Budapest Jewelry Week 2023. Re:ACTION

Fair  /  22 Sep 2023  -  06 Oct 2023
Published: 23.09.2023
Budapest Jewelry Week 2023. Re:ACTION.
HybridArt Space Gallery
Zsófia Gizella Biró, Mária Roskó, Georgina Seprényi, Nóra Tengely
Paradox Exhibition Award ceremony, at BJW 2022.
. Photo: Marcell Piti..
Paradox Exhibition Award ceremony, at BJW 2022.
Photo: Marcell Piti.

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Budapest Jewelry Week is held for the ninth time this autumn with the support of FISE - Studio of Young Designers Association. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of contemporary jewelry through quality exhibitions and excellent professional programmes for both the wider and the professional audience. The biennial theme of the event consists in even-numbered years in a series of exhibitions in several venues throughout the city, while in odd-numbered years an exhibition of internationally submitted materials is presented. This year, with the odd-numbered year, the event will have a large central exhibition.
>> Check out the complete program of events

The organizing team of four young artists, Zsófia Gizella Biró, Mária Roskó, Georgina Seprényi and Nóra Tengely, takes special care to ensure that each year the selection of the competition material is made by a highly qualified jury, who are themselves highly respected professional artists, and whose reliable judgement ensures that the final result is also of outstanding quality. This year the impartial jury was composed of Veronika Fábián from Hungary, Julia Maria Künnap from Estonia and David Huycke from Belgium. This year's international call for entries was called Re:ACTION, and a record-breaking 150 entries were submitted, from which the three-member independent jury selected 47 works to be displayed at the Hybridart Space gallery in the city center at the end of September. What's more, this year's special feature is that, in addition to the entries, a selection of the jury members' own works is on display.

The grand opening event of Budapest Jewelry Week, including an awards ceremony, took place on Friday evening 22 September at Hybridart Space, Budapest. The prizes included a number of exhibition opportunities abroad and valuable gift packages, enabling new professional contacts to be made and new artworks to be created. In addition to the national and international artists, two of the three-member jury, Veronika Fábián and David Huycke, were personally present during the evening.
After the opening, the exhibition will be open for two weeks, during which time there will be a wide range of activities for visitors.

Opening hours:
MON-FRI: 2 pm-7 pm
SAT: 11 am-7 pm

On Saturday, 23 September, David Huycke gives a professional lecture in the Auditorium of the University of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
One of this year's special events will be a double guided tour, where Kinga Hamvai, Head of the Arts and Culture Division of MNB, will guide visitors through the MNB’s Contemporary Art Collection and the material of the Budapest Jewelry Week Re:Action competition during an exciting art programme.

In addition to the main exhibition, this year's programme will continue to focus on programmes aimed at a professional audience, which have become a tradition over the past five years. These events invite artists and professionals for discussion and collaboration whose personal experiences can be a guide for both emerging and more mature artists. In addition to the aforementioned lecture, this year there will also be a professional workshop for the creative community, held by internationally renowned Hungarian artist Réka Lőrincz, in the framework of a three-day self-awareness training at the Kredenc Coworkshop from 29 September to 31 October. Besides her creative work, Réka has been dealing with the alternative treatment of mental health problems for years, where she tries to find solutions to personal blockages and problems, thus promoting the individual professional development of the participants.

This year, for the first time, on 27 September, Bettina Bence (Ludwig Museum, Budapest, museum educator) will give a detailed introduction to this art form in an art education session. In addition to interactive guided tours and discussions, a creative programme will help visitors to get closer to jewelry art.
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