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Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2023

Meeting  /  05 May 2023  -  06 May 2023
Published: 11.04.2023
Alberto Dávila exhibition, Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2022..
Alberto Dávila exhibition, Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2022.

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Intro
Ahead of us is the next edition of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER. One of the biggest reviews of artistic jewellery in Europe. This year's edition of the event features 12 exhibitions, all located in the city centre. Solo and group exhibitions by artists from Poland and abroad will present a wide spectrum of the latest achievements in contemporary jewellery.
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There will be exhibitions from the well-known series - About the Authors, Silver Schools and Debuts - as well as exhibitions accompanying the International Jewellery Competition.

The annual International Competition of Contemporary Jewellery is the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, organized by the Gallery of Art in Legnica since 1979. The Competition is dedicated to contemporary jewellery designers and goldsmiths. It promotes creative explorations within the field of jewellery, and at the same time, creative statements on the problems of the modern world.

This year, the theme of the Competition is QUALITY. The submitted works will be judged by an international jury of authorities in the field of jewellery art, who will determine the verdict. The main post-competition exhibition will feature the awarded objects as well as all the qualified ones. The remaining (non-qualified) works will go to the traditional show the Holownia. As every year, it will allow a confrontation of personal feelings with the jury's judgement.
This time the event will culminate on May 5-6, 2023. Silver weekend in Legnica will be an opportunity to meet and talk in an artistic and connoisseur community, there will be vernissages, a popular science session the Boundaries of Global Art and many accompanying events.
Among the artists presented in the About the Authors series there will be Kirsten Plank from Germany, whose exhibition is the realisation of the Art Gallery Award the artist received in the 29th International Jewellery Competition Still Human? in 2021. The artist's trademark is two-dimensional colour works with modern forms, subjected to deconstruction and transformation.

Legnica will also host an exhibition by Jolanta Gazda, who creates jewellery from crocheted silver wire. Each object involves many hours of work and many metres of used metal. Jolanta Gazda's works are inspired by natural forms with an organised, mathematical structure.

This year's Debut will be an exhibition by Patryk Caban. The young artist is the winner of the Gallery of Art in Legnica prize in the PROJECT competition organised by W. Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. The works of the youngest generation of artists are also promoted by the Gallery of Art in its 'Silver Schools' series.
In Legnica, we will see works by students and lecturers from the Metal and Jewellery department at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norway) and the Jewellery and Blacksmithing Studio at the Faculty of Design from the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts in Tallinn.
The Festival will include an exhibition by the energetic collective Extranalities. Ten artists from different countries this time found inspiration in bubble wrap, which is the leitmotif of the exhibition POP it or PIN it.

A collective presentation will also be shown in Legnica by the Tokyo Contemporary Jewellery Symposium, founded in 2019 by Japanese artists Takayoshi Terajima and Takashi Kojima. Operating in Japan, the aim of the Symposium is to establish an art movement that will leave a lasting mark on the history of contemporary art.

Legnica SILVER Festival will also be an opportunity to see the latest works acquired for the International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery from the Gallery of Art in Legnica. It currently includes around 500 works, which makes it one of the largest collections of its kind in Europe. The vast majority of the collected objects were created in the 21st century, and a lot of them have been awarded and distinguished at International Jewellery Competitions.

The exhibitions of the Legnica SILVER Festival will be open from April to June. Admission to all exhibitions is free.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund – a state special purpose fund. Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER is organized under the honorary patronage of the Marshall of the Lower Silesian Province, with the support of the Mayor of Legnica City and co-financed by KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation. The main Sponsor of the prizes in the International Jewellery Competition is KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.
 
Slawa Tchórzewska. Brooch: Secret Garden, 2023. Nonwovens, resins, threads, silicone, glass. 21 x 13 cm. Slawa Tchórzewska
Brooch: Secret Garden, 2023
Nonwovens, resins, threads, silicone, glass
21 x 13 cm
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Jana Machatova. Brooch: Miracle, 2022. Silver, paper, gold foil, synthetic gemstone. 10 x 7 x 1.5 cm. Jana Machatova
Brooch: Miracle, 2022
Silver, paper, gold foil, synthetic gemstone
10 x 7 x 1.5 cm
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Katarina Bruce Ebba. Object: On my way, 2022. Silver, resin. Katarina Bruce Ebba
Object: On my way, 2022
Silver, resin
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Youjin Um. Object: Hexagonal Object II, 2021. Sterling silver.. 4.3 x 3.8 x 13 cm. Photo by: Kwangchoon Park. From series: Hexagonal Object. Alternative view. Youjin Um
Object: Hexagonal Object II, 2021
Sterling silver.
4.3 x 3.8 x 13 cm
Photo by: Kwangchoon Park
From series: Hexagonal Object

Alternative view

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Estimated price: 1500 €

Takayoshi Terajima. Pendant: Tsuba, 2018. Copper, zinc, enamel, iron, string, nickel silver. 50 x 10 x 0.9 cm. Takayoshi Terajima
Pendant: Tsuba, 2018
Copper, zinc, enamel, iron, string, nickel silver
50 x 10 x 0.9 cm
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Nils Hint. Neckpiece: Neckpieces, 2011. Forged iron.. Nils Hint
Neckpiece: Neckpieces, 2011
Forged iron.
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Mineri Matsuura. Pendant: Fuzzy blue, 2021. Silver, Japanese braid, paint. From series: Metamorphosis. Mineri Matsuura
Pendant: Fuzzy blue, 2021
Silver, Japanese braid, paint
From series: Metamorphosis
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Zhipeng Wang. Brooch: Golden Boat, 2022. 24k gold foil, autumn leaves, stainless steel needle, 935 silver, pigment.. Zhipeng Wang
Brooch: Golden Boat, 2022
24k gold foil, autumn leaves, stainless steel needle, 935 silver, pigment.
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Tamara Marbl Joka. Brooch: Echoes, 2023. Iron, concrete, pigment, copper. Tamara Marbl Joka
Brooch: Echoes, 2023
Iron, concrete, pigment, copper
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Jolanta Gazda. Brooch: Mania. Creativity, 2023. Copper, silver, steel.. Jolanta Gazda
Brooch: Mania. Creativity, 2023
Copper, silver, steel.
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Kirsten Plank. Necklace: Green growing, 2015. Sewn brass, pigments. Kirsten Plank
Necklace: Green growing, 2015
Sewn brass, pigments
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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2022..
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2022.

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2018..
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2018.

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30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH, awarding ceremony,
. The Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica Justyna Teodorczyk, 2022..
30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH, awarding ceremony,
The Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica Justyna Teodorczyk, 2022.

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30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH, awarding ceremony.
. The winner Andrzej Szadkowski and the Mayor of Legnica Tadeusz Krzakowski, 2022..
30th International Jewellery Competition TOUCH, awarding ceremony.
The winner Andrzej Szadkowski and the Mayor of Legnica Tadeusz Krzakowski, 2022.

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The Gallery of Art in Legnica..
The Gallery of Art in Legnica.

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