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SchmuckDenken XI - Thinking Jewellery

Meeting  /  Critical Thinking   Research   Theory  /  10 Dec 2016  -  11 Dec 2016
Published: 29.04.2016
SchmuckDenken XI - Thinking Jewellery.
Hochschule Trier
Theo Smeets, Ute Eitzenhöfer, Willi Lindemann
DEADLINE: 09/12/2016

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The topic for this year will be: The material of Art - Imagination and virtual worlds. Precious material - gold, silver, precious stones - apart from its utility value, also has a lasting legacy because of its symbolic power. In the area of jewellery, the classic range of materials is supplemented by many natural materials and plastics that can be filled with meaning. Even in jewellery, art - the old mistress of fiction, utopian design and thus virtuality - outlasts time: Ars longa - vita brevis.
Meanwhile, it is not only the physics that has long since moved away from the traditional ideas of a ‘fixed’ material into dynamic cosmological models. The digital age is revolutionizing living conditions, and particularly people’s social relationships - probably to a greater extent than the invention of book printing at the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of the modern era. Virtuality does not require proof of genuineness, or a real correspondence of material, shape and colour. In light of these - thoroughly omnipresent - scenarios, there is a growing desire for the authenticity of analogue life, for a permanence and value, which materialises in the material and therefore sensual presence of high-value goods that give a sense of identity, or in art.

What contribution can art make, so that people in an increasingly virtual world can adequately further develop the ground under their feet in analogue everyday life?

‘SchmuckDenken’ [Thinking Jewellery] is the attempt to reflect upon what jewellery is. It is about an interdisciplinary conver- gence either side of the crucial categories of handicraft or art, applied or free: to discover what jewellery is made up of, not what it looks like. The need for adornment and jewellery has accompanied humanity as an anthropological constant since the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016. As an important cultural heritage, jewellery is continually reinterpreted in all eras. ‘SchmuckDenken 11’ collects relevant analyses and action perspectives for artistic practice. / Prof. Theo Smeets, January 29th 2016


Saturday 10th December 2016 / Samstag, 10. Dezember 2016
13:00 Reception / Empfang
13:45 Welcome words / Grußworte
13:45 Prologue / Prolog - Wilhelm Lindemann & Theo Smeets
14:30 Searching for unity  modern physics and its explanation of the cosmos (Auf der Suche nach Einheit - die moderne Physik und ihre Erklärung des Kosmos), Dr. Sibylle Anderl, astronomer and philosopher, Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (Astronomin und Philosophin, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble)
15:30 Edelstein. Zur Kulturgeschichte einer Ikone (Precious stone. The cultural history of an icon - Lecture in German!) Wilhelm Lindemann, curator, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein (Kurator Hochschule Trier, Campus Idar­Oberstein)
16:30 My material (Mein Material) Patricia Domingues, Rudy Faulkner, Eduardo Tarin and Elvira Golombosi, Master graduates of the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein (MasterabsolventInnen der Hochschule Trier, Campus Idar­Oberstein)

17:30 Pause / break

18:30 Understanding light through the art. Emeralds contribution to optical knowledge (Licht mit dem Blick der Kunst begreifen. Der Beitrag des Smaragds zur Optik), Ph.D. Marjolijn Bol, postdoctoral researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for History of Science, Berlin (Max-­Planck­-Institut für Wissenschafts­geschichte, Berlin) (Requested participation)
21:00 Vernissage Silvia Weidenbach - Villa Bengel

Sunday 11th December 2016 / Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2016
10:00 Digital nature. Contemporary material aesthetics in face of virtual mediality (Digitale Natur. Zeitgenössische Materialästhetik im Angesicht virtueller Medialität), Dr. Niklas Hebing, Hegel Archives, Ruhr University Bochum (Hegel­-Archiv, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
11:30 Cold shining - empty glamour. On Jeff Koon’s ‘Celebration Series’ (Kaltes Leuchten - leerer Glanz. Über Jeff Koons „Celebration Series“), Prof. Dr. Regine Prange, professor of art history at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Art History Institute (Professorin für Kunstgeschichte, Kunsthistorisches Institut an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main)

13:00 Pause / break

13:45 The art of stone cutting. The collection of the art chamber of KHM Vienna (Die Kunst des Steinschnitts. Die Sammlung der Kunstkammer des KHM Wien), Mag. Paulus Rainer, Deputy Director of the art chamber and treasury of the KHM - Museum of Art History, Vienna (Stv. Direktor der Kunstkammer und Schatzkammer des KHM Wien)
15:00 REACT REACT REACT, Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery artist (Schmuckkünstlerin)

Silvia Weidenbach - Jewellery 
11th Dec. 2016 - end of January 2017 
Villa Bengel, Wilhelmstr. 44, 55743 Idar-Oberstein 

Graduates from Idar-Oberstein 
11th Dec. 2016 - 15th Jan. 2017 
Hochschule Trier, Dept. of Gemstones and Jewellery 
Vollmersbachstr. 53a, 55743 Idar-Oberstein 

Dates and price

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of December 2016
Participation fee: 95,- € (students 45,- €)


Wilhelm Lindemann: +49 (0)173 937 4403

Theo Smeets: +49 (0) 678 194 630