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Exhibition  /  VirtualExhibition  /  09 May 2020  -  31 May 2020
Published: 07.05.2020
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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Intro
Due to the COVID-19 issue, the Legnica Silver Festival 2020 is postponed. In the coming weeks, we show you all impressions online through our #VirtualExhibitions.

At the exhibition, works are presented which have been awarded in the International Jewellery Competition from 2006 to 2019. The jewellery belongs to the International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery from the Gallery of Art in Legnica.

Artist list

Bastard Collection, Alexander Blank, Sungho Cho, Stefan Heuser, Pawel Kaczyński, Christina Karababa, Kyung Jin Kim, Tove Knuts, Akiko Kurihara, Ria Lins, Janjaap Luijt, Judy McCaig, Daniel Michel, Ingrid Römmich, Kacper Schiffers, Nils Schmalenbach, Veronika Schmidt, Islay Taylor, Heike Walk, Jarosław Westermark, Ludmila Šikolová
The collection shows the evolution of the meaning of jewellery – from an elegant decoration to the carrier of coded information. We can look at this collection through the prism of chronology, as well as the issues because many of these works form thematic groups. It contains unique and art jewellery and it consists of objects made by polish goldsmiths and designers, as well as pieces from many jewellery artists from abroad. It contains mostly objects presented during Legnica SILVER Festivals throughout the years, including pieces that have been qualified to International Jewellery Competitions.

The International Jewellery Competitions, organized every year by the Gallery of Art in Legnica, are a testimony to the inclusion of artistic jewelry into the current conceptual and critical art. They illustrate the directions of development of this art over the last two decades and present a variety of phenomena and creative explorations based on the works of artists from almost every part of the world. The most important aspect of the Competition is the main themes referring to current philosophical, social and political issues.

In recent years we have reflected the importance of Rituals (2012), the social and personal justification of Revolt (2013), the canon of the Classic (2014), barriers and transgressions that form Boundaries (2015), the phenomenon of the City (2016), components of cultural Identity (2017) and finally the phenomenon of Illusion in art (2018). - writes Sławomir Fijałkowski in the introduction to last year's competition catalogue accompanying the jubilee edition of the Legnica SILVER Festival.

The dynamic transformations that constantly accompany today's reality, prompt critical creative reflection and are an inexhaustible source of inspiration, and the works submitted every year make us aware of the richness of contexts and interpretative nuances, confronting works made by artists from different cultures and latitudes.
Akiko Kurihara. Pendant: Alchemistic Stick, 2017. Silver 925, 18ct gold, elektro color plater.. 13.5 cm length, Ø 0.5 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Illusion: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018. 2nd Prize, Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia
. ILLUSION 2018. Akiko Kurihara
Pendant: Alchemistic Stick, 2017
Silver 925, 18ct gold, elektro color plater.
13.5 cm length, Ø 0.5 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Illusion: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018

2nd Prize, Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia
ILLUSION 2018

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Akiko Kurihara. Pendant: Alchemistic Stick, 2017. Silver 925, 18ct gold, elektro color plater.. 13.5 cm length, Ø 0.5 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Illusion: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018. Detail view
. 2nd Prize, Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia
. ILLUSION 2018. Akiko Kurihara
Pendant: Alchemistic Stick, 2017
Silver 925, 18ct gold, elektro color plater.
13.5 cm length, Ø 0.5 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Illusion: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018

Detail view
2nd Prize, Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia

ILLUSION 2018

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Kim Kyung Jin. Brooch: Take care of me!, 2017. Tissue paper, wire. 9 x 3 x 3 cm; 8 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018. Grand Prix
. ILLUSION 2018. Kim Kyung Jin
Brooch: Take care of me!, 2017
Tissue paper, wire
9 x 3 x 3 cm; 8 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2018

Grand Prix
ILLUSION 2018

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Tove Knuts. Bracelet: RV 66 FG 35, 2016. Rubber, plastic. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016. Grand Prix
. CITY 2016. Tove Knuts
Bracelet: RV 66 FG 35, 2016
Rubber, plastic
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2016

Grand Prix
CITY 2016

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Christina Karababa. Brooch: The unique handmade piece and it’s pre-Duchampian superiority, 2015. Silver, polyamide. 6 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015. Grand prix
. BOUNDARIES 2015. Christina Karababa
Brooch: The unique handmade piece and it’s pre-Duchampian superiority, 2015
Silver, polyamide
6 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015

Grand prix
BOUNDARIES 2015

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Alexander Blank. Brooch: Floryda, 2015. Silver, acrylic, Perspex, steel, carved clouds. 117 x 68 x 19 mm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015. 2nd Award
. BOUNDARIES 2015. Alexander Blank
Brooch: Floryda, 2015
Silver, acrylic, Perspex, steel, carved clouds
117 x 68 x 19 mm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2015

2nd Award
BOUNDARIES 2015

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Sungho Cho. Brooch: Queen Elisabeth, 2013. Silver, recycled plastic. 10 x 10 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014. 2nd Award
. CLASSIC 2014. Sungho Cho
Brooch: Queen Elisabeth, 2013
Silver, recycled plastic
10 x 10 x 3 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014

2nd Award
CLASSIC 2014

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Janjaap Luijt. Brooch: What the f... happened to my craft?, 2013. Silver, lacquer, casting.. 3.9 x 3.7 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013. Grand Prix, Mention of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
. REVOLT 2013
. 
. What the f *** happened to my craft?
. Revolutions are preached by the outsiders of the better class and seldom by the Wretched of the Earth. The revolutionaries who incite the people to revolt, do not belong to the group they urge to stand up against injustice. They are economists, philosophers and scholars who identify themselves with the oppressed. Was it not Robespierre in the French Revolution who called to battle against the bourgeoisie, while he himself belonged to this class? Did Karl Marx, who urged workers to fight against capitalism, ever experienced the pleasure of calluses on his hands? Or did Mao Zedong, who organized the peasant population, ever lay his hands on the plough to farm the land? I followed this tradition. In a short manifest on the Internet, I urge goldsmiths to reclaim their place in the applied arts and therefore to battle against the establishment of art academies.
.  . Janjaap Luijt
Brooch: What the f... happened to my craft?, 2013
Silver, lacquer, casting.
3.9 x 3.7 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013

Grand Prix, Mention of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
REVOLT 2013
What the f *** happened to my craft?
Revolutions are preached by the outsiders of the better class and seldom by the Wretched of the Earth. The revolutionaries who incite the people to revolt, do not belong to the group they urge to stand up against injustice. They are economists, philosophers and scholars who identify themselves with the oppressed. Was it not Robespierre in the French Revolution who called to battle against the bourgeoisie, while he himself belonged to this class? Did Karl Marx, who urged workers to fight against capitalism, ever experienced the pleasure of calluses on his hands? Or did Mao Zedong, who organized the peasant population, ever lay his hands on the plough to farm the land? I followed this tradition. In a short manifest on the Internet, I urge goldsmiths to reclaim their place in the applied arts and therefore to battle against the establishment of art academies.
 

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Janjaap Luijt. Textile: What the f... happened to my craft?, 2013. Transfer on cotton.. XXL. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013. Grand Prix, Mention of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
. REVOLT 2013. Janjaap Luijt
Textile: What the f... happened to my craft?, 2013
Transfer on cotton.
XXL
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013

Grand Prix, Mention of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
REVOLT 2013

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Daniel Michel. Piece: Window Shopping, 2012. Photogrammetry, 3D print in polyamid, goldplated.. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014. Grand Prix
. CLASSIC 2014
. Window Shopping is about luxury objects, mainly jewellery and their meaning as status symbols. l wanted to steal and so devalue jewellery and luxury objects via photogrammetry. So l went to the Kónigsallee in Düsseldorf, one of the most expensive shopping streets in Germany and watched the shopping windows of the big jewellers and luxury shops. l took photographs of classic and very expensive jewellery and objects. A software stitched them together to a 3D sobject. So l was able to steal these objects and to devalue them. Everyone can take everywhere Everything! This thought was amazing for me. Of course the results are not the same like the original and they have mistakes and manipulated parts but it's good that they carry those traces of the robbery in theirselves. The pieces question also: Do l need the original? What is the original? lsn't it fine to be able to use and appropiate existing forms, objects, files, texts where ever l am and transform them into something new? Things get totally new values if you take them out of their traditional context. l used most contemporary techniques in a basic and experimental way, the computer was my „working bench". After the 3D print l coated the jewellery with the most traditional jewellery material: Gold. Daniel Michel
Piece: Window Shopping, 2012
Photogrammetry, 3D print in polyamid, goldplated.
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014

Grand Prix
CLASSIC 2014
Window Shopping is about luxury objects, mainly jewellery and their meaning as status symbols. l wanted to steal and so devalue jewellery and luxury objects via photogrammetry. So l went to the Kónigsallee in Düsseldorf, one of the most expensive shopping streets in Germany and watched the shopping windows of the big jewellers and luxury shops. l took photographs of classic and very expensive jewellery and objects. A software stitched them together to a 3D sobject. So l was able to steal these objects and to devalue them. Everyone can take everywhere Everything! This thought was amazing for me. Of course the results are not the same like the original and they have mistakes and manipulated parts but it's good that they carry those traces of the robbery in theirselves. The pieces question also: Do l need the original? What is the original? lsn't it fine to be able to use and appropiate existing forms, objects, files, texts where ever l am and transform them into something new? Things get totally new values if you take them out of their traditional context. l used most contemporary techniques in a basic and experimental way, the computer was my „working bench". After the 3D print l coated the jewellery with the most traditional jewellery material: Gold

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Heike Walk. Set: 6 rings, 1 spoon, 2011. 925 silver. 2.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Part of: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014. Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award
. CLASSIC 2014. Heike Walk
Set: 6 rings, 1 spoon, 2011
925 silver
2.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Part of: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2014

Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award
CLASSIC 2014

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Ludmila Šikolová. Object: Credit Card valid from 12/11 till, 2011. Plastic, the scale of a carp, silver, press. 5.4 x 8.4 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012. 2nd Award
. RITUAL 2012
. Ritual in which we put a Christmas Eve carp scale into wallets shall ensure prosperity in the following year. This effect shall ensure that the credit card with the carp scale will be valid for one year.. Ludmila Šikolová
Object: Credit Card valid from 12/11 till, 2011
Plastic, the scale of a carp, silver, press
5.4 x 8.4 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012

2nd Award
RITUAL 2012
Ritual in which we put a Christmas Eve carp scale into wallets shall ensure prosperity in the following year. This effect shall ensure that the credit card with the carp scale will be valid for one year.

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Ria Lins. Necklace: Cuddle & Menuet, 2010. Silver. 55 cm;  36 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012. 3rd Award
. RITUAL 2012
. The source of inspiration for these pieces is a true story: A woman wanted to keep small items of memories of people she once knew and lost. Therefore she sewed them in the borders of her cloths. So she could carry them secretly everywhere she went.​. Ria Lins
Necklace: Cuddle & Menuet, 2010
Silver
55 cm; 36 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012

3rd Award
RITUAL 2012
The source of inspiration for these pieces is a true story: A woman wanted to keep small items of memories of people she once knew and lost. Therefore she sewed them in the borders of her cloths. So she could carry them secretly everywhere she went.​

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Nils Schmalenbach. Brooch: Being transformed, 2011. Agate, silver.. Ø  8.3 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012. Grand Prix
. RITUAL 2012. Nils Schmalenbach
Brooch: Being transformed, 2011
Agate, silver.
Ø 8.3 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2012

Grand Prix
RITUAL 2012

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Kacper Schiffers. Ring: Scream of the bliss, 2011. Porcelain, oxidized silver, gold-plated silver. 3 x 7 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011. Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award
. SEXY 2011. Kacper Schiffers
Ring: Scream of the bliss, 2011
Porcelain, oxidized silver, gold-plated silver
3 x 7 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011

Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award
SEXY 2011

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Kacper Schiffers. Ring: Scream of the bliss, 2011. Porcelain, oxidized silver, gold-plated silver. 3 x 7 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011. Detail view
. Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award​
. SEXY 2011. Kacper Schiffers
Ring: Scream of the bliss, 2011
Porcelain, oxidized silver, gold-plated silver
3 x 7 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011

Detail view
Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award​

SEXY 2011

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Jarosław Westermark. Pendant: Stick, 2011. Silver. 9.3 x 1.8 x 0.25 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011. 3rd Award
. SEXY 2011. Jarosław Westermark
Pendant: Stick, 2011
Silver
9.3 x 1.8 x 0.25 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011

3rd Award
SEXY 2011

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Ingrid Rommich. Veronika Schmidt. Ring: Mr. Diamond, 2011. Silver, gold, diamond.. 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011. Grand Prix
. SEXY 2011. Ingrid Rommich
Veronika Schmidt
Ring: Mr. Diamond, 2011
Silver, gold, diamond.
2.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2011

Grand Prix
SEXY 2011

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Judy McCaig. Brooch: Day brooch & Night brooch, 2010. Silver, perspex, paint, tombac, gold, silver, aquamarine, found material. 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.7 cm  & 8.5 x 6 x 0.4 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2010. Grand Prix, 2nd Award
. MINIMUM 2010. Judy McCaig
Brooch: Day brooch & Night brooch, 2010
Silver, perspex, paint, tombac, gold, silver, aquamarine, found material
8.5 x 5.8 x 0.7 cm & 8.5 x 6 x 0.4 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2010

Grand Prix, 2nd Award
MINIMUM 2010

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Stephan Heuser. Necklace: Untitled, 2008. Human fat, gold.. 5 x 8 x 2 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2008. Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award; Award of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
. EXCLUSIVE 2008. Stephan Heuser
Necklace: Untitled, 2008
Human fat, gold.
5 x 8 x 2 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2008

Silver Spur - The Organizers’ Special Award; Award of Goldsmithing Artists’ Association
EXCLUSIVE 2008

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Islay Taylor. Object: Off with their heads, 2006. Antique coins, gold, thread. 3 x 3 x 0.2 cm. Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski. Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2006. 2nd Award
. 
. SCANDAL 2006. Islay Taylor
Object: Off with their heads, 2006
Antique coins, gold, thread
3 x 3 x 0.2 cm
Photo by: Jerzy Malinowski
Awarded at: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2006

2nd Award
SCANDAL 2006

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