Sandberg Instituut Master Open for admission
As the postgraduate programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, the Sandberg Instituut offers Master Programmes in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture and Design. The five Main Departments aim to deepen the practices of artists, designers and critics. In addition, the Temporary Programmes reflect on specific urgencies in society and the arts, and the Hosted Programmes focus on collaboration with other institutes.
What is small and intimate is often overlooked.
The Temporary Programme, Challenging Jewellery, aims to give an impulse to the jewellery profession by focusing on the applicability of jewellery-thinking in society, from the making industry to the market of limited art editions.
Tutors, guests and participants of the programme explore the attention paid to the small and intimate, the human handling, and the careful treatment of materials that they deem needed in the broader context of today’s digitised society.
The programme allows the study of current notions of body-bound and human-focused objects and products. Through this approach it is attempting to think big on a small scale – which supposes an ability to understand micro working. The Temporary Programme challenges the subject of jewellery on a fundamental level – how it relates to our present time, its social and political implications, its relevance.
The input for Challenging Jewellery is based on intergenerational dialogue. The visiting tutors and guests – varying from theoreticians and curators to contemporary architects, designers and artists – guarantee a continuous renewal of viewpoints on and insights into a discipline known to traditions and historical design and theory connotations. The board with four key figures in the realm of jewellery and design ensures a solid foundation for the Temporary Programme.
Like the previous Temporary Programmes, Material Utopias, Materialisation in Art & Design, Fashion Matters and the current programme Radical Cut-Up, Challenging Jewellery works together with BA departments and workshops at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, such as Ceramics, Glass, Textile, CadCam, Wood, Metal and Photography.
BLESS: Desiree Heiss (Paris), Ines Kaag (Berlin)
Gijs Bakker, Ruudt Peters, Ted Noten, Liesbeth den Besten
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CALLING ALL JEWELLERS & METALSMITHS:
APPLICATIONS ONLINE NOW FOR MONTH-LONG NYC RESIDENCY AT 92Y’S RENOWNED JEWELRY CENTER
Jewellery Designers Around the World Invited to Apply by March 16, 2018
92nd Street Y’s (92Y) International Jewelry Artist Residency is a juried residency for cutting edge, emerging and established jewelry artists to develop their work in the multifaceted New York City art scene. For a month from August 22 through September 23, 2018, the Residency will provide the opportunity for an international artist with a studio-based practice to develop a new body of work or complete research while engaging with NYC’s cultural community. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by February 12, 2018. A rotating panel of experts and professionals in the arts and humanities will independently review applications and materials, and the selected jeweler will be notified by April 2, 2018.
Proposals for the self-directed residencies must be compatible with available working studio spaces, facilities, and resources. Artistic merit and promise are the basis for selections, but the relevancy of how the NYC environment will affect or progress the artist’s work is weighed highly in the selection process. Mature as well as emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The residency is awarded to one artist each year.
Guidelines and application submissions are available at: http://bit.ly/JewelryResidency
Image work by first resident Göran Kling
An unique part of the current exhibition Jewellery – made by, worn by in Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, are the five jewellery artists who are invited to view the collection with different eyes. The artists will produce a new piece of jewellery In a specially decorated studio. Museum visitors are welcome to visit the artists-in-residence from Thursday to Sunday between 12.00-14.00.
Sebastien Carré: present from 20th of January to 19th of February
The working of the human body, especially that of his own body, inspires the French Sebastien Carré into making jewellery of textiles and beads. He chooses copper and Japanese paper because of their medicinal effects; it is for Carré shamanic materials that he uses to defuse his illness.
Amélie Spitz: present from the 24th of February to 26th of March
Amélie Spitz mixes traditional goldsmithing techniques with contemporary applications. With the use of the 3D pen she has found an innovative way to approach the traditional wire work, traditionally made of metal.
Aurélie Guillaume: present from the 31st of March to 30th of April
For her jewellery, Canadian Aurélie Guillaume uses the traditional technique of cloisonné enamel: threaded motifs that are filled with enamel. She is inspired by Pop Art, street culture and comic strips.
Alejandra Solar: present from the 5th of May to the 4th of June
Alejandra Solar from Mexico almost makes all her jewellery from raw gemstones on which she places images with special printing techniques. Themes such as magic, nostalgia and death often return to her work.
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