26th Legnica International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY

 

RITUAL

21ST LEGNICA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION RITUAL

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
The Legnica International Jewellery Competition is the main event of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, organized by the Gallery of Art since 1979. The competition has opened character and is addressed to all artists, who have a task to submit works which are characterized by an original creative idea and high artistic and technical level. Idea, worth and sense of the artistic statement are prefered. The submitted works are qualified by an international jury. This year theme of the competition is RITUAL.
The competition is organized under the partronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, who founds Grand Prix.

IDEA (fragment):
This year’s subject, RITUAL, is an invitation to reflect upon the present and future function of jewellery, which now more than ever before in the history of material culture needs a new justification for the purpose behind its use. An important point in the discussion on this topic was spurred by Gijs Bakker, a recent member of the jury in the Legnica competition, when he initiated the “Chi ha paura?” project. Many young artists and designers are also intuitively turning to the truly emotional aspect of jewellery, but doing so in a form that is radically different from that found in adverts in life-style magazines.
The need to present many aspects of this necessary answer to new daily rituals – that are historically unchanging, but also appearing as a result of accelerating technological development have become a reason for yet another update and reinterpretation with an outlook toward the future.

Sławomir Fijałkowski

JURY OF THE COMPETITION
Leo Caballero (Spain) – creator of online community of contemporary jewellery Klimt02, owner of the gallery in Barcelona
Sławomir Fijałkowski (Poland) – general consultant of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, lecturer of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
Mariusz Gliwiński (Poland) –  chairman of International Amber Association (2003-2009); member of World Amber Council, Polish Goldsmithing Artists’ Association, Association of Russian Artists. He runs the gallery in Sopot
Eija Mustonen (Finlandia) – program manager leader at the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Imatra, Finland. Coordinator for international events, among others: Alchemy, 1977; Midsummerworkshop, 2000; KORU 1,2,3 & 4
Barbara Schmidt (Niemcy) – Head of Academy for Design in Crafts belongs to Department of Crafts of Upper Bavaria and Munich

From among 561 works submitted by 342 artists from 42 countries, to the exhibition qualified works of 56 artists, mainly from Europe but also from Argentina, Australia, Chile, Equador, France, Israel, Japan, Canada, Costarica, Mexico, Singapoure, Thailand and USA.

>>>List of participants

The Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER is the most important event organized by the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Every year we present individual and collective exhibitions as part of the festival, including: The Legnica International Jewellery Competition, About the Artists (a cycle of retrospective presentations of distinguished personalities in jewellery art from Poland and abroad), Silver Schools (a cycle presenting the artistic oeuvre of jewellery art schools from Europe, their professors, graduates and students), Debuts (a cycle presenting pieces of young Polish artists, who just start their activity in the field of design and art), The Boundaries of Global Art (a cycle of science sessions devoted to the newest art, goldsmithery and design) and happenings and concerts.

 


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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2017 
Dates:  27th April - 11th June 2017

 

Culmination: 19th – 20st of May 2017
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

 

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