During the opening weekend of the new Antwerp diamond museum DIVA, students of Studio sieraad and the research platform Precious Dialogue of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp present 'From Walter to DIVA'. In a walking exhibition, they show jewellery made with chains of Walter Fischer, one of the largest manufacturers in the world of industrially produced chains.
Work: 'Phantom Brilliant', Hilde Van der Heyden, 2018
The chain is an endless series of interconnected links that is rather insignificant in contemporary jewellery. It primarily has a supporting function, for example, as a carrier of a pendant. In ‘From Walter to DIVA’, it takes centre stage. Students, Belgian and international designers have examined the concept of 'jewelleryness' in their work: what are the artistic qualities, such as wearability, glance or detailing, that make an object into a piece of jewellery?
Belgian and international designers
Participants: Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng), Lin Cheung & Veronika Fabian, Benedikt Fischer & Benedikt Fischer, Sofie Boons, Dries Dockx, Silke Fleischer, Anneleen Swillen, Charlotte Van de Velde
Students of Studio sieraad
Students: Flo De Nyn, Nele De Vrij, Daniela Piano, Tieke Scheerlinck, Ruby Solon, Marit Staes, Lore Van Duppen, Djara Van Hove, Cleo Van Woensel
Research team of Precious Dialogue
Liesbet Bussche, Pia Clauwaert, Hilde Van der Heyden
You are cordially invited to the lecture of Mah Rana, organised by the Jewellery Design department and Precious Dialogue research platform of St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp.
When? Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 19h Where? St Lucas Antwerp, Sint-Jozefstraat 35, 2018 Antwerp
London-based artist, curator and writer Mah Rana will present her body of work and art practice in which human relationships, narratives, memory recall and loss, and material and experiential processes are central. In this lecture, Mah Rana will give extra attention to her approach of public participation in an artistic context being the subject of the masterclass ‘People Skills’ she gives to master’s students of St Lucas School of Arts and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
About Mah Rana
Mah Rana develops inter-disciplinary projects that bring people together to engage in social storytelling and making as forms of participatory arts practice. She searches for new ways of active public participation with equal terms between the artists and the participating audience.
‘Meanings and Attachments’ (2001-ongoing) runs as public-participatory events held in different countries creating a text, photography, and film archive of people’s personal connections to the jewellery that they wear. www.meaningsandattachments.com
‘Tandemize’ is a 'not for profit' 'cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary' learning and teaching programme that supports students and practitioners to develop the social and cultural impact of their creative practice. cargocollective.com