference to the Franco-American artist Niki de Saint-Phalle, whose a retrospective is consecrated at the BAM, event which will inaugurate the biennial in next September.

An event at the European scale.
600 creators who came from across Europe have answered the call. A jury of experts met to analyze the files. For two days, they have discovered the artists' propositions before their final selection that represents 76 candidates from 19 different European countries. They will expose in the Grande Halle of the Mons Anciens Abattoirs site.

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Prize and the WCC-Europe Prize
The European Prize for Applied Arts aim to reward the best contemporary expression's creations in the field of the Applied Arts and Craft. The winners of the Art Master Prize (3500 €) and the Young Talent Prize (3000 €) will be appointed by a jury of international experts based on requirements of artistic merit, technique and innovation expertise.

In 2019, the European Prize for Applied Arts will leave Belgium.
In Ireland: the exhibition will be hosted by Louise Allen, WCC-Europe President and WCC-International Secretary, at the National Design & Crafts Gallery (www.ndcg.ie)
In Belgium: this initiative is registered in the program of the 2018-19 biennial of Mons. It is set up by the WCC-BF in partnership with the Pôle muséal of the city of Mons and benefits the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
For the occasion, Évelyne Gilmont will take care of the scenography in the Grande Halle of Mons Anciens Abattoirs site.
 

Hours

Everyday from 12.00 to 18.00 h.
Closed Monday, 25.12.2018 and 01.01.2019.
Guided tour by booking, 30 € (for a max. of 20 persons).
 
Marion Delarue. Neckpiece: Exquisite Corpse, 2015. Casted & polished Korean pink porcelain, stringing elastic cord for articulated porcelain doll. 23 x 23 x 4 cm. Marion Delarue
Neckpiece: Exquisite Corpse, 2015
Casted & polished Korean pink porcelain, stringing elastic cord for articulated porcelain doll
23 x 23 x 4 cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Object: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016. Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, leather, magnets crocheted, metalwork, embroidered.. 20 x 20 x 31 cm. An object with brooch.. Felieke van der Leest
Object: Brachiosaurus Tree with UFO Nest and Alien Eggs, 2016
Textile, plastic animal, Argentium® silver, glass beads, leather, magnets crocheted, metalwork, embroidered.
20 x 20 x 31 cm
An object with brooch.
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Flóra Vági. Bracelet: Green Swan, 2017. Ash. 10.5 x 5 cm. Flóra Vági
Bracelet: Green Swan, 2017
Ash
10.5 x 5 cm
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Jordi Aparicio. Necklace: Anima 186, 2017. Principal volumes made with Silver 930/000 wire of 0.08mm (like a human hair) and chain made of silver 930/000 with, a special casting of charcoal and stainless steel.. 39 x 25 x 6 cm. Photo by: Jordi Aparicio. From series: Anima. Jordi Aparicio
Necklace: Anima 186, 2017
Principal volumes made with Silver 930/000 wire of 0.08mm (like a human hair) and chain made of silver 930/000 with, a special casting of charcoal and stainless steel.
39 x 25 x 6 cm
Photo by: Jordi Aparicio
From series: Anima
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Bruun Ulla Bech. Sculpture: Orthosis #2: PONY, 2018. Unglazed porcelain, stallion tail hair, leather, felt.. 31 x 92 x 23 cm. Photo by: N. Christensen. From series: Orthosis. Bruun Ulla Bech
Sculpture: Orthosis #2: PONY, 2018
Unglazed porcelain, stallion tail hair, leather, felt.
31 x 92 x 23 cm
Photo by: N. Christensen
From series: Orthosis
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Claudia Biehne. Sculpture: Untitled, 2017. Object assembled from numerous, individually made segments; handbuilt porcelain.. 53 x 42 x 56 cm. Photo by: S. Passig. From series: Between the Tides. Claudia Biehne
Sculpture: Untitled, 2017
Object assembled from numerous, individually made segments; handbuilt porcelain.
53 x 42 x 56 cm
Photo by: S. Passig
From series: Between the Tides
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Sébastien Carré. Necklace: Cultural Balance, 2018. Shagreen, natural pearls, rock pearls, film strip, cotton, silk, nylon threads.
.  . 80 x 3 - 5 cm. Photo by: M. Lee. Cutting of the film modules and assembling by hook, embroidery and weaving technique.. Sébastien Carré
Necklace: Cultural Balance, 2018
Shagreen, natural pearls, rock pearls, film strip, cotton, silk, nylon threads.
 
80 x 3 - 5 cm
Photo by: M. Lee
Cutting of the film modules and assembling by hook, embroidery and weaving technique.

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Ray Church. Vessel: Big Weapons, 2018. Earthenware decorated with slips, underglaze, decal and gold luster. Wheel thrown.. Aprox 90cm x 50cm wooden box. Photo by: J. Beynon. Clay amphora.. Ray Church
Vessel: Big Weapons, 2018
Earthenware decorated with slips, underglaze, decal and gold luster. Wheel thrown.
Aprox 90cm x 50cm wooden box
Photo by: J. Beynon
Clay amphora.

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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Imagined&Erosion, 2018. Reconstructed onyx, steel.. 7 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Patrícia Domingues. From series: Imagined&Erosion. All pieces have been broken with the help of chisels and after reconstructed. . Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Imagined&Erosion, 2018
Reconstructed onyx, steel.
7 x 4 x 3 cm
Photo by: Patrícia Domingues
From series: Imagined&Erosion
All pieces have been broken with the help of chisels and after reconstructed.

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Bolanos Durman. Sculpture: Yellow Feathered Queen, 2016. Found and blown glass, cutting.. 22.9 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm. Photo by: S. Tofts. From series: El Museo de Artefactos inventados. Bolanos Durman
Sculpture: Yellow Feathered Queen, 2016
Found and blown glass, cutting.
22.9 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm
Photo by: S. Tofts
From series: El Museo de Artefactos inventados
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Dorottya Hoffmann. Brooch: Dandelion, 2018. Copper, green patina; silver, silicone; pigments, glue, silken thread, acrylic laquer, stainless steel.
.  . 18 x 18 x 10 cm. Photo by: J. Fejet. Repoussage, rolling, sawing, patinating; doming, etching, drilling, silicone casting; wire drawing, soldering, sawing, gluing, laquering.. Dorottya Hoffmann
Brooch: Dandelion, 2018
Copper, green patina; silver, silicone; pigments, glue, silken thread, acrylic laquer, stainless steel.
 
18 x 18 x 10 cm
Photo by: J. Fejet
Repoussage, rolling, sawing, patinating; doming, etching, drilling, silicone casting; wire drawing, soldering, sawing, gluing, laquering.

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Dominique Labordery. Object: ATHENA, 2016. Silver, agate, corian.. 4 x 3 x 2.7 cm. Photo by: Dominique Labordery. Dominique Labordery
Object: ATHENA, 2016
Silver, agate, corian.
4 x 3 x 2.7 cm
Photo by: Dominique Labordery
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Lena Lindahl. Brooch: The Observer, 2018. Etched wood, silver.. 35 x 22.7 cm. Photo by: Lena Lindahl. Lena Lindahl
Brooch: The Observer, 2018
Etched wood, silver.
35 x 22.7 cm
Photo by: Lena Lindahl
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Réka Lörincz. Necklace: I am coming, 2018. Necklace, antique jewellery, silver, pearl, plastic, epoxy, toy.. 20 x 5 x 4 cm, 80 cm. Photo by: G. Talaber. Réka Lörincz
Necklace: I am coming, 2018
Necklace, antique jewellery, silver, pearl, plastic, epoxy, toy.
20 x 5 x 4 cm, 80 cm
Photo by: G. Talaber
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Wiebke Pandikow. Necklace: Fountain, 2016. Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.. 19 x 36 x 60 cm. Photo by: Wiebke Pandikow. Melting and shaping of plastic bags with flat iron, soldering iron.. Wiebke Pandikow
Necklace: Fountain, 2016
Recycled plastic bags, driftwood.
19 x 36 x 60 cm
Photo by: Wiebke Pandikow
Melting and shaping of plastic bags with flat iron, soldering iron.

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Karin Seufert. Necklace: n.T., 2017. PVC, thread.. 9.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm. Photo by: Karin Seufert. Punching, sewing, bonding.. Karin Seufert
Necklace: n.T., 2017
PVC, thread.
9.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Photo by: Karin Seufert
Punching, sewing, bonding.

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Anna Talbot. Necklace: Oh! So Many Insects!, 2017. Upcycled cookie box. Hand pierced and painted aluminum, cookie box, silk ribbon.. Photo by: Anna Talbot. Anna Talbot
Necklace: Oh! So Many Insects!, 2017
Upcycled cookie box. Hand pierced and painted aluminum, cookie box, silk ribbon.

Photo by: Anna Talbot
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Adi Toch. Installation: Talk to Me, 2017. Silver, patinated brass, copper, patinated gilding metal, stainless steel.. 100 x 70 x 130 cm. Photo by: N. Tree. 
. Series of seven pouring vessels on stilts, part of an interactive installation (microphone + plinth).
. Hand raising, spinning, press forming, patination.
. More info about size: approx W100 x D70 x H130 cm (height of furniture including the pieces) +  50 x 50 x 120 cm microphone and stand​.
.  . Adi Toch
Installation: Talk to Me, 2017
Silver, patinated brass, copper, patinated gilding metal, stainless steel.
100 x 70 x 130 cm
Photo by: N. Tree

Series of seven pouring vessels on stilts, part of an interactive installation (microphone + plinth).
Hand raising, spinning, press forming, patination.
More info about size: approx W100 x D70 x H130 cm (height of furniture including the pieces) +  50 x 50 x 120 cm microphone and stand​.

 

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Dot Melanin. Neckpiece: Tsunami on Beach Number 6, 2016. Silver, steel, copper, brass, quartz crystal, bone, PVC, Plastic, paint, poem.. 20 x 8 x 8 cm. Photo by: Dot Melanin. Dot Melanin
Neckpiece: Tsunami on Beach Number 6, 2016
Silver, steel, copper, brass, quartz crystal, bone, PVC, Plastic, paint, poem.
20 x 8 x 8 cm
Photo by: Dot Melanin
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Karen Vanmol. Necklace: AKA #ISeeFaces, 2014. Wood laminated, brass, silver, cotton.. 10 x 12 x 2 cm. Photo by: Karen Vanmol. From series: AKA #ISeeFaces. Pressure-bonding, welding, sawing.. Karen Vanmol
Necklace: AKA #ISeeFaces, 2014
Wood laminated, brass, silver, cotton.
10 x 12 x 2 cm
Photo by: Karen Vanmol
From series: AKA #ISeeFaces
Pressure-bonding, welding, sawing.

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