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TWEEX 3

Exhibition  /  24 Apr 2015  -  17 May 2015
Published: 13.04.2015
TWEEX 3.
La Vénerie
Curator:
Bernard François
Management:
Françoise Vanderauwera
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Intro
In a co-production with La Vénerie, Françoise Vanderauwera and Bernard François present a third overview of masters and students work from four different colleges and art academies: KASKA (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten), Antwerp, RHoK (Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten), Brussels, SASK (Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten), Sint-Niklaas and Académie de Dessin et des Arts décoratifs "Gustave Camus" de Châtelet ,Charleroi, and also homage to Wim Ibens (KASKA Antwerp Atelier 35 founder)
 

Artist list

Nina Airapetova, Velislava Bozhinova, Nadine Braeckeleer, Tineke Carels, Ilse Claus, Antonio Conati, Laurent-Max De Cock, Barbara Deriemaeker, Alain Duprez, Nedda El-Asmar, Silke Fleischer, Kathleen Frisson, Jeaninne Gailly, Max Gielis, Jonathan Hens, Karin Lanneer, Jorge Manilla, Brigitte Mathieu, Marta Miguel, Michel Mousset, Hilde Van Belleghem, Lore Van Keer, Jasper Vandenberghe, Karen Vanmol, Peter Vermandere
As a young, multidisciplinary profession at the crossroads of art, fine art and design, contemporary art jewellery is a form of artistic expression in its own right and is undoubtedly part of our heritage. Examining the weight and role of knowledge in contemporary creation and emphasising the critical and self-reflexive nature of this artistic discipline, we invite you to meet those who have passed this knowledge on.

In Belgium, the contemporary jewellery scene centres mainly on the notion of “schools” and the work of the personalities who teach in these schools. While resources and attention have gradually shifted from the south to the north of the country, the TWEEX 1 and TWEEX 2 exhibitions showed that knowledge transfer does still take place, to varying degrees. It has also become clear that the new generation of creators from this country and beyond who are training in Belgium are beating their own paths to this knowledge and are even more actively self-promoting than used to be the case.
The TWEEX project as a whole is intended as a stocktaking exercise, with a flowchart and documented analysis, complemented from time to time by exhibitions looking solely at the knowledge transfer angle. So it is not a full directory of all the Belgian contemporary jewellery creators, but it does cover all those who have contributed and are still contributing significantly to the continuance and modernity of this knowledge.  

Bernard François is the curator of the whole project. He is a jewelry designer, teacher and gallery owner, trained in the school of crafts Maredsous, and the metal workshop of Felix Roulin at the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Arts Visuels of La Cambre. He shared his studio from 1970 to 1975 with Claude Wesel and Michel Louwette then founded with him the NEON gallery in 1975 while continuing to look at new combinations of materials: steel, titanium, plexiglass, reflective plastic, screen printing on transparent media... He teaches IATA from 1988 to 2010. He is curator of numerous exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.

Since 2011 that Françoise Vanderauwera set out to promote contemporary jewellery. In particular, she showcases young artists with an appealing visual language, and she communicates her passion for powerful works. In all, the vander A Gallery had staged ten great individual or group exhibitions by the end of 2013. Since January 2014, Françoise Vanderauwera has been involved in various exhibitions elsewhere. Under her vander A Contemporary Art Jewellery label, she is continuing to promote research and development in contemporary art jewellery. She supports and exhibits new talent, as well as student work that explores all the forms, scope and boundaries of adornment.

For each exhibition there is a catalogue including an analysis of art historian Anne Hustache, and a family tree of “designer jewellery” drawn up by curator Bernard François.
 
Karen Vanmol. Necklace: Cultivate, 2014. Wood, Laminated, brass, paint, silver, plastic vintage beads. KASKA alumni. Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Cultivate, 2014
Wood, Laminated, brass, paint, silver, plastic vintage beads

KASKA alumni

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Karin Lanneer. Necklace: Ode aan de onbekende schilder 2, 2013. chitterlings, yarn, pearls, silver. Photo by: Stanislas Huaux. SASK Sint-Niklaas alumni. Karin Lanneer
Necklace: Ode aan de onbekende schilder 2, 2013
chitterlings, yarn, pearls, silver
Photo by: Stanislas Huaux

SASK Sint-Niklaas alumni

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Gailly Jeannine. Pendant: Untitled, 2015. Châtelet alumni. Gailly Jeannine
Pendant: Untitled, 2015

Châtelet alumni

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Michel Mousset. Ring: Untitled, 2009. silver. Châtelet teacher. Michel Mousset
Ring: Untitled, 2009
silver

Châtelet teacher

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Kathleen Frisson. Necklace: In memoriam, 2015. onyx, silver, gold. Photo by: Stanislas Huaux. SASK Sint Niklaas teacher. Kathleen Frisson
Necklace: In memoriam, 2015
onyx, silver, gold
Photo by: Stanislas Huaux

SASK Sint Niklaas teacher

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Marta Miguel. Pendant: Healing, 2011. pink felt, latex. RHoK alumni. Marta Miguel
Pendant: Healing, 2011
pink felt, latex

RHoK alumni

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Ilse Claus. Bracelet: Second skin, 2015. chamois leather, gelatin, pigment, plastic zipper bag. Photo by: Stanislas Huaux. SASK-Sint-Niklaas alumni. Ilse Claus
Bracelet: Second skin, 2015
chamois leather, gelatin, pigment, plastic zipper bag
Photo by: Stanislas Huaux

SASK-Sint-Niklaas alumni

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Dimitar Stankov. Ring: Untitled, 2014. silver. KASKA alumni. Dimitar Stankov
Ring: Untitled, 2014
silver

KASKA alumni

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Max Gielis. Brooch: Are we going to Die Pretty, 2013. silver, feathers, glass, blood. RHoK teacher. Max Gielis
Brooch: Are we going to Die Pretty, 2013
silver, feathers, glass, blood

RHoK teacher

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Velislava Bozhinova. Necklace: Adaptation, 2014. porcelain, hemp rope. KASKA alumni. Velislava Bozhinova
Necklace: Adaptation, 2014
porcelain, hemp rope

KASKA alumni

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Laurent Max De Cock. Ring: Tibetaanse gebedsring, 2011. Yak hoorn, amber, goud. KASKA Teacher. Laurent Max De Cock
Ring: Tibetaanse gebedsring, 2011
Yak hoorn, amber, goud

KASKA Teacher

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Jorge Manilla. Pendant: Good things are only temporary, 2013. Polymer Gypsum, steel, fabrics. Photo by: Hanne Nieberding. RHoK teacher. Jorge Manilla
Pendant: Good things are only temporary, 2013
Polymer Gypsum, steel, fabrics
Photo by: Hanne Nieberding

RHoK teacher

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Nina Airapetova. Necklace: Untitled, 2012. porcelain, oxides, knitted cotton, polyester thread. Photo by: Max Gielis. RHoK alumni. Nina Airapetova
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
porcelain, oxides, knitted cotton, polyester thread
Photo by: Max Gielis

RHoK alumni

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Barbara Deriemaeker. Necklace: Untitled, 2012. leather, plastic. RHoK alumni. Barbara Deriemaeker
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
leather, plastic

RHoK alumni

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