Manuel Vilhena: Jewellery and other stories

Workshop  /  03 Aug 2009  -  29 Aug 2009
Published: 28.04.2009
Manuel Vilhena: Jewellery and other stories.
Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst
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Manuel Vilhena. Piece: T1, 2008. Fine gold, 18k yellow gold, juniper wood, bone, cotton, steel. 20 x 7 x 3 cm. Manuel Vilhena
Piece: T1, 2008
Fine gold, 18k yellow gold, juniper wood, bone, cotton, steel
20 x 7 x 3 cm
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Runned by Manuel Vilhena, "Jewellery and other stories" is a four-week intensive workshop that questions the fundamental basis on which we understand contemporary jewellery.
Manuel Vilhena course programme

"Jewellery and other stories" is a four-week intensive workshop that questions the fundamental basis on which we understand contemporary jewellery. In doing so, it overturns and puts in perspective some basic principles, unveiling the common concepts and attitudes that support our status as contemporary jewellers, consciously taking a fresh view of our media.
It presents an opportunity to review our position as artists, to ask fundamental questions about being a maker, obtain new ease in self-expression, bring more sobriety and consequence to the conceptual approach and assume a new level of quality in personal work. There will be group discussions, individual tutoring, group presentations and individual presentations. From the first steps in how to create and develop work, to the final stages of presentation and exhibition, students will be given conceptual and practical exercises to experience personal shifts of perspective on their own work.
Discussions and presentations about contemporary jewellery themes will be part of the curriculum: Making/Thinking, The Arts/Crafts dilemma, The artist's place in society, Is contemporary jewellery contemporary?, Artist`s block and resources, Galleries and marketing, and Where do ideas come from?
The course is structured so as to focus systematically on three aspects of the creative approach: intellectual, aesthetic and emotional. Each of these aspects will be investigated individually and later combined as a whole. Students are expected to prepare an end-of-course exhibition, performance, happening, or other form of output consistent with their work during the four weeks.
It is the aim of the course to give students the necessary conceptual, practical and technical tools for the growth and deepening of their own personal work. It is important for students to be willing to stretch their limits and allow themselves to be put in working situations outside their comfort zone. 

Collaboration : Flora Vagi

Languages : English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Hungarian

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