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Legnica SILVER at Romanian Jewellery Week 2.0

Exhibition  /  30 Sep 2021  -  03 Oct 2021
Published: 20.09.2021
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Oxidized silver. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Oxidized silver
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Intro
The Legnica Collection bears witness to the richness of contexts, techniques, materials and ways of thinking about jewellery. The collection thus shows the development of the concept of jewellery: from pure ornament to a medium with specific content and value of social significance.

Artist list

Bastard Collection, David Bielander, Alexander Blank, Sungho Cho, Marion Delarue, Georg Dobler, Patrícia Domingues, Karl Fritsch, Sara Gackowska, Stephanie Hensle, Paweł Kaczyński, Christina Karababa, Tove Knuts, Otto Künzli, Ted Noten, Tabea Reulecke, Philip Sajet, Jan Suchodolski, Timothy Information Limited, Heike Walk, Jarosław Westermark, Felieke van der Leest
Legnica SILVER at Romanian Jewellery Week 2.0
 
Romanian Jewellery Week will take place in Bucharest and will run from 30 September to 3 October. The event will take place at the ARCUB Cultural Centre, as well as at five other locations in the Romanian capital. During the four-day event, jewellery lovers will have the opportunity to visit individual artists' exhibitions, collective presentations prepared by organizations and institutions, and attend guided tours and conferences.
Jewellery Week has appointed a panel of judges who will select the winners of the awards in each category, as well as award the grand prize, from the artists submitted for selection. One of the awards will be selected by Justyna Teodorczyk, director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, who has been invited to join the jury.
 

Exhibition of The International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery from the collections of the Legnica Gallery of Art
 
At one of the exhibitions organized as part of ROJW 2.0, visitors will have the opportunity to see works from The International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery from the collections of the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Over 20 objects by artists, designers, and goldsmiths from France, Greece, the Netherlands, South Korea, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom will be presented. These will include works such as Ted Noten's famous "Fashionista" necklace or the "Faceless Ring" by Otto Künzli. The exhibition will also include works qualified for and awarded in previous years during the International Jewellery Competitions - the most important event of the Legnica Silver Festival. The exhibition will feature, among others, a bracelet by Paweł Kaczyński awarded the Grand Prix in 2019.
 
ROJW is organized by the Assemblage Association, which is active in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and its creators, with which we had the honor of cooperating in the presentation of the exhibition of Romanian artists "Remains of the feast". This exhibition was presented as part of the 2019 Legnica SILVER Festival.


The International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery
 

After 25 years of "silver" shows, presented mainly as part of Legnica SILVER Festival, the Gallery of Art in Legnica decided to organize its achievements in the field of promotion of contemporary, avant-garde jewellery and in 2004 started building a permanent collection. Most of the works were obtained in the years 2013-2016 thanks to funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Currently, the Collection consists of about half a thousand works, which makes it one of the largest international collections of contemporary artistic jewellery in Europe.

It consists of objects of the latest art, their vast majority created in the 21st century. To a large extent, these are works that have been awarded in the Legnica International Jewellery Competition – the main event of Legnica SILVER Festival – as well as objects presented at accompanying exhibitions. The Collection includes works by artists from various parts of the world, showing a wide range of possibilities of using body decoration to create a work of art. The collection consists of examples of contemporary, unique jewellery as well as design objects and installations with the function of jewellery by the best Polish and foreign designers.

Legnica Collection bears witness to the wealth of contexts, techniques, materials, and ways of thinking about jewellery – from speculation on the traditional understanding of ornamentation, through the medium of content, used to manifest the artist's views, to the work of conceptual art, in which the physical object serves only the function of conveying an idea. The Collection shows therefore the evolution of the concept of jewellery: from pure ornamentation to the medium of specific content and value of social importance. It is organized according to two systems: chronological and problematic.
Legnica's shows have been repeatedly devoted to current social or philosophical and aesthetic problems, generating surprisingly original, fresh, up-to-date, and innovative works. In this respect, the Collection and the way it is organized may turn out to be an original and unique set of this kind.
 
 
Philip Sajet. Ring: Big Black, 2012. Niello on silver. Philip Sajet
Ring: Big Black, 2012
Niello on silver
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Bastard Collection. Ring: The ritual of love, 2011. Silver, zircon, red flock, etui . Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012. Bastard Collection
Ring: The ritual of love, 2011
Silver, zircon, red flock, etui 
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012
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Georg Dobler. Brooch: Neo Classic, 2012. Oxidized silver, synthetic rubies, citrines. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014. Georg Dobler
Brooch: Neo Classic, 2012
Oxidized silver, synthetic rubies, citrines
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014
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Marion Delarue. Bracelet: Red Agate, 2012 - 2013. Procelain, glass, glaze, grog.. 10.3 x 10.3 x 0.6 cm. Marion Delarue
Bracelet: Red Agate, 2012 - 2013
Procelain, glass, glaze, grog.
10.3 x 10.3 x 0.6 cm
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Patrícia Domingues. Brooch: Necuron, 2016. Steel. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. Patrícia Domingues
Brooch: Necuron, 2016
Steel
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Anti-War Warrior, 2012. Textile, glass beads, gold, topaz, onyx, silver. 8.5 x 9 x 4 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Anti-War Warrior, 2012
Textile, glass beads, gold, topaz, onyx, silver
8.5 x 9 x 4 cm
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Otto Künzli. Ring: Faceless. Oxidized silver. Otto Künzli
Ring: Faceless
Oxidized silver
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori (Sylvester), 2011. Rigid foam, silver, string. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012. Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori (Sylvester), 2011
Rigid foam, silver, string
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012
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Timothy Information Limited. Brooch: Watch the birdie, 2012. Badge, brass, silver, acrylic, steel, powder coat.. 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski (G-M Studio). Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013. Timothy Information Limited
Brooch: Watch the birdie, 2012
Badge, brass, silver, acrylic, steel, powder coat.
7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski (G-M Studio)
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013
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Ted Noten. Necklace: Fashionista, 2009. 3D printed Polyamide.. Ted Noten
Necklace: Fashionista, 2009
3D printed Polyamide.
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David Bielander. Bracelet: Koi, 2012. Thumbtacks, leather, silver. David Bielander
Bracelet: Koi, 2012
Thumbtacks, leather, silver
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Tabea Reulecke. Necklace: Lover, 2012. Silver, enamel, copper. Tabea Reulecke
Necklace: Lover, 2012
Silver, enamel, copper
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Tove Knuts. Brooch: Box II & Box IV, 2015. Silver. Tove Knuts
Brooch: Box II & Box IV, 2015
Silver
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Paweł Kaczyński. Bracelet: The silver pillow, 2019. Silver, goose feathers, welded.. 10 x 10 x 10 cm. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019. Grand Prix​
. SILVER 2019. Paweł Kaczyński
Bracelet: The silver pillow, 2019
Silver, goose feathers, welded.
10 x 10 x 10 cm
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019

Grand Prix​
SILVER 2019

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