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Mládí září v Září

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Published: 05.09.2014

The exhibition of young beginning Czech and Slovak jewelers and studios from Prague, Pilsen, Liberec, Bratislava and German Halle supporting new graduates and students who create at the borders of the fine and applied arts.
The gallery Září celebrate one year of existence and during the vernisge also the ceremonial lauching of the first issue of the magazine Září will take place.

Participate artist:
Barbora Dzuráková
Eliška Lhotská
Hana Polívková
Iveta Mulačová
Iveta Táborová
Kateřina Reichová
Kateřina Venclíková
Kay Konečná
Lenka Halamová
Mária Kobelová
Marianka Berecová
Markéta Šumová
Marta Havlíčková
Martina Singerová
Tereza Dušková
Veronika Opavská
Viktoria Munzker
Zuzana Babková
Zuzana Dadáková

Place :
Gallery Září
Heřmanova 33
170 00 Prague 7
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 605 212 419

September 3 - October 3, 2014

Open hours:
September 3 - September 9  10am-9pm
September 7 - October 3       1m-5pm

Celebrate opening:
September 5, 2014 at 8 pm

In the gallery Září on Heřmanova street in Prague will be presented 15 new faces Czech-Slovak group of jewelry and members of group gallery Září, which acts directly in the gallery. Emerging filmmakers who work with different materials, with different concepts and their work can be seen, the influence of different academic backgrounds (University in Prague, Plzen, Liberec, Bratislava, Wroclaw, Halle and Trier). Recent graduates or students exposed jewelry that Czech audience has never seen. ,, When selecting jewelers again hold the main gallery concept, which we set at the beginning, and to represent the youngest generation of jewelers with regard to the quality, but also the diversity of exhibitors. The exhibition therefore are treated not only as a showcase of 19 different approaches to jewelry, but also as an example of how your jewelry personality and quality can accurately describe its owner.

Entrance to the gallery

From opening the exhibition

view to installation

view to installation with member of gallery group and visitor

visitors in installation

artists and friends the gallery

view to installation

view to installation

view to installation - Marta Havlíčková

view to installation - Zuzana Dadáková

view to installation - Zuzana Babková

view to installation - Markéta Šumová

The Czech and Slovak New Generation of Jewelers.
Who are they?

Marianka Berecová (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Parure Cherí! The Slovak jewelry designer balances between kitschy Rococo and mysterious organic. The crown is not a new shape as it might seem. It consists of many old jewelry that Berecová merged into a new object. Using author´s technique, Berecová casts the pieces into a white substance by which she is giving these a new life. “Thanks to an experimental processing we see a contemporary alternative of traditional crowns, where I re-asses and seek a new role of nowadays jewelry. In my works I gain themes from the history (Baroque, Rococo and others) which I transform into new context.”  

Hana Polívková (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): The Secret of Life The copper collection - The Secret of Life - follows the author´s master thesis and argues over the cycle of life. Her thoughts go around life´s appearance which cannot be always influenced and how its transformation never ends. Hana´s intention was compounded by its installation in the pool, where jewelry live their own lives in the literal sense of the word – copper began to corrode... “The pool is a place in the Earth, created by the Family, filled with Water. Nobody has bathed in it. However, everyone entered it. They discovered jewelry link to the Earh, to humanity as Family and to Beauty around us.”  

Kateřina Venclíková (Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague, CZ): Holcim Art Sculptor, who also decided to devote her life to jewelry. The main material appearing in her jewels is a special mixture of concrete and silver fittings; in some collections (Triplet) the author uses precious stones. “As a sculptor I work not only with the form, but also with all the options and textures of the material. For me, jewelry are objects through which I mainly express my current feelings and conditions. Jewelry not only decorate, but they carry information.”  

Veronika Opavská (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Next to a light there must be ****
Collection of brooches refers to the phenomenon of historical medallions and wonders what is more important – what you see at first sight, or what is hidden in the jewel..? “There is something hidden in my jewelry. Medallion, in which shadow there are hidden portraits of people who are still very close to me. The subject on the body does not reveal, what it displays. It is only up to the individual, whether he uncovers the secret.”  

Kateřina Reichová (Faculty of Design and Arts, Pilsen, CZ): In her work, Kateřina focuses on original author´s jewelry and objects inspired by futuristic style. The leitmotif of her work with jewelry is from the very beginning the vision of the future, in which jewelry is placed on unusual spots on the body, though still with an emphasis on their functionality of frequent wear. Jewelry is characterized by its “technicist” style. The author works mainly with the stainless steel and acrylic glass, which she sharpens into shapes of crystals and other geometric shapes.  

Barbora Dzuráková (Gemstone and Jewelry Design, Trier, D): Custom Ring Slovak jewelry designer, performing in Holland was inspired by the structure of wood and has managed to combine the warm character of one material (wood) with the coldness of the second one (metal). “While studying different types of wood I was interested in one element – knot, which is created after cutting off the branch. What usually means inevitable complications and devoting more effort on the processing of the material, I perceive as beauty.”  

Tereza Dušková (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Jewelery for myself Subtle master thesis of Tereza Dušková combines minimalism with movement and the author has for the first time tried a completely new approach. It was based simply on what “she just likes”. “This way of working was unimaginable for me in the past, impossible. We are supposed to give well-thought and sophisticated arguments for our works, more than reasoning that we like it. Despite this, I decided to do just that. And I realized, that the sense and solid basis for my future jewelry can also be the joy of its making, without further conceptual limitations and conditions. For me this was new and liberating.”  

Kay Konečná (Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague, CZ): Paint Friends
The collection of earrings and brooches was inspired by the brush stroke, which the author also used when creating the jewelry – the real strokes of dense color were casted into silicone and then bent into the final shape. “The collection Paint Friends is based on the tradition of writing letters, which for me is in many ways far more personal and more honest then e-mail. Even the pretiest computer font cannot replace the human font; as well as the beep of a new e-mail cannot beat the letter in a mailbox.” 

Viktoria Münzker (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Blue Dragon The beginnings of the Slovak artist, who since 2009 creates and lives in Vienna, are associated with the studio of Karol Weisslechner in Bratislava. As most of their students Viktoria does not perceive the world as it is, but such as it could be. She gaines the inspiration in the undersea world; she combines - at first glance - disparate materials and adds precious metals and stones. “The visual irritation, fine crack, moves our perception of beauty and hides something very attractive.”  

Marta Havlíčková (Academie of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, PL): Amulet The jewelry designer deals in her work with the forest environment and its elements, this time she focused on folk tales about magic circles with fruiting bodies of mushrooms. “These are the records of vacuum around organic morpology of mushrooms, transferred into the glass. Structures are captured in a certain moment of either the phase of development, or decay. The inspiration for me was the diversity of nature.”  

Zuzana Dadáková (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Metamorphosis Czech jewelry designer has for her latest collection acquired a method of drawing in space. While using the elastic wire, which is primarily used in surgery, she shows the world as it interferes with a person, how fragile but renewable it is. “I dare to compare the continuation to the story of Princess Scheherazade, where the story never ends. It creates a certain tension, interest and curiosity how it will go, what more can be expected to change...”  

Iveta Táborová (Technical University of Liberec, CZ): For Mrs. Columbo The name of the collection – an imaginary figure of Mrs. Columbo, wife of a famous detective, who has never been seen – starts the game of discovery. What is real, what is illusion and what is a complete deception? “My goal was to create a minimalist piece of jewelry that will awake curiosity, joy of discovery and imagination in the owner. Simple basic forms, which have a maximum aesthetic effect. This for me is the glass and metal in the purest form. By the use of space, light and perspective I guide the wearer into play.”  

Martina Singerová (University of Art and Design Halle, D): Circle
A young jewelry designer likes to get under the surface of materials in all her collections. This time she focues on the resin and puts into contrast two far, yet so similar materials – amber (natural resin) on the one hand and synthetic resin on the other. “The stone (amber) is scattered on the surface, conserved and by grinding and polishing discovered again as fossils. It works as an insight into the internal rules and system of things. Cells, plants, cables or salami. The size and circle format of these cuts is for me connected to the shiled, which serves as a protection.”  

Mária Kobelová (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Epi Illness as an inspiration, jewelry as a therapy. Slovak jewelry designer has expirienced epilepsy in her personal life and by the collection called Epi she tries to get over it. “The series consists of ten objects made of polyurethane, their size is affected by the type of the epileptic seizure. The shape is inspired by the nervous system, growth and nature. Looking for harmony, hankering for internal compliance, purity, peace and eternity. By the first contact the owner of the jewelery becomes immediately part of it. Within forty minutes the wearer experiences vibration, that can be controlled by switching on and off. It is an experience that works differently on everyone.”  

Lenka Halamová (Technical University of Liberec, CZ): Shooting The name itself suggests, what is Lenka´s passion. One day the act itself was not enough and the young jewelry designer decided to look closer at the entire process. “The structure is everywhere around us, but there is always something being partly hidden from us. Thanks to my love for target shooting, I realized how interesting structures can arise while shooting from a variety of fire arms in various materials. Therefore in this collection, I used materials, that are closely associated with shooting.”  

Eliška Lhotská (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK): Monument
The jewelry designer was inspired by her internship in a very religious Poland. Using a bread as a symbol of the body of Jesus Christ, she points to the positive aspects of faith, the values that we should commemorate today, whether we believe in anything. “The silver jewelry, casting of bread, symbolizes the body of the Jesus and can be used as an amulet for good luck, which also has an aesthetic value. Silver then adds the entire collection a sense of ethernity and wealth. Wealth that is hidden in the material and shape, which is a symbol of the right values. Bread as a gift from God!”  

Markéta Šumová (Faculty of Design and Arts, Pilsen, CZ): Pipes
The student of Pilsen university continues working tirelessly on processing basalt - in jewelry very unexpected and unusual material. After creating shapes comfortable in hand (collection for the blind), she now focuses on what nature creates itself – basalt pipes and waterfalls. “In total I have created three objects, where the human body is the very base. Thanks to leaning jewelry on body, the basalt forms as it occurs in nature. The jewelry offers a certain variety and can be adjusted according to one´s taste.”  

Zuzana Babková (Faculty of Design and Arts, Pilsen, CZ): Balustrade Zuzana often works with traditional techniques. This time she focused on the manual lathe, while remaining faithful to her love in kinetic jewelry. “The brooch reflects the meditative approach of creating, while the ideas were transferred into an actual work. The production was based on the principle of rotation – in order not to lose this ability, the brooch is mounted on the fabric the way so it can still rotate.”  

Iveta Mulačová (Faculty of Design and Arts, Pilsen, CZ): Inspired by the architecture Theatre Alfa, parking house Rychtářka, stadium – Iveta has taken a closer look at these iconic building in Pilsen and tried to get rid of their three-dimensionality. However, she does not return them to architectural sketches, but in a new independent work of art. “We usually see architecture only as a three-dimensional object. While creating the jewelry collection, I tried to perceive architecture as we see it at the beginning – in the draft of architect or engineer who portray their thoughts and ideas on a paper and the architecture is shown only in two dimensions.”

first issue the magazine Září


About the author

Jirí Šibor, 1966 Brno, Czechoslovakia. Since 1990 exhibited abroad and home, occupy mind by theme "Cold Connected Constructions" in jewelry; occasionally graphic designer, sculptor, curator of exhibitions and correspondent.

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