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A Touch of Steel – Steel Prize 2014

Exhibition  /  25 Sep 2014  -  25 Jan 2015
Published: 18.10.2014
David Huycke. Piece: Fractal Chaos, 2013. Steel. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. David Huycke
Piece: Fractal Chaos, 2013
Steel
Photo by: Johan Blommaert
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Intro
A Touch of Steel & Steel Prize 2014 is an exhibition that presents the selected works of the competition by students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The show also includes pieces by 27 internationally established artists that use the steel as main material in their works.
For many years, the Düsseldorf-based Kolloquium Nordrhein-Westfallen has been promoting artistic work in steel/stainless steel in miniature format by announcing a competition. Students at a college are invited to create works in the categories jewelry, hollow- and flatware, or miniature sculpture made of steel or stainless steel. The rather brittle material is especially demanding for the participants both in the artistic design and in the corresponding execution.

The Steel Prize 2014 presents the results of the competition which was realized with the co-operation of the Gold and Silversmithing Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Twenty-two students participated in the competition. Two outstanding works received a prize and two further honorable mentions were awarded by the jury. In addition to the students, 27 other internationally established artists who have repeatedly utilized steel in their oeuvre are represented. Among the latter are the Hanau Goldsmith Laureate, Hilde De Decker, Nedda El-Asmar and David Huycke of Belgium, as well as Paul Müller, Martina Dempf, Gisbert Stach, Hermann Hermsen, Elisabeth Holder, Andrea Wippermann, and Beate Eismann of Germany.
Annika Wirken. Brooch: Steeltuft, 2013. Steel, Baumwolle, Nadel, Tüll. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Annika Wirken
Brooch: Steeltuft, 2013
Steel, Baumwolle, Nadel, Tüll
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Vincent Verstrepen. Necklace: Hardw(e)ar(e). Steel nails. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Vincent Verstrepen
Necklace: Hardw(e)ar(e)
Steel nails
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Orsolya Losnczy. Necklace: Untitled. Steel wire. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Orsolya Losnczy
Necklace: Untitled
Steel wire
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Renato Nicolodi. Piece: Monument I, 2013. Steel. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Renato Nicolodi
Piece: Monument I, 2013
Steel
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Josefine Mass. Bracelet: Untitled, 2013. Steel wool. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Josefine Mass
Bracelet: Untitled, 2013
Steel wool
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Sawa Aso. Piece: 'Le club optique, mandarin nuage. Steel, steel wire, iron wire. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Sawa Aso
Piece: 'Le club optique, mandarin nuage
Steel, steel wire, iron wire
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Elitsa Macheva. Head Piece: Untitled. Steel, aluminum. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Elitsa Macheva
Head Piece: Untitled
Steel, aluminum
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Mara Gabriela Grigoriu. Body piece: Body piece. Umhang, spacer fabric. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Mara Gabriela Grigoriu
Body piece: Body piece
Umhang, spacer fabric
Photo by: Johan Blommaert
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Elya Tettelin. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Photo by: Johan Blommaert. Elya Tettelin
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
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