The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2017 in Sweden

Exhibition  /  17 Feb 2018  -  18 May 2018
Published: 13.02.2018

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The current hybridization of the disciplines, being specific to the contemporary and global creation, doesn’t exempt the field of jewellery anymore. The fundamental gap between the accessory and the piece of art has gradually expanded since a couple of years. Being transdisciplinary, almost unruly, the artists play the daring card of the contemporary jewellery.
Contemporary jewellery is an expansive field of art and knowledge in which the difference between accessories and art objects has increased over the years. Jewellery today frequently reflects social issues and commitment and several of the participating artists express thoughts about sustainability. The various perspectives give rise to dialogue in that Contemporary jewellery interests people and can even upset them as well as wearable art jewellery, the exhibition also includes larger, more artistic objects and films.
The exhibition is one of the most extensive such manifestations to have been held at Gustavsbergs Konsthall. With a total of some 45 artists from Belgium, Sweden, and France, the triennial provides a unique opportunity to acquaint oneself with world-class contemporary jewellery. The exhibition shows that art jewellery has a place in the world of international design and that Swedish art jewellery has a prominent position in this field.
Sofia Bjorkman, who has curated the Swedish jewellery, writes in the catalog: ‘Certain themes recur in many of the artists’ work and this has influenced the selection. Materials and treatments mix and result in unique expressions in their art. Variation and rapid changes can be seen as typical of our own time, as are the multi-dimensional approaches of the artists in establishing contact with an equally shifting audience’.
The Triennial, most recently shown in Mons, is the fruit of collaboration between the principal organizer, the World Crafts Council Belgique-Francophone (WWC-BF) and organizers in the respective countries where the triennial will be shown. In Sweden, it is Konsthantverkscentrum which is the collaborating organizer, in partnership with Gustavsbergs Konsthall, and this year France and Sweden have been invited to take part. The exhibition will be shown until 13 May. In the autumn of 2018, the Triennial will open in Paris.
In undertaking the project, Konsthantverkscentrum has received financial support from the Swedish Arts Council, Kungliga Patriotiska Sallskapet, and Region Vastra Gotaland.

Selected Artists

Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Liesbet Bussche, Isabelle Carpentier, Frédérique Coomans, Clémentine Correzzola,  Bernard François,  Max Gielis,  Jonathan Hens, Lodie Kardouss, Jorge Manilla, Patrick Marchal, Dimitar Stankov, Sébastien Vandekerckhove, Octave Vandeweghe, Eve Wolfs.
Marianne Anselin, Stella Bierrenbach, Babette Boucher, Monika Brugger, Sébastien Carré, Marion Delarue, Marine Dominiczak, Sophie Hanagarth, Florence Lehman, Isabelle Leourier, Marie Masson, Nathalie Perret, Galatée Pestre, Céline Sylvestre, Laurence Verdier.
A5 (Adam Grinovich & Annika Pettersson), Tobias Alm, Lisa Björke, Linnéa Eriksson, Mia Fkih Mabrouk, Catarina Hällzon, Helena Johansson Lindell, Agnieszka Knap, Agnes Larsson, Li Liang, Kajsa Lindberg, Karin Roy Andersson, Jelizaveta Suska, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Johanna Tornqvist.


Welcome to the opening 17th February 13:00 -16:00 h.
Opening speech at 14:00 h. by Gaëlle Cornut, Director of the World Crafts Council Belgique-Francophone, WCC-BF.

Artist Talk 20 February 15:00 -17:00 h. with Marion Delarue and Helena Johansson Lindell. Introduction to the exhibition, artist presentations, and discussion.

No notice of attendance is needed. Admission free.


Tue - Su: 11:00 - 16:00 h. 
Admission free.
Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Brooch: Cameo Series, 2017. Naturally tanned reindeer leather, dyed.. 15 x 3 x 25 cm. Photo by: Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Sanna Svedestedt Carboo
Brooch: Cameo Series, 2017
Naturally tanned reindeer leather, dyed.
15 x 3 x 25 cm
Photo by: Sanna Svedestedt Carboo
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 Marie Masson, Médailles d’honneur, 2016, Photo: Marie Masson .
 Marie Masson, Médailles d’honneur, 2016, Photo: Marie Masson 

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Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, Photo: Linnéa Eriksson .
Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, Photo: Linnéa Eriksson 

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 Agnes Larsson, Remains, 2016, Photo: Karolina Serenander
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 Agnes Larsson, Remains, 2016, Photo: Karolina Serenander

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Céline Sylvestre, Série Silhouette, 2015, Photo: Matthieu Gauchet
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Céline Sylvestre, Série Silhouette, 2015, Photo: Matthieu Gauchet

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