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Koru 6

Meeting  /  14 Aug 2018  -  15 Sep 2018
Published: 22.03.2018
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Intro
An international contemporary jewellery triennial. The main purpose of the event is to widely present international contemporary jewellery and bring together artists, lecturers, researchers and people with interest in contemporary jewellery to take part in the exhibition, seminar and workshops.

Exhibitions:
The Exhibition continues to Helsinki and Tampere during 2018. This time 13 talented jewellery artists were invited to take part of the exhibition. Each of them was asked to invite two interesting artists from their own country to join in the exhibition. In total there will be works of 39 artists from 12 countries.
See list of the artist here
Where:  Imatra Art museum, Finland.
When: 20.8.- 15.9.2018
Opening: 17th of August

- Tiivistämö, Helsinki Finland 11.-27.10.2018, opening on Wednesday 10th of October.
- Artcenter Laikku, Tampere, Finland, November 2018.


Workshops:
The registration for the three inspiring workshops is open through our web page, where you can also find more detailed information about the content of the workshops. 
  1. Lauren Kalman (USA) The Body Political: Wearable Objects as Social Tools.
  2. Julia Maria Künnap (EE) The Point of No Return.
  3. Eija Mustonen (FI) Transformation.
Where: Faculty of Fine Arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland.
Cost: 350 € (includes lunch + evening activities) / 200€ for students
Registration + more information


Seminar:
The seminar program contains artist lectures and expert lectures in related fields. The loose frame around these two days is about current themes in the contemporary jewellery world and more importantly, about what will be relevant in the contemporary jewellery field in the future.

Examples of the speakers:
  • Sofia Björkman (SE): artist, gallerist Gallery Platina, curator, AJF Board member.
  • Current Obsession (NL): platform for contemporary jewellery.
  • Heli Kauhanen (FI): Arts Promotion Center Finland, regional artist in the field of contemporary jewellery.
  • Workshop leaders will give an artist talk.
  • More speakers from jewelry art and related fields will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
Where: Faculty of Fine Arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland.
Cost: 2 days € 100 (€50 for students).
            1 day € 50 (€ 30 for students).
            For workshop participants: 2 day seminar € 60 (€ 40 for students).
            Price includes coffee and bun, lunch is not included.
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Friday 17.8.2018
  • 10:00 Registration & 10:30 welcoming words.
  • 10:40 Artist talk, Julia Maria Künnap (EE), artist.
  • 11:30 Heli Kauhanen (FI), Arts Promotion Center Finland.
  • 12:00 lunch & jewellery lottery.
  • 13:15 Exploring Hair as a Material, Carla Castiajo (PT), artist, PhD.
  • 14:00 Carin Reinders (NL), CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
  • 14:30 coffee & jewellery lottery.
  • 15:00 Mittens and other stories, Eija Mustonen (FI), silversmith.
  • 15:45-16 final words.
  • 17:00 KORU6 exhibition opening Imatra Art Museum.
 
Saturday 18.8.2018
  • 10:00 Registration & 10:30 welcoming words.
  • 10:40 But if the Crime is Beautiful, Lauren Kalman, (US), Artist and Associate Professor at Wayne State University.
  • 11:30 Artist talk, Maria Nuutinen (FI), jewellery artist MFA.
  • 11:45 lunch.
  • 13:00 Current Obsession (NL), jewellery phenomenon.
  • 13:45 Can neuroscience help understand art?, Minna Huotilainen (FI), neuroscientist, professor of educational sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.
  • 14:30 coffee.
  • 15:00 Artist talk, Octave Vandeweghe (BE), something between artist, designer, maker, craftsman, silversmith, goldsmith, blacksmith, stonecutter, professional, amateure, enterpreneur, photographer, photoshopper, dispatcher, scrap collector, investigator, cultivator, restorator,administrator, wanabe archeologist and pretentious anthropologist.
  • 15:15 Now and then, Sofia Björkman (SE), artist, gallerist, curator, AJF Board member.
     
  • 16:00 final words

KORU6 event is organized by Finnish Jewellery Art Association. The jewellery art association was founded in Lappeenranta, Finland, in 2005. The association aims to promote contemporary jewellery in Finland and to improve its recognition as an art and design form.
 
Koru5 exhibition in Imatra Art Museum.
Koru5 exhibition in Imatra Art Museum

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Eija Mustonen. Object: Mittens, 2015.  Copper, nickel silver and leather.. Photo by: Jesse Pylsy. Eija Mustonen
Object: Mittens, 2015
 Copper, nickel silver and leather.
Photo by: Jesse Pylsy
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Lauren Kalman. Body piece: Devices for Filling a Void 2, 2014. Gold plated electroformed copper.. Lauren Kalman
Body piece: Devices for Filling a Void 2, 2014
Gold plated electroformed copper.
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Julia Maria Künnap. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Cacholong, gold.. Brooch and paper model.. Julia Maria Künnap
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Cacholong, gold.
Brooch and paper model.
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Minna Huotilainen, neuroscientist, professor of educational sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki..
Minna Huotilainen, neuroscientist, professor of educational sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

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Heli Kauhanen, Arts Promotion Center Finland..
Heli Kauhanen, Arts Promotion Center Finland.

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Octave Vandeweghe: marketing picture lecture..
Octave Vandeweghe: marketing picture lecture.

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Current Obsession: Marina Elenskaya & Sarah Mesritz..
Current Obsession: Marina Elenskaya & Sarah Mesritz.

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