SCHOOLS EXHIBIT AT ARCO
Curated by Catarina Silva
Participants: Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Burg Giebichenstein
– Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle (DE), Central of Saint Martins – University of the Arts (UK),
École Nationale Supérieur d'Árts de Limoge (F), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (EE), Lucerne School
of Art and Design (CH), PXL-MAD School of Arts Media Arts Design (B) and Saint Lucas School
of Arts Antwerpen (B).
17 September, Friday
17 September, Friday
Open for visit till 17h
18 e 19 September, Saturday and Sunday
20 September, Monday
Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual — Catarina Silva, head of Jewellery Department and professor.
Standard three-year program. Option of further development: Individual Project, Advanced Course in Visual Arts, or other. Through practice, students will gain a technical knowledge of Jewellery-making in its various expressions, both traditional and contemporary. This experience is accompanied by an indispensable reflection on the history and evolution of this ancestral form of expression.
The program is multi-disciplinary in nature and wherever possible favors on-premise learning, as opposed to on-line.
Students are encouraged to develop a personal artistic language, as a result of the group’s and their own individual questioning of the symbolic dimensions of Jewellery and the value attributed to the jewel in the contemporary art panorama.
Burg Giebichenstein, Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle — Hans Stoffer, head of Jewellery Department and professor.
Let the ideas grow and fly
Contemporary Jewellery is a very particular mindset and attitude.
In Halle Art and Jewellery, two defined and established disciplines, enter into a creative dialog feeding off each other and for ideas to be formed into a, or a series of wearable and meaningful objects. These objects/jewellery are an expression of an artistic position that is a self expression but also simultaneously an object that adorns.
What distinguishes contemporary jewellery as an art form from the other arts is the fact, that once the piece of jewellery/art has been adopted by someone else, the meaning of the work will in some way be expand by the wearer‘s persona, life experience and reasons for choosing a jewellery piece in the first place.
In Halle we expect students to be informed. Not only about jewellery but also about the movements in art and design and jewellery history. To develop an individual personal artistic position and vision and to find their own artistic role or place in the landscape of contemporary jewellery, we demand from the students sound concepts, contextual awareness and an appreciation of the power of materials as an integral part of transforming an idea into tangible things. In order for students to achieve this the teaching philosophy at the jewellery / art department Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, in Halle encourages a mindset that has sound roots and is free thinking. A bit like a tree that grows from the roots upwards, forms a crown that grows seeds which can fly in the wind and settle in many places only to grow new roots.
Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts — Giles Last, course leader of BA Jewellery Design and professor.
The BA Jewellery design course at Central Saint Martins is a three-year full time undergraduate degree course with the potential of a placement year in Industry between years two and three. The course offers a stimulating learning environment in the center of London in which innovation, originality, and exploration are encouraged and developed. The investigation of research, context, understanding, ideas, techniques and materials through the lens of our subject are all equally important in the learning process. The course values and promotes a very broad interpretation of Jewellery design. It is taught by a range of tutors from diverse specialisms in Jewellery and design.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges — Monika Brugger, head of Department and professor at POPatelier BIJOU; Terhi Tovanen professor at POP atelier BIJOU.
The National Higher School of Art of Limoges (Ensa Limoges) offers teaching in the fields of art, design and contemporary ceramics and jewellery. The Ensa Limoges, — as a part of the seven national schools of art network of France — leads to artistic degrees such as Bachelor (DNA) and Master (DNSEP) in two options: Art and Design.
Equipped with advanced technology and a multidisciplinary teaching staff, it articulates art and technique, know-how, and disposes of a workspace dedicated to body ornament and jewellery with as prinible teachers Monika Brugger and Terhi Tolvanen.
Every year, Ensa invites around fifty artists, theorists, researchers, professionals and renowned art masters to attend residences, workshops, conferences and study days.
This mesh of knowledge and approaches is carried out internationally within the framework of ERASMUS with European partners, and exchanges with Universities in China and Japan.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia— Piret Hirv, head of the Jewellery and Blacksmith Department and associate professor; Nils Hint, associate professor; Kadri Mälk, professor; Urmas Lüüs, lecturer and Eve Margus-Villems, lecturer.
The Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing was established in 1924. The archetypical value of jewellery as a magical item, its symbolic core that in Estonia forms the intellectual cornerstone of education, requires quite intimate qualities. There is, however, no point in offering the world something they already possess in abundance.
Lucerne School of Art & Design — Christoph, Zellweger, head of BA Jewellery XS.
With XS Jewellery the Lucerne School of Art and Design offers a unique Bachelor program in Switzerland. XS refers to the human scale and stands for the X-tra and the X-tended – in other words an enhanced, forward-looking definition of jewellery. The students are challenged to critically examine the insignias of human desires in the context of ever-changing social sensitivities, while at the same time keeping the concrete outcomes open-ended. They design body-related objects and mesh them with their own sensory-emotional experiences. Focused on workshop activities, they experiment with a wide range of materials and evolve their projects both in terms of content communication and tactile functionality in a juxtaposed interplay of manual and digital manufacturing methods. The path to their own individual art-design stance is explored via interdisciplinary crossovers: jewellery design – performative object – wearable design – medical prostheses – digital materiality – conceptual craft – art. What emerges at the end of each entirely individual learning process is the authentic: wearable statements and emotionally evocative products that convey meaning regarding the crucial questions of desirability, viability, sustainability and social relevance. What is too much, what is X-cess, what is e-S-sential? Which items are important; what do we carry around with us and why?
PXL-MAD School of Arts Media Arts Design — Nedda El-Asmar, coordinator & professor.
Jewellery Design, Gold & Silversmithing — Object & Jewellery — at PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt Belgium is an artistic, academic educational programme consisting of three Bachelor years and one Master year.
The department also offers an International Master programme of one year and a Pre-Master Preparation programme.
MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam (September 2021) is a newly launched two-year programme integrated in the Jewellery Design, Gold & Silversmithing department and the post-graduate programme MAStudio.
On a regular basis we organize an open call for PhD scholarships, supported by MAD-Research (in collaboration with Hasselt University).
In a dynamic and inspiring environment where concept and practice are well synchronised, students are given the opportunity to improve and explore their work through experimental artistic research.
They are continually encouraged and challenged to further their research skills to develop objects and jewellery, as media for artistic and narrative expression, as critical artefacts and as cultural symbols that evoke communication. They will be expected to create both a mature body of work and a written document in which they report and reflect on their own artistic practice. By adopting an inquisitive attitude, the students can position themselves in relation to other artists and disciplines that create the context within their work.
Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerpen — Hilde de Decker, professor.
Studio Sieraad is the Jewellery Department at Sint Lucas Antwerp where students investigate the specificity of jewellery in their artistic practice. They do this through a process-based work method in which research and experimentation are a source of inspiration. Analysis and reflection, the further development of practical skills and the theoretical discourse about what is going on in the field contribute to the development of their own research methodology. An articulated, multidisciplinary elaboration is encouraged as a result. In addition, students determine the sociocultural environment in which their jewelry functions and they are able to express themselves adopting the references from which this specific field derives its meaning.