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European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition 2015

Exhibition  /  23 Oct 2015  -  17 Jan 2016
Published: 10.09.2015
WCC-BF
Management:
Henriette Michaux, Anne Leclercq
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Intro
Beyond a simple presentation of pieces of artwork, the Triennial of Applied Arts shows us the fusion of concepts and material through the dialogue that takes place between the thought, the feelings and the hand.

Artist list

Cécile Ahn, Barbara Amstutz, Nevin Arig, Hayley Beckley, Marian Bijlenga, Marian Bijlenga, Iris Bodemer, Nicolas Bovesse, Abigail Brown, Abigail Brown, Sébastien Carre, Hermien Cassiers, Mathilde Caylou, Marion Courtille, Betty Cuykx, Annette Dam, Tania De Bruycker, Silke Decker, Elisa Deval, Patrícia Domingues, Samtho Duong, Anja Eichler, Sanna Eskola, Maria Espersen, Flora Fixy, Nicolas Galand, Maryan Geluk, Christine Graf, Gudnadottir Margret & Bjarnadottir Olof, Gésine Hackenberg, Michal Hanula, Malene Hartmannrasmussen, Peter Hoogeboom, Camille Jacobs, Hannah Joris, Kaori Juzu, Ulla + Martin Kaufmann, Ulrike Kleine-Behnke, Saerom Kong, Tine Krumhorn, Therese Lebrun, Typhaine Lemonnier, Juliette Leperlier, Christoph Leuner, Ria Lins, Ruediger Lorenzen, Yves Malfliet, Sofja Markarova, James Maskrey, Hugo Meert, Hilde Metz, Hilde Metz, Frank Meurer, Rosa Nogues, Monika Patuszynska, Kirsten Plank, Tiina Rajakallio, Marie-Noelle Risack, Zoe Robertson, Bruno Romanelli, Bruno Romanelli, Verena Schatz, Isabell Schaupp, Helena Schepens, Karin Seufert, Antonino Spoto, Edgars Spridzans, Frank Steyaert, Kyoko Sugiura, Kyoko Sugiura, Esther Suárez Ruiz, Dominique Thomas, Dominique Thomas, Alexandra Tollet, Yayoi Tsuji, Jessica Turrell, Flora Vagi, Nelly Van Oost, Esther Van Schuylenbergh, Rheinhilde Vangrieken, Karen Vanmol, Luzia Vogt, Monique Voz, Annamaria Zanella
European Prize for Applied Arts -  Competition and Exhibition

What are applied arts in the 21st century? What is special about these hybrid disciplines, fruit of both art and technology?

Craft is inherent to the applied arts and the concepts are often used interchangeably: craft = applied art. But when you analyse both concepts - craft and applied art - more closely, it becomes clear that the one (craft) can lead to the other (applied art), and that the other (applied art) cannot exist without the one (craft). Put more simply: an applied art cannot exist that does not come from a craft, which is traditionally split up by material and how to work it, but craft and craftsmanship are much more widely usable than in just the applied arts.

So where does the applied arts place themselves?

The European Prize for Applied Arts tries to answer this question.

Beyond a simple presentation of pieces of artwork, the Triennial of Applied Arts shows us the fusion of concepts and material through the dialogue that takes place between the thought, the feelings and the hand. This hand translates thought and tames knowledge in order to understand and translate man’s relationship with the world and with the daily things.

There are no geographical boundaries for craft skills and processes. The action of making, and the outcome of a crafted object, connects cultures, communities, and generations. Handmade objects have a story. They have been touched, manipulated, hammered, thrown, blown, and carved by another human hand. They connect us both to our past, and crucially for this exhibition, they connect us to the present.

But right now, while craft and DIY are so noticeably in the limelight and while social movements can be mobilized via handcrafting, unknown chances could be waiting in the wings. The European Prize for Applied Arts could play a role here, directing instead of following, and stimulating by beating new paths.

The number of applications for the 2012 edition shows that the European Prize for Applied Arts has already come a long way in establishing itself as an important event for contemporary craft (or applied or decorative arts) in Europe.

Open: everyday (except Monday, 24, 25, 31.12.2015 and 01.01.2016)  from 10h- 8h
Abigail Brown. Bowl: Thetis Bowl, 2013. Fine Silver. 24 x 23 x 8 cm. Photo by: Paul Carroll. Round fruit bowl. Abigail Brown
Bowl: Thetis Bowl, 2013
Fine Silver
24 x 23 x 8 cm
Photo by: Paul Carroll
Round fruit bowl
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Annette Dam. Necklace: Sofa Piece #2, 2013. Oxidized silver, wool fabric, leather, ribbons, amethyst, citrine, topaz, plastic, pearls, photo on canvas, mahogany, epoxy. 40 x 25 x 4 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Annette Dam
Necklace: Sofa Piece #2, 2013
Oxidized silver, wool fabric, leather, ribbons, amethyst, citrine, topaz, plastic, pearls, photo on canvas, mahogany, epoxy
40 x 25 x 4 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Silke Decker. Bowl: Stars framework, 2014. Bone china porcelain. 32 x 32 x 18 cm. Photo by: Silke Decker. Silke Decker
Bowl: Stars framework, 2014
Bone china porcelain
32 x 32 x 18 cm
Photo by: Silke Decker
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Maria Espersen. Object: Others, 2013. Glass. 110 x 50 x 15 cm. Photo by: Maria Espersen. Maria Espersen
Object: Others, 2013
Glass
110 x 50 x 15 cm
Photo by: Maria Espersen
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Juliette Leperlier. Sculpture: Graffite 2014, 2015. wax, pâte de verre. 25 x 15 x 15 cm. Photo by: Juliette Leperlier. Juliette Leperlier
Sculpture: Graffite 2014, 2015
wax, pâte de verre
25 x 15 x 15 cm
Photo by: Juliette Leperlier
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Hilde Metz. Object: De rode loper (le tapis rouge), 2013. Wool, linen, wood. 240 x 70 cm. Photo by: Hilde Metz. Hilde Metz
Object: De rode loper (le tapis rouge), 2013
Wool, linen, wood
240 x 70 cm
Photo by: Hilde Metz
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Rheinhilde Van Grieken. Vase: A vase is a vase, 2014. Slip cast David Leach porcelain. 12 x 29 x 28 cm. Photo by: Rheinhilde Van Grieken. Rheinhilde Van Grieken
Vase: A vase is a vase, 2014
Slip cast David Leach porcelain
12 x 29 x 28 cm
Photo by: Rheinhilde Van Grieken
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Nelly Van Oost. Neckpiece: With feelings, 2014. Gold, nickel-silver, mixed media. 47 x 43 x 35 cm. Photo by: Ophélie Firberg. Nelly Van Oost
Neckpiece: With feelings, 2014
Gold, nickel-silver, mixed media
47 x 43 x 35 cm
Photo by: Ophélie Firberg
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