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Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2021

Meeting  /  28 May 2021  -  29 May 2021
Published: 04.03.2021
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Intro
The 41st edition of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER will take place in May and once again will bring together artists and lovers of contemporary art jewellery. The event will culminate on 28-29 May 2021. This year's programme will include exhibitions planned, prepared and cancelled due to the pandemic last year. As the epidemiological situation remains uncertain, this year's Festival will take place in a hybrid form.
Legnica will host 15 solo and group exhibitions, cross-sectional as well as problem-based, presenting various examples of artistic jewellery by contemporary artists from Poland, France, Belgium, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and China, to name a few.

The most important element of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER is the International Jewellery Competition, which this year has been given the exceptionally relevant theme STILL HUMAN? Each year the Gallery receives submissions from artists from several dozen countries. Each edition of the Competition has a different leitmotif, referring to significant, universal problems and issues of the contemporary world and contemporary people, seen in the social, cultural, sociological, or anthropological perspective of everyday life.

The works submitted to the Competition show a wide spectrum of interpretations of the competition leitmotif, sometimes representing very different approaches to the issue. The artists referred to, among other things, ecological themes – showing the destructive influence of human activity on the natural environment, as well as shared their reflections on the consequences of technological development. There are also many personal themes – about intimacy, relationships, and jewellery quoting the authors' very personal stories. The manufacturing techniques and materials used by the artists were also varied. Apart from traditional golden and silver objects, submitted jewellery is made of Plexiglas, wood, human hair, everyday objects, or bioplastics, such as PLA created from corn.

On 19-22 February, the debate of the Competition Jury took place. An international group of Jurors, consisting of: Caroline Broadhead (UK), Magdalena Kwiatkiewicz (Poland), Georg Dobler (Germany), Darijus Gerlikas (Lithuania) and Sławomir Fijałkowski (Poland) evaluated 357 works by 186 artists from 35 countries, including Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Mexico, and New Zealand. Works by 44 artists were selected for the post-competition exhibition. The list of qualified participants is available on the website. Works sent to the Competition, but not qualified by the jury will go to the exhibition named Holownia after the traditional place of presentation (the Old Town Hall).

The announcement of the Competition winners and the award ceremony will take place on May 29 (Saturday), during the Culmination of the Legnica SILVER Festival. The event will also be available online on the Gallery of Art's communication channels.


The programme of the Legnica SILVER Festival includes 15 exhibitions of artistic jewellery:
  • 29th International Jewellery Competition STILL HUMAN?
  • Holownia
  • About the Artists – prof. Andrzej Szadkowski
  • About of the Artists – Marion Delarue
  • About of the Artists – Delphine Perrache
  • Extranalities 6: Mechanorganic
  • Debuts – Luiza Mężyńska
  • Debuts – Justyna Kowalska
  • Silver Schools – CONSTELLATIONS Studio S+M+L_XL – METAL AND JEWEL, Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava, Department of Applied Arts
  • Silver Schools – The Jewellery and Metals Dept of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University (SAFA)
  • HANDMADE. Polish Silver Art - 1979-1997
  • Marek Huculak's Artwork
  • XIX International Competition of Artistic Jewellery PREZENTATIONS “Prosthetics”
  • International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2021
  • XVII International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip Eco-sight

The festival will be accompanied by poster, photography and animation exhibitions and a number of additional events, which will be conducted in a form adequate to the current epidemiological situation and with respect to all safety regulations. You are welcome to follow our website and social media, where the Organizer share news and information about the event: Website, Instagram, Facebook.
 
Esther Heite. Brooch: Monolith Fading, 2020. Stainless Steel. 9 x 4.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Esther Heite. From series: Gebraucht. Multiple. Esther Heite
Brooch: Monolith Fading, 2020
Stainless Steel
9 x 4.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Esther Heite
From series: Gebraucht
Multiple
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Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Honourable Medal for Killing the Last Rhinoceros, 2018. Textile, plastic animal, silver, black diamond, resin.. 24 x 13.5 x 6 cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Honourable Medal for Killing the Last Rhinoceros, 2018
Textile, plastic animal, silver, black diamond, resin.
24 x 13.5 x 6 cm
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Renata Campisani. Brooch: Heartbeats, 2020. Silver, 3D modelling, 3D print.. Renata Campisani
Brooch: Heartbeats, 2020
Silver, 3D modelling, 3D print.
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Tadeusz Jaśkowiak. Pendant: Stone age smartphone, 2021. Plastic, carving techniques.. Tadeusz Jaśkowiak
Pendant: Stone age smartphone, 2021
Plastic, carving techniques.
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Annarita Bianco. Brooch: Secant 02, 2020. Silver, e-waste, epoxy resin, laser engraving, laser welding.. 5 x 1.4 x 7.5 cm. From series: 3020. In the series 3020 with brooch Tangent 01 and Union 03. . Annarita Bianco
Brooch: Secant 02, 2020
Silver, e-waste, epoxy resin, laser engraving, laser welding.
5 x 1.4 x 7.5 cm
From series: 3020

In the series 3020 with brooch Tangent 01 and Union 03.

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Rasa Jundulaité. Necklace: I’m not a robot, 2018. Wood, leather, silver.. Rasa Jundulaité
Necklace: I’m not a robot, 2018
Wood, leather, silver.
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Sham Patwardhan. Bracelet: With glasses one changes own personality?, 2018. Wood, paper, enamel paint, aluminium, magnets, dots painted with needle.. Sham Patwardhan
Bracelet: With glasses one changes own personality?, 2018
Wood, paper, enamel paint, aluminium, magnets, dots painted with needle.
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Sława Tchórzewska. Brooch: Here is a man, 2020. Mixed media, nonwovens, resin, photo, velvet.. Sława Tchórzewska
Brooch: Here is a man, 2020
Mixed media, nonwovens, resin, photo, velvet.
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Miroslava Veselá. Set: Hope, 2020. Necklace: silver, repoussé, shaping; Object1: clay, handmade; Object2: plastic, 3d print.. Miroslava Veselá
Set: Hope, 2020
Necklace: silver, repoussé, shaping; Object1: clay, handmade; Object2: plastic, 3d print.
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Karol Weisslechner. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Silver, soap, hair, gold leaf, glass.. Karol Weisslechner
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Silver, soap, hair, gold leaf, glass.
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Olga Zielińska. Object: Touch substitute, 2020. Sterling silver, rhodium-plated 925 and 930, pearl, silicone gasket.. Olga Zielińska
Object: Touch substitute, 2020
Sterling silver, rhodium-plated 925 and 930, pearl, silicone gasket.
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Zofia i Witold Kozubscy. Object: Behind all this is a human, still human, 2020. Anodised aluminium.. Zofia i Witold Kozubscy
Object: Behind all this is a human, still human, 2020
Anodised aluminium.
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