Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver 2015

Meeting  /  28 May 2015  -  07 Jun 2015
Published: 07.05.2015
Legnica, Poland
Poland Gallery of Art in Legnica

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Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver is the most significant jewellery event in Poland, organized from over 30 years by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Every year over twenty exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists are presented. The culmination of the Festival will take place on the 15th - 16th May, wich means the results and the award ceremony of the International Jewellery Competition Boundaries and also related events like seminars, lectures, workshops... The exhibitions of the Silver Festival continues until 7th June.

Program of the Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2015

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The competition and - being its result - exhibition is the main event of the Festival. Artists` task is to submit works on a given topic - a different one every year - characterised by an original creative idea and representing a high artistic and technical level. Preferred are concept, value and meaning of creative expression.
Silver Schools
A cycle of exhibitions presents the leading European art academies and schools specialising in contemporary jewellery and design. In 2015 there will be works of professors, graduates and students from Germany (Hochschule Wismar, Faculty of Design) and Lithuania (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Telšiai Faculty, Metal and Jewellery).

About the Artist series
Special Guest: Dusza Exhibition by Ruudt Peters. Distinguished Dutch artist, driving force, organizer and lecturer, co-founder of the Ekster Gallery in Leeuwarden, professor of many academies in Europe and USA.

Eunmi Chun. Korean artist, graduate of the Sookmyung University and Kookmin University in Seoul, and the Jewellery Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Laureate of the Herbert Hoffmann Award  in 2008.

Elisabetta Duprè. Italian artist, graduate of the Jewellery School Interno 7 in Roma and the Atelier Aura in Munich. Laureate of the Award in 23rd Legnica Jewellery Competition.

Anna Król. Graduate of the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Three times awarded at the Joya Barcelona.

Mia Kwon: Vivid! -Korean artist, graduate of the Kookmin University in Seoul, the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, and the Burg Giebichenstein University in Halle. Laureate in Legnica Award at Joya Barcelona (2014).

On And On And On exhibition by Andi Gut. Swiss artist, currently professor at the Pforzheim University. In collaboration with his professor Rüdiger Lorenzen and his students Frieda Dörfer, Katrin Feulner.

First steps  of the most promising Polish young artists
Underwater city  by Maria Antonina Łęcicka. Student of the Faculty of Textile and Fashion Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, laureate of the Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica at Strzemiński Competition.

Soul Paradise  by Karolina Szymanowska. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture and assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.

More exhibitions
25 For 25. Jewellery Of The Time Of Freedom
A symbolic summary of trends in the Polish goldsmithing in the last 25 years. Works of the 25 most accomplished Polish creators of artistic jewellery.

25 Years Of Stfz
Conmemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Polish Goldsmithing Artists` Association (STFZ). A selection of works from the exhibitions organised by the STFZ over the years.

Polish Goldsmiths Groups
Exhibition of jewellery art groups in the period 1945-2015: UFO, Muzeum, RE, G7, Au +, Dziewiątka, Punkt G, LIS2, 4women.
Sur o No Sur
works of the Argentinian jewellers: Ana Weisz, Cecilia Hecker, Eva Burton, Elisa Gulminelli, Gabriela Cohn, Gastón Rois, Iacov Azubel, Jorge Castañón, Lucía Mishquila Brichta, María Carelli, Mercedes Castro Corbat, Patricia Rodriguez, Sabina Tiemroth, Rodrigo Acosta Arias.
Preziosa Young 2015
Laureates of PY 2015 contest and its participants are: Han Sang Deok, Jie Sun, Soyeon Lee, Tihi Kutchamuch, Daniela Hedman

Amber Chamber
Curated by Heidemarie Herb. Different approaches to amber in works by European artists: Elisabeth Defner, Christiane Förster, Heidemarie Herb, Herman Hermsen, Beate Klockmann, Helfried Kodré, Philip Sajet, Peter Skubic, Gisbert Stach, Petra Zimmermann.

We From Jedwabne
Curated by Piotr Rybaczek from La Basílica Galería in Barcelona. Presenting works by 25 Polish artists inspired by the Anna Bikont`s book under the same title.

Gdańsk Baltic Amber Biennale 2015
Avant-garde use of Baltic amber by 24 european jewellery designers. Curated by: Wim Vandekerckhove, owner of the Villa De Bondt in Ghent and Sławomir Fijałkowski, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Amberif Design Award 2015: Mimesis
International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber, organized by the International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Amberif  in Gdańsk.

Exhibition of works submitted to the Jewellery Competition Boundaries, but not  selected for the main exhibition. Its name is taken from the place, where it is held - a foyer (Polish “hol”) of the Old City Hall.

Red Arrow by Ewa Effenberg
Exhibition of works of Polish artist graduate of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, currently an associate professor at the Goldsmithing Forms Atelier led by Prof. Andrzej Boss.

Extra-Ordinariness by Marta Hryc
Exhibition of artist, graduate of the Interdepartmental Environmental Doctoral Studies at the Department of Interior Architecture and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
Private Apartments by Au+
Conceptual works by young Polish artists: Marcin Bogusław, Bartosz Chmielewski, Filip Jackowski and Michał Wysocki. Graduates of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.

Accompanying events:
Boundaries Of Global Art
Recurring science session, commenting the current status of art, contemporary jewellery and design. An opportunity to reflect on the latest trends, methods and phenomenon in contemporary art in general, especially in the context of the competition topic (in 2015 - BOUNDARIES). The session involved artists and designers, historians and art critics, philosophers, culture experts, cultural anthropologists, sociologists and the wide audience.

Silver City
“In Legnica we breathe with silver”. A variety of artistic actions and happenings taking place outside in the city space.

Silver Concert
The concert closes the first day of the culmination of the Festival. This year Cracow Jazz Trio: Tolek Lisiecki, Wojciech Groborz and Jacek Mazur will perform.

Silver Screen
A cinema is open showing documentaries about personalities from the arts. Created by professionals and amateurs especially for the festival and inspired by the title Boundaries.



Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver: 28th April -7th June 2015
Culmination Openings of the exhibitions 15th -16th May 2015
Entrance free to all festival events.
Exhibitions may be seen to 7th June in 9 venues in the city centre of Legnica.
All exhibitions are accompanied by catalogues.

Elisabetta Dupré. Brooch: Mesh surface, 2015. oxidized silver, silver, yellow gold. Title of the exhibition: Elisabetta Dupré. Elisabetta Dupré
Brooch: Mesh surface, 2015
oxidized silver, silver, yellow gold

Title of the exhibition: Elisabetta Dupré

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Eva Burton. Brooch: Ganesha Pop, 2014. woods from piano, skate and furniture, wild boar teeth, antique paper, acrylic paint, resin. 17 x 10 x 6,5 cm. Title of the exhibition: Sur o no sur. Eva Burton
Brooch: Ganesha Pop, 2014
woods from piano, skate and furniture, wild boar teeth, antique paper, acrylic paint, resin
17 x 10 x 6,5 cm

Title of the exhibition: Sur o no sur

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Enumi Chun. Necklace: Polar Bear 1, 2014. Gut, silver. 15 x 9 x 7 cm. Title of the exhibition: Enumi Chun. Enumi Chun
Necklace: Polar Bear 1, 2014
Gut, silver
15 x 9 x 7 cm

Title of the exhibition: Enumi Chun

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Andi Gut. Ring: Untitled, 2012. Nylon, Titanium, guilloche. Title of the exhibition:  On and on and on. Andi Gut
Ring: Untitled, 2012
Nylon, Titanium, guilloche

Title of the exhibition:  On and on and on

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May Kwon. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Mont-Blanc porcelain, beads, pigment, gold glaze, silk thread. Title of the exhibition: Vivid!. May Kwon
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Mont-Blanc porcelain, beads, pigment, gold glaze, silk thread

Title of the exhibition: Vivid!

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Ruudt Peters. Pendant: Athanor, 1992. goose egg, gold plating. 55 x 55 x 80 mm. Title of the exhibition: Dusza. Ruudt Peters
Pendant: Athanor, 1992
goose egg, gold plating
55 x 55 x 80 mm

Title of the exhibition: Dusza

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