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REVOLT: Legnica International Jewellery Competition

Exhibition  /  30 Apr 2013  -  23 Jun 2013
Published: 29.05.2013
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Intro
See the awarded work and winners of REVOLT: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2013
The 22nd International Jewellery Competition - the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER - is running under the theme of REVOLT, in reference to the European protests of the indignados and the worlwide Occupy Wall Street movement. The competition’s organiser, the Gallery of Art in Legnica, asked the artists whether the standard of slogans seen on the t-shirts, banners or guerilla stickers can become enriched with a more refined message? Are the jewellery designers able to express their own opinion and join in a discussion on a subject other than aesthetics? Their artwork should be the answer.

625 entries by 319 artists from 43 countries were submitted this year. Out of these, the works of 52 artists, mainly European, but also from Argentina, Chile, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Taiwan and USA, were accepted for the exhibition. Among them, there are jewellery pieces, objects and statements, in which the maker’s thought and the concept behind the work of art are more important than its functionality, of which some works are completely deprived. The best jewellery “responses” will be showcased in the REVOLT exhibition, on display in Legnica. The winners of the competition will be announced during the festival’s finale, wich will take place on 17th - 19th May 2013, alongside other events (a seminar, concerts, meeting with designers, indoor and outdoor art happenings, presentations and screenings).

The annual International Jewellery Competition, organised by the Gallery of Art in Legnica, runs under the patronage of Minister of Culture and National Heritage, who sponsors the first prize. The competition is purely of an artistic nature, favouring the concept and the value and meaning of the artist’s message. The artists are invited to come up with an artistic response to a theme (changing annualy). Their interpretation of the competition’s theme and the artistic value of their creative expression are the main judging criteria when selecting works for the exhibition. This decision is made every year by a jury composed of distinguished personalities in the field of art jewellery. This year the jury included: Galit Gaon (Israel) – the creative director of Design Museum Holon in Israel and the founder, director and chief curator of the Israeli Cartoon Museum, Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany) – assistant professor at the Fine Arts Academy in Munich, Hans Stofer (Switzerland/United Kingdom) – professor and Head of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, and two Polish jury members, Sławomir Fijałkowski - the festival’s head consultant, lecturer and Head of Architecture and Design Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk and Aneta Lis-Marcinkiewicz - art jeweller, member of LIS2 art group.

The Legnica SILVER Festival (running annualy since 1979) is the most important of events organised by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Every year, the festival programme consists of numerous collective and individual exhibitions, presenting contemporary goldsmithing and design by Polish and international artists. These include the International Jewellery Competition show, Artists Profiles – recurring retrospective exhibitions of outstanding jewellery artists, Silver Schools – annual presentation of the European jewellery academies, Debuts – series showcasing works of young Polish designers just starting their careers, and Holownia – display of the works submitted to the competition, but not accepted for the main exhibition. In addition to the recurring shows, there are others accompanying them – this year between 30th April and 30th June, 17 more exhibitions will be held in Legnica. Feel invited!


Agata Bartos – Poland, Nicole Beck – Germany, Claudia Betancourt & Ricardo Pulgar – Chile, Krzysztof Borkowski –Poland, Andrzej Boss – Poland, Vernon Bowden – New Zealand, Laura Bradshaw-Heap – Ireland, Bartosz Chmielewski – Poland, Sungho Cho – South Korea, Jeongsun Choi – Korea South, Teresa Dantas – Portugal, Katharina Dettar – Germany / Spain, Sara Gackowska – Poland, Tamara Grüner – Germany, Mieczysław Gryza – Poland, Nils Hint – Estonia, Susanne Holzinger – Germany, Maja Houtman – The Netherlands, Marta Hryc – Poland, Joanna Hryniewicz – Poland, Dorry Hsu – Taiwan / Canada, Mari Ishikawa – Japan, Timothy Information Limited – Great Britain, Luijt Janjaap – The Netherlands, Lee Jeong Hwa – South Korea, Christina Karababa – Greece, Renata Korpas-Sutowicz – Poland, Dominik Kotwicki – Poland, Solveiga Krivičiene & Alfredas Krivičius – Lithuania, Marzena Krupa – Poland, Claudia Küster – Germany, Lena Lindahl – Sweden, Ria Lins – Belgium, Susanne Matsché – Austria, Marek Mrowiński – Poland, Marek Nałęcz-Nieniewski – Poland, Michalina Owczarek – Poland, Andrzej Pacak – Poland, Fiona Parkinson – Great Britain, Krzysztof Piotrowski – Poland, Sari Räthel – Germany, Mandy Rasch – Germany, Berta Riera Ruiz – Spain, Isabell Schaupp – Germany, Kvetoslava Flora Sekanova – Slovakia/ New Zealand, Katarína Siposová – Hungary, Ludmila Šikolová – Czech Republic, Grzegorz Radosław Ślączka – Poland, Terajima Takayoshi – Japan, Bartosz Ulatowski – Poland

Remarks

Gallery of Art in Legnica, Pl. Katedralny 1 

Open: 30th April – 23rd June
Tue – Sun: 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Janjaap Luijt. Brooch: What the f... happened to my craft?. Silver, lacquer. 3.9x3.7 cm. Janjaap, LuijtBrooch: What the f... happened to my craft?Silver, lacquer3.9x3.7 cm
. Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 
. – 10.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
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. "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 tofight 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 (www.goldsmithrevolt.nl) 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?
Silver, lacquer
3.9x3.7 cm


Janjaap, Luijt
Brooch: What the f... happened to my craft?
Silver, lacquer
3.9x3.7 cm

Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
– 10.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver

"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 tofight 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 (www.goldsmithrevolt.nl) 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. Piece: T-shirt: What the f... happened to my craft?. Transfer on cotton. Janjaap, LuijtPiece: T-shirt: What the f... happened to my craft?Transfer on cotton
. Honourable Mention of Goldsmithing Artists' Association
.  – statuette. Janjaap Luijt
Piece: T-shirt: What the f... happened to my craft?
Transfer on cotton


Janjaap, Luijt
Piece: T-shirt: What the f... happened to my craft?
Transfer on cotton

Honourable Mention of Goldsmithing Artists' Association

 – statuette
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Sara Gackowska. Pendant: The eternal conflict, 2013. Granite, silver, ribbon. 10x4.5x1.5, length of ribbon 44 cm. 
. 2nd Award of the Marshall of the Lower Silesia Province
.  – 5.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver. Sara Gackowska
Pendant: The eternal conflict, 2013
Granite, silver, ribbon
10x4.5x1.5, length of ribbon 44 cm

2nd Award of the Marshall of the Lower Silesia Province
 – 5.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
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Laura Bradshaw-Heap. Object: Freedom Fighting, 2013. Silver, silver alloys, oil paint. 
. 3rd Award of the Mayor of the Legnica City 
. – 3.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver. Laura Bradshaw-Heap
Object: Freedom Fighting, 2013
Silver, silver alloys, oil paint

3rd Award of the Mayor of the Legnica City

– 3.000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
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Katarina Siposova. Necklace: Disturbance, 2011. fFeshwater pearls, silk thread, silver, magnets. 
. Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica 
. – solo exhibition with catalogue worth 4500 PLN. Katarina Siposova
Necklace: Disturbance, 2011
fFeshwater pearls, silk thread, silver, magnets

Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica
– solo exhibition with catalogue worth 4500 PLN
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Marta Hryc. Bracelet: Radicalism no longer possible, 2013. ABS 3D printing. 
. The Organizers’ Special Award for creative courage and uncompromising
. attitude, innovation or sense of humour “Silver Spur” + 1 kg of silver
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. Shape inspired by the Google search results (top ten) for the word "Revolt”. Marta Hryc
Bracelet: Radicalism no longer possible, 2013
ABS 3D printing

The Organizers’ Special Award for creative courage and uncompromising
attitude, innovation or sense of humour “Silver Spur” + 1 kg of silver


Shape inspired by the Google search results (top ten) for the word "Revolt”
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Mari Ishikawa. Brooch: Landscape I & II, 2012. Silver 925, aluminum, Japanese lacquer. 
. Inhorgenta Munich Award
. - free stand at Inhorgenta Munich 2014
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. "I saw the ancient garden. There is this space and the relation between interior and exterior is ever so ambiguous. The time is frozen. But plants are just there. Before man came to build cities, there was just nature which we tried to control. As soon as we stop regulating the nature, it tries to reclaim its native property. This is a silent revolution.". Mari Ishikawa
Brooch: Landscape I & II, 2012
Silver 925, aluminum, Japanese lacquer

Inhorgenta Munich Award

- free stand at Inhorgenta Munich 2014

"I saw the ancient garden. There is this space and the relation between interior and exterior is ever so ambiguous. The time is frozen. But plants are just there. Before man came to build cities, there was just nature which we tried to control. As soon as we stop regulating the nature, it tries to reclaim its native property. This is a silent revolution.
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Bartosz Chmielewski. Object: 400 g, 2013. Steel, silver. 
. Award of Polish Jewellery 
. – free stand at Summer Trade Fair Jubinale. Bartosz Chmielewski
Object: 400 g, 2013
Steel, silver

Award of Polish Jewellery
– free stand at Summer Trade Fair Jubinale
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Lena Lindahl. Necklace: Furious, 2012. Silver, smoky quartz, pearls, synthetic plant. 
. Award of Polish Jewellery 
. – advertisement in Polish Jewellery catalogue
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. "If your land was taken away from you and you had nowhere to go and nothing to eat, if your family were shot or captured and then sold, if you knew your species were about to be exterminated, what would you feel? Every fourth mammal, every eight bird, every third amphibian and 70% of the plants on earth are in danger.". Lena Lindahl
Necklace: Furious, 2012
Silver, smoky quartz, pearls, synthetic plant

Award of Polish Jewellery
– advertisement in Polish Jewellery catalogue

"If your land was taken away from you and you had nowhere to go and nothing to eat, if your family were shot or captured and then sold, if you knew your species were about to be exterminated, what would you feel? Every fourth mammal, every eight bird, every third amphibian and 70% of the plants on earth are in danger."
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Bartosz Ulatowski. Piece: Tool for collecting garbage, 2013. Gold, wood, steel, cast. 75x2 cm. 
. Award of Six Group 
. (B. Bytomski, P. Kaczyński, K. Roszkiewicz, M. Tymiński, A. Wolski) – statuetce "SIX ounces”. Bartosz Ulatowski
Piece: Tool for collecting garbage, 2013
Gold, wood, steel, cast
75x2 cm

Award of Six Group
(B. Bytomski, P. Kaczyński, K. Roszkiewicz, M. Tymiński, A. Wolski) – statuetce "SIX ounces”
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Isabell Schaupp. Brooch: Everyday people, 2013. Silver, enamel, photo, onyx, plastic. 10.5x9.2x1.1 cm. 
. Honourable Mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Isabell Schaupp
Brooch: Everyday people, 2013
Silver, enamel, photo, onyx, plastic
10.5x9.2x1.1 cm

Honourable Mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica

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Andrzej Pacak. Brooch: Sex for everybody, 2013. Silver 925, gold plated silver, chrysoprase, plastic. 12x8 cm. 
. Prize gift of the HEFRA Company. Andrzej Pacak
Brooch: Sex for everybody, 2013
Silver 925, gold plated silver, chrysoprase, plastic
12x8 cm

Prize gift of the HEFRA Company
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