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From Walter to Valerie

Exhibition  /  08 Feb 2018  -  17 Mar 2018
Published: 26.01.2018
Charlotte Van de Velde, Pieces of Luck, 2017. Graphic Design: Erik Desombere..
Charlotte Van de Velde, Pieces of Luck, 2017. Graphic Design: Erik Desombere.

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Intro
The Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp cordially invites you to the exhibition ‘From Walter to Valerie’ at Valerie Traan Gallery. Together with students from St Lucas Antwerp, international and Belgian designers will display pieces of jewellery that have been made using the industrially manufactured chains of Walter Fischer.

Artist list

Sofie Boons, Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Lin Cheung, Dries Dockx, Veronika Fabian, Benedikt Fischer, Silke Fleischer, Anneleen Swillen, Charlotte Van de Velde
The exhibition takes place in the context of ‘Speaking Jewellery’, a research project initiated by the ‘Precious Dialogue’ research platform of St Lucas Antwerp. The project examines the concept of jewelleryness from an artistic perspective: what are the qualities and characteristics that make an object into a piece of jewellery? The chain – as an endless series of interconnected links – takes center stage in this project. Although it is rather insignificant in contemporary jewellery and mainly has a supporting function, it has the power to function as a piece of jewellery. It effortlessly follows every curve of the body and forms a perfect catenary when held up by its tips. What’s more, the chain has a rich archive of social, cultural and historical references and meanings.

Designers, students, and researchers worked with chains made by Walter Fischer, one of the world’s largest chain manufacturers. Located in Idar-Oberstein, the company produces annually between 30 and 40 tons of chain that are mainly supplied to wholesalers, makers, and labels in the fashion and jewellery sectors. For this project, Walter Fischer donated more than 400 meters of chain, each designer receiving ten meters with which to create a wearable piece of jewellery.

Artist list:
Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng), Lin Cheung & Veronika Fabian, Benedikt Fischer, Sofie Boons, Dries Dockx, Silke Fleischer, Anneleen Swillen, Charlotte Van de Velde as well as students and researchers of the Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp.

Students:
Flo De Nyn, Nele De Vrij, Daniela Piano, Tieke Scheerlinck, Ruby Solon, Marit Staes, Lore Van Duppen, Djara Van Hove, Cleo Van Woensel.
 
Research team:
Liesbet Bussche, Pia Clauwaert, Hilde Van der Heyden.

A cooperation between the Jewellery Design department of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Walter Fischer GmbH & Co. KG and Valerie Traan Gallery.
 

Hours

Thursday until Saturday, 2 - 6 pm.

Opening

Thursday 8 February 2018, 4 - 9 pm.
Photographed at Walter Fischer by Liesbet Bussche..
Photographed at Walter Fischer by Liesbet Bussche.

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