An event entirely dedicated to jewellery
As a major international event, Parcours Bijoux 2017 presents some sixty projects, exhibitions and talks bringing together artists and researchers from numerous countries. Galleries, museums, institutions and public spaces will display a multifaceted creativity that places jewellery simultaneously in a social, anthropological and aesthetic context.
This new cultural episode will perpetuate the ambitions and achievements of the Circuits Bijoux 2013, when over four hundred jewellers from within and outside France came together around sixty actions co-organised by the association D’un bijou à l’autre and the Ateliers d’Art de France, in a landmark exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs.
Parcours Bijoux 2017, the parisian itinerary of events dedicated to the contemporary jewel, crosses through Paris from September, the 25th until November, the 30th 2017. Numerous exhibitions will punctuate these 2 months highlighting to french and international contemporary jewellery creation. A rare opportunity, for professionals and general public alike, to sample an abundant display of inventiveness and expressivity, and to discover this still little known field.
25.09 – 30.11.2017
Contemporary Jewellery Tour Paris
See the whole programme here:
/ Statement Kaleidoscoping
From the Greek:
kalos for “beauty”
eidos for “form”
skopos for “watcher”
Much as a kaleidoscope reflects tiny pieces, colliding and transforming them into appealing patterns, Nora Rochel seeks out shapes that capture her interest. Then, through gentle manipulation, she creates delicate ornaments and arranges them in compositions of repetition. Rochel’s predominant interest, plants and their flowers, bridge together what are becoming two more distinct chapters in her work. The featured necklaces are obvious meditations on botanical forms, and juxtaposed with her newer work, represent an exploration of understatement and modesty. There is a sweetness and clarity to the more straightforward meditations on her theme. In contrast, the group of new rings mark the exploration of deeper decadence. With their abundance of details and more aggressive scale, they represent a fresh chapter in Rochel’s explorations. The botanical language devolves as the pieces become more complex and ornate, ultimately verging on abstraction. They also become more playful and toy-like, verging on kitsch. Colorful vintage glass stones as well as more precious gems capture and scatter the light, completing this transformation.
Rochel’s evolving perspective becomes more apparent when this work is viewed together, and the vying perspectives are enhanced. Viewers can appreciate the clarity of focus in the more subtle pieces as well as the freshness and animation of the new work.
/ Statement Circles
Starting from geometrical shapes like circle, semicircle, rect- angle and ribbon, the surfaces are bent into the room along defined lines. The contour, the edge, the folding angles and the size ratios of the basic shapes play an important role. I compose the individual elements together to form a neck- lace. I verify the fit of the collier, that it lies smoothly around my neck. The blackened colliers are made out of bronze and silver. The black tint of the metal sheets lives and changes by wearing them. In contrast to this, in yellow, deep red, dark green etc., I create enameled necklaces. The edges are black oxidized and the colored surfaces appear rounded. The colliers are made in enameled red tombak and gold 750. My jewellery work is planned and manufactured in small editions.
10.09 – 14.10.2017
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
open Thu Fri Sat 11 am – 6 pm and welcome on appointment
+32 472 420 683
Mark November 2017 in your calendar as the hottest jewellery month of the year. A cluster of major jewellery-related events will take place in cultural institutions all over The Netherlands, spanning over the period of 20 days.
Calendar and participants:
– 3 November: opening exhibition 100 jaar Steltman Juwelier,
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
– 9-12 November: Sieraad Art Jewellery Fair, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam
– 11 November: symposium by Current Obsession +
Stichting Sieraden Collecties Amsterdam
– 12 November: opening exhibition BRON Ruudt Peters, CODA Museum Apeldoorn
– 15 November: opening symposium Jewellery Matters Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
– 16 & 17 November: symposium Jewellery Matters Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
– 18 November: Francoise van den Bosch award + opening exhibition Marc Monzo,
Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch
+ several more events to be confirmed…
This is an amazing opportunity for national and international jewellery lovers, collectors, artists and students to discover the lively jewellery scene in The Netherlands.
Initiated by Current Obsession, in collaboration with Stichting Sieraden Collecties
For more information, or do you have an event you want
to add to the programme, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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