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    LE BIJOU: UN PUISSANT CATALYSEUR NARRATIF, avec Jean-Marie Schaeffer & Larissa Cluzet

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VANDER A OBSERVATORY

    Selon Paul Ricoeur, l'identité personnelle se constitue au fil des narrations qu'elle produit et de celles qu'elle intègre.

    Vecteurs d’un rapport à la mémoire, marqueurs des étapes de nos existences, les bijoux sont porteurs de souvenirs, de bouts d’histoires interpersonnelles. Au-delà de ces récits historiques ou personnels, les bijoux, par leur mystère, permettent aussi d’imaginer toutes les fictions possibles. Ils stimulent les discussions et sont de formidables véhicules de narration.

    Certains créateurs contemporains s’emparent de ces histoires et de leur potentiel et proposent un nouvel imaginaire narratif qui engage nos identités en devenir (in fieri). Ces pratiques, en entrelaçant réel et fiction, expérimentent de nouvelles formes narratives et renouvellent notre regard sur le monde.

    Le philosophe Jean-Marie Schaeffer et la bijoutière plasticienne Larissa Cluzet nous présenteront leurs travaux et réflexions sur les récits. Ils interagiront avec le public sur la manière dont les histoires sont produites et racontées, notamment en bijouterie contemporaine, et évoqueront les conséquences de ces narrations sur les artistes et la société.

    Larissa Cluzet est une artiste plasticienne formée en histoire de l’art, design, bijouterie et mécanique des fluides. Sa pratique explore les matériaux comme substances et récits dont la magie hante le quotidien. Elle cherche comment les histoires sont racontées et tues, comment les matériaux nous fabriquent. Elle se questionne sur l’élaboration de la valeur et sur les liens que crée l’économie entre nous. Elle s’intéresse aux espaces de doutes et de confusion dans lesquels les pierres d’humeur changent de couleur. En 2017 elle braque des bijouteries de luxe avec le collectif Pink Panthers, et en 2020 lance un projet de pâtisserie narrative postale.

    Jean-Marie Schaeffer est philosophe, spécialiste d’esthétique et de théorie des arts. Il est directeur de recherche au CNRS, directeur d’études à l’EHESS, responsable scientifique de l’IRIS « Création, cognition, société ». Il a publié notamment Pourquoi la fiction ? (Le Seuil, 1999), L’Expérience esthétique (Gallimard, 2015), Les troubles du récit (Thierry Marchaisse, 2020).

     

    MATERIALEN VORMEN SIERADEN, met Saskia van Es

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    De mens heeft altijd grondstoffen uit de aarde gehaald, soms met gemak en andere keren met meer moeite. De mens heeft ook betekenis gegeven aan deze materialen en ze gebruikt in juwelen. Niet iedere maker of drager voelt zich meer bij elk materiaal op zijn gemak. Saskia van Es zal in haar lezing schetsen wanneer dit ongemak zijn intrede heeft gedaan in de sieraadkunst. Gaat dit groeiende ecologische bewustzijn, als het dat al is, het aanzien van het hedendaagse sieraad veranderen? Na haar lezing zullen we met Saskia van Es in gesprek gaan over de historische ambivalentie van makers ten opzichte van materialen en hoe materialen die zo worden ingezet vandaag de dag sieraden transformeren.

    Kunsthistoricus Saskia van Es (Amsterdam, 1972) schrijft over hedendaagse juwelen voor Nederlandse en internationale platforms als Klimt02 en AJF. Sinds kort doceert ze aan Sint Lucas Antwerpen, BE. Tijdens haar tijd in het bestuur van de Françoise van den Bosch Stichting, ontdekte ze dat sieraden veel meer facetten hebben dan ze had gedacht. Een thema waar Saskia steeds op terugkomt is de ambivalentie van sieradenmaterialen. Goud, parels, edelstenen, dierlijke materialen, kunststoffen, en ander door de mens gemaakt spul: over elk worden rijke, vaak mythische verhalen verteld, maar de herkomst van deze materialen kan schadelijk zijn. Deze fascinerende spanning maakt ook deel uit van een sieraad.

    FIRE AND FLOOD: THE PERFORMATIVE SIDE OF MATERIALS, with Daniella Saraya & Deganit Stern Schocken

    Fire and Flood are uncontrollable phenomena, manifesting a connection between material and movement, a connection that creates great power. These kinds of extreme movements, taking place around the world, are always followed by responding movements such as flight, fear, protest, etc. Movements with social and political value necessarily activate the intimate body as well. In their connection with our body and language, fire and flood can also become metaphors, describing an emotional experience, showing the expressive and performative possibilities of working with different materials. How do we choose materials for our work? To what extent do our thoughts, movements and emotions become part of the material we use?

    Can the definition of “precious” be stretched to include different materials? What gives a certain material its value? Is there value to ephemeral materials? How do we turn material into an interment object, a jewellery piece?

    Daniella Saraya and Deganit Stern Schocken took us into a fascinating journey through the performative side of materials with a passionate workshop and lecture.

    Daniella Saraya is an artist and a curator, completed her bachelor’s degree in jewelry design (2013) and her master’s degree in multidisciplinary design (2017) from Shenkar College (Israel). In 2019 she started studying in the class of prof. Karen Pontoppidan at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Over the past decade she creates jewelry and jewelry-related projects, participating in exhibitions both in Israel and around the world. Her works question the Boundaries of the jewelry, focusing on its performative side and its connection to the body.

    Deganit Stern Schocken is a jeweler, designer, artist, teacher, and curator. Founder and head of the Jewelry Design Department in Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art (1998 – 2007). She was the Chair of the Master in Design (M.Des) program in Shenkar (2012 –2016). Today she is a senior lecturer at the M.Des program and at the Jewelry Design Department.

    Deganit Stern Schocken graduated from the Department of Industrial Design and Environmental Design in Bezalel Academy of Art (Jerusalem, IL) and has an MA in Arts from Middlesex University (London, UK). She has extensive experience in short and long term workshops at schools and conferences in Israel, Europe and elsewhere.

    Stern Schocken's solo exhibition "How Many Is One" opened at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2003 and she has participated in many other solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In 2005, she curated the Israeli Jewelry Biennial 'Beaten Gold' at the Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv, IL) and is currently involved in curating more group exhibitions. Her works are included in museum collections and private collections worldwide. In 2009, Stern Schocken founded "Inyanim", a group of ten Israeli jewelers whose debut exhibition "No Problem (?)" opened in 2010 at Gallery Loupe in New Jersey, USA. Since then the group showed in many other venues.

    BIJOUTIER IN FIERI ? COMMENT CONCEVOIR LE METIER D'ARTISAN-BIJOUTIER AUJOURD'HUI? avec Xavier Maury

    A travers le témoignage de son parcours dans le milieu du bijou, Xavier fournira des pistes pour mieux appréhender le nouveau visage d’un métier aux multiples facettes. Il interagira avec le public et tentera de répondre aux interrogations que des personnes s’orientant vers le milieu de la bijouterie seraient en droit de se poser. Apprendre, créer, entreprendre, concevoir, vendre, transmettre: autant de thématiques importantes qui seront abordées lors de cette table ronde, avec, en finalité, le décryptage des tenants et aboutissants du métier d’artisan-bijoutier aujourd’hui.

    Après de nombreuses années d’études scientifiques puis artistiques ainsi qu’un parcours de vie accidenté, Xavier Maury a commencé une formation en bijouterie à Bruxelles en 2013. Il obtient trois diplômes en cinq ans d'études (bijouterie-joaillerie, émail, fonte injectée) et gagne le prix Lookbook du MAD, Home of Creators en 2018. Depuis lors, Xavier a créé son propre studio de bijouterie et enseigne en parallèle la bijouterie dans un centre de formation professionnelle.

    CREATIVE LUNCH with Chequita Nahar

    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MAD, HOME OF CREATORS

    'Creative Lunch' is designed to present creative minds from the fashion and design industry and their career, going from their professional experience to inspiring tips for young creatives. This creative lunch was organized by MAD, Home of Creators a part of the Brussels Jewellery Week.

    Chequita Nahar, born in Surinam lives and works in Maastricht the Netherlands. She studied jewellery design at the Maastricht Institute of Arts and completed her study with a Master at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam (Rietveld Academy). She worked as one of the designers for L’Arcano, a silver brand based in Rome on collections for fashion brands such as Alberta Ferretti and BORN. Her work is part of museum collections such as the Rijksmuseum, Museum Arnhem, Textile Museum, CODA, Gallery Marzee, Alice and Louis Koch ring collection and other private collections. Currently she is the Head of programme of the departments Fine Art and Design (body, object, material).

    Her jewelry is inspired by the Surinam culture, its traditions and the connection with the European culture or intercultural themes. Jewelry where shapes are inspired by traditions, new customs and stories are embedded. Reflection of globalization, a fusion of divers’ influences and cultures on a homogeneous and symbolic way. Clearly of a maker who grew up between two cultures. Going back to the roots of jewelry, bearer of magical powers and symbols. Where certain materials and shapes have an important role. Ethnic influences dictate and inspire the used form language without them being folkloristic and traditional.

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