26th Legnica International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY

 

2015

 

Silver Concert

This concert is a traditional event of Legnica Jewellery Festival, that emphasizes the first day of the festival weekend, and accumulates all of the emotions of the opening ceremony. This year we present musicians connected with the group Jazz Band Ball Orchestra, but they will perform in created especially for us project Cracow Jazz Trio.

Making up the trio: Wojciech Groborz (keyboard), Tolek Lisiecki (bass), Jacek Mazur (clarinet, saxophone, vocals).

Concert: Cracow Jazz Trio, Friday 15th of May, 8.00 p.m. 

Letia Business Centre, 24 Rycerska Street. 

Entrance free

 

          

 

More about Jazz Ball Band Orchestra here (click).  

 

 

  

 

 


Symposium: Boundaries of Global Art

16th of May (Saturday), 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.,

Qubus Hotel Legnica  

 

PROGRAM OF THE SYMPOSIUM:

About theory:

10.00 – welcome

10.15 – prof. Jan Kurowicki (Polska/Poland): Aesthetic zero as sphere of boundary between aesthetic positive and negative.

11.00 – Andrzej Mazur (Polska/Poland): The boundaries of aesthetic conventions.

11.40 – Paweł Rosner (Polska/Poland): Desing, art, boundary?

12.00-12.20 break

 

About practice:

12.25 – Tasso Mattar (Hiszpania/Spain): Jewellery Action.  

12.45 –  Eva Burton (Argentyna/Argentina): Sur o no Sur. Contemporary Jewellery from Argentina.

13.05 – Andi Gut (Niemcy/Germany): A local passage. How to revive historical knowledge.

13.30 – Marta Andrzejczak (Polska/Poland): Masculine jewelery and "marred jewels", about the margin of the art of jewellery.

13.50 – Marta Hryc (Polska/Poland): Extra-ordinarines. About the role of the designer. 

14.10 – summary, discussion.

 

The symposium has been organized during Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver for 15 years. It is the forum for debate not only about jewellery itself, but first of all about design and contemporary art. In theoretical part historians, art theorists, curators, philosophers, critics, journalists present their speeches and in practical one artists-jewelers and designers present their works of art. The speakers are from Poland and from abroad. 

The current topic – Boundaries – although inspired by specific geopolitical situations (annexation of the part of Ukraine, wars in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa, etc.) has in fact a broader and deeper meaning, and is the search for reasons of all our limitations (natural and cultural), finding the mechanisms of creating any boundaries whatsoever and the sense of maintaining them, and in the end asks about the identity of homo sapiens. About the identity of every one of us.

Boundaries are essential to being human – setting them, maintaining them, defying them and overstepping them. God started this endless game by banishing people from Paradise for a petty reason – a barely bitten apple. From there, everything happened at the speed of light: everyday existence, ethics, politics, morality, art, etc. - more and more areas became an endless and often bloody scene for boundary fanatics and sceptics. The epic history of erecting, overthrowing and overstepping various lines, barriers, boundaries and taboo is still the meaning and determinant of human history and everyday life of us all. The steps are always the same: first, we make up the boundaries and then we destroy them. It seems like an absurd thing to do. But, is life without boundaries possible, if at the same time setting them out defines our identity and individuality, and is the first step to recognising our identification (personal, collective, national, religious)? Are there any boundaries, which must not be crossed, are impossible to cross or simply can not be crossed by us? Don’t they keep us from destroying ourselves? Is there any moral aspect to them, or only a practical one? Art is an irreplaceable testing ground for destroying boundaries and canons. It was created to safely experiment with overstepping more than aesthetic norms and limits.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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