The research team of Precious Dialogue is proud to announce that we were invited to present the chain project 'From Walter to Astrid' at Sieraad Art Fair. This annual jewellery fair will take place from 8 till 11 November in Amsterdam. More information: sieraadartfair.com
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