SPEAKING JEWELLERY

Research project 2015 - ongoing

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SPEAKING JEWELLERY 27 November 2018

Invitation / Lecture Marge Monko

Studio sieraad and research platform Precious Dialogue cordially invite you to the lecture of Marge Monko on Tuesday 27 November at 19:00 (Sint-Jozefstraat 35, Antwerp).

Marge Monko explores artistically how media like photography, text and moving images are used as tools by public institutions or private companies in their ways of communication. She employs methods like documenting, staging and appropriating, linked to influences of psychoanalysis, feminism and theories of visual culture. In her latest work ‘Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones’ curated by Belgian art historian Evelien Bracke, Monko takes the approach of world-leading diamond company De Beers as a case study to explore the phenomenon of desire.

www.margemonko.com

Photo: Karel Koplimets - Marge Monko. An installation view of the exhibition 'Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones'. Tallinn City Gallery, 2018

Design: Erik Desombere

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SPEAKING JEWELLERY 26 November 2018

Masterclass / Marge Monko, 'Every Letter is a Love Letter'

In this masterclass by Tallinn-based artist Marge Monko, masterstudents of St Lucas Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp will explore and work on ways of communicating affection.

‘Love’ involves a wide range of issues – platonic love, idolatry, religion, sexuality, desire, rejection – and touches upon very different disciplines, i.e. psychology, biology, biochemistry, sociology, etc. Each student will choose a text – this can be a poem, a song, a letter, an email, a text message or graffiti – as a starting point to develop an individual work. The resulting work can be in one or other medium: an image, an object, a piece of jewellery, an installation, a performance, etc.

In addition to a lecture on the topic of the romantic discourse, introductions to the artistic practices of related artists and film screenings will take place. During the masterclass, these artworks and films will be discussed as well as current tendencies. The writings of sociologist Eva Illouz will provide a theoretical background to this subject. The masterclass will consist of both group and individual meetings.

Marge Monko’s ‘Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones’ led to the invitation for this masterclass, organized by the research platform Precious Dialogue and Studio sieraad. In this installation, she takes the approach of world-leading diamond company De Beers as a case study to explore the phenomenon of desire and the codes and strategies used to present consumer goods. Marge Monko explores artistically how media like photography, text and moving images are used as tools by public institutions or private companies in their ways of communication. She employs methods like documenting, staging and appropriating, linked to influences of psychoanalysis, feminism and theories of visual culture.

Photo: Karel Koplimets - Marge Monko. An installation view of the exhibition 'Stones Against Diamonds, Diamonds Against Stones'. Tallinn City Gallery, 2018.

LINKS

www.margemonko.com

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SPEAKING JEWELLERY 08 November 2018

Invitation / Sieraad Art Fair

Studio sieraad en onderzoeksplatform Precious Dialogue nodigen u van harte uit op de presentatie van ‘From Walter to Astrid’ tijdens Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam.

Van 8 tot en met 11 november tonen studenten, onderzoekers en ontwerpers – op uitnodiging van organisatoren Astrid Berens en Maarten Bodt – sieraden die ze hebben gemaakt met kettingen van Walter Fischer.

Dit bedrijf van machinaal geproduceerde kettingen schonk meer dan vierhonderd meter ketting waarvan elke deelnemer aan dit project tien meter ontving om een draagbaar sieraad te ontwerpen. ‘From Walter to Astrid’ kadert binnen het onderzoeksproject Speaking Jewellery dat het begrip jewelleryness verkent: welke artistieke kwaliteiten, zoals draagbaarheid, glans of detaillering, maken een object tot een sieraad?

LEZING KETTINGPROJECT

Op donderdag 8 november staat Sieraad Art Fair in het teken van de ketting. Alba Cappellieri, docent aan Politecnico di Milano en directeur van het sieradenmuseum in Vicenza, geeft een lezing over de ketting (15:30 - Engels) naar aanleiding van haar nieuwe boek ‘Chains’. Na deze lezing gaat kunsthistoricus en docent Juweelgeschiedenis Liesbeth den Besten in gesprek met onderzoekers Hilde Van der Heyden en Liesbet Bussche over het project ‘From Walter to Astrid’.

LEZING LIESBET BUSSCHE

Op zondag 11 november (13:00 - Nederlands) geeft onderzoeker Liesbet Bussche een lezing over ‘Stedelijke sieraden’, een serie interventies waarin ze archetypische sieraden zoals de parelketting of bedelarmband verbindt met locaties in de stad. Samen met ontwerper Ingeborg Vandamme buigt ze zich over de al dan niet bestaande grenzen van het hedendaags sieraad.
Interesse om de beurs te bezoeken?

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LINKS

www.sieraadartfair.com
walter-fischer.de
researchandjewellery.be