Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» [Medallion] (close), 2020. Brooch (aluminum, gilded silver and gouache paint). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Photo: Pedro Sequeira
Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» [Medallion] (close), 2020. Brooch (aluminum, gilded silver and gouache paint). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Photo: Pedro Sequeira
Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» [Medallion] (open), 2020. Brooch (aluminum, gilded silver and gouache paint). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Photo: Pedro Sequeira
Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» [Medallion] (open), 2020. Brooch (aluminum, gilded silver and gouache paint). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Photo: Pedro Sequeira
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Marie Luise Möller, 2021, Necklace (paper cut out). Photo: HKDH
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Marie Luise Möller, 2021, Necklace (paper cut out). Photo: HKDH
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Ildiko Danfalvi, «Second Skin», 2021. Necklace (mixed media). Photo: HKDH
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Ildiko Danfalvi, «Second Skin», 2021. Necklace (mixed media). Photo: HKDH
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Sarah Schuchkleb, «Thin Skinned Handlanger», 2021. Pendant (mixed media). Photo: HKDH
Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle: Sarah Schuchkleb, «Thin Skinned Handlanger», 2021. Pendant (mixed media). Photo: HKDH
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Katie Gibbon. Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Katie Gibbon. Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Jo Harrison Hall. Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Jo Harrison Hall. Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Sam Rodway Smith. «Wide Hood». Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
Central Saint Martins–University of the Arts: Sam Rodway Smith. «Wide Hood». Photo and courtesy CSM–UA.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Cécile Maes, «Chevalières», 2019. Rings (silver). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Cécile Maes.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Cécile Maes, «Chevalières», 2019. Rings (silver). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Cécile Maes.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Marie-Caroline Locquet, «Maillon», 2019. Shoulderpiece (oak and iron). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Marie-Caroline Locquet.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Marie-Caroline Locquet, «Maillon», 2019. Shoulderpiece (oak and iron). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Marie-Caroline Locquet.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Xiao Chen, «B.O.», 2020. Earrings (Juglans nigra nuts, polymer clay, oxidized silver ). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Xiao Chen, Pierre Hilpert.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art of Limoges, POP atelier BIJOU: Xiao Chen, «B.O.», 2020. Earrings (Juglans nigra nuts, polymer clay, oxidized silver ). Photo: Ensa Limoges, Xiao Chen, Pierre Hilpert.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: Erinn M.Cox «.I Wanted You to Like Me as Much as I Loved You»_2019. Photo and courtesy EKA.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: Erinn M.Cox «.I Wanted You to Like Me as Much as I Loved You»_2019. Photo and courtesy EKA.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: «Iron-casting»_2020. Photo and courtesy EKA.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: «Iron-casting»_2020. Photo and courtesy EKA.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: Triin Kukk_Y, «Venus was here_rock crystal, smoky quartz»_2019. Photo and courtesy EKA.
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia: Triin Kukk_Y, «Venus was here_rock crystal, smoky quartz»_2019. Photo and courtesy EKA.
mixed materials, pearls
mixed materials, pearls
Lucerne School of Art and Design : Yasmin Knüsel, «A Fox», 2019. Object (fur of a fox). Photo: Raisa Durandi
Lucerne School of Art and Design : Yasmin Knüsel, «A Fox», 2019. Object (fur of a fox). Photo: Raisa Durandi
PLX-MAD: Charlotte Vanhoubroeck, «N.° 49» from series: «Stilled Sentiments», Brooch (soapstone, sterling silver). Photo: Simon Debbaut-L'Ecluse. Statement: «In 1850 our first Belgian queen Louise-Mari
PLX-MAD: Charlotte Vanhoubroeck, «N.° 49» from series: «Stilled Sentiments», Brooch (soapstone, sterling silver). Photo: Simon Debbaut-L'Ecluse. Statement: «In 1850 our first Belgian queen Louise-Marie d’Orléans died. Her Estate Inventory, a document kept in the State Archives of Belgium, describes and values the 300 jewellery items she owned at the time of her death. More than a hundred of those are so-called sentimental jewellery pieces. They are carriers of memories and sentiments, which were incorporated as miniature portraits, human locks of hair, engraved messages, and so on. Since almost all of Louise’s jewellery has gone lost, the Inventory functions as an exclusive carrier of the pieces, just as the pieces were carriers of sentiments. Based on the descriptions, Louise’s sentimental jewellery, which was on the verge of oblivion, is reactivated from a contemporary point of view. The newly created objects construct an alternative version of the myth around Louise-Marie d’Orléans and will bring this somehow forgotten queen closer to today’s audience.»
PXL-MAD: Charlot Claessens, «Debby & Fonske», 2020. From series: «Nonliving Creatures». Object (porcelain and sterling silver). «Debby»: 11 x 9 x 7 cm; «Fonske»: 7.5 x 5 cm. Photo: All rights reserved
PXL-MAD: Charlot Claessens, «Debby & Fonske», 2020. From series: «Nonliving Creatures». Object (porcelain and sterling silver). «Debby»: 11 x 9 x 7 cm; «Fonske»: 7.5 x 5 cm. Photo: All rights reserved. Statement: «Now and then we get a kind of feeling when we look at an object, it feels familiar... this feeling is hard to describe. We can sometimes recognize human qualities in non-human things. When this happens, we are dealing with anthropomorphism. This project, which started from this specific familiarity in a form wants to emphasise the human qualities present in objects and give them a character. With this, my work means to evoke a deeper connection between the viewer and the object itself. Essentially it's about giving life to the nonliving».
PLX-MAD: Maria Konschake, «19°26‘05.8“N 99°07‘52.9“W», 2020. From series: «Vergessen». Unwearable marble brooch object / body related object (marble and steel). 8.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm. Photo: The artist.
PLX-MAD: Maria Konschake, «19°26‘05.8“N 99°07‘52.9“W», 2020. From series: «Vergessen». Unwearable marble brooch object / body related object  (marble and steel). 8.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm. Photo: The artist.  Statement: “About space and identity“ is a visualization of European cultural identity within the field of jewellery. It deals with the rooms, areas, zones and districts of European history and scrutinizes the connection between jewellery and cultural identity. 5 points of view show not only the plurality of the cultural memory, but also the European struggle between unity and diversity. “Vergessen” is a series of unwearable marble brooch objects that remind us of the things we lost. “Prägung" is a single pendant that relates to the things that shaped us. “Abgrund" is the abyss. The object refers to the lowest point we have ever reached in European history. “Abbild" is our portrait. The row of rings and the wall object visualize the permanence of the building as an observer of time. “Hoffnung" is hope. The cup series refers to the positive, shared vision of a European future.
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery c
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery can be a tool to stimulate your own body.
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery c
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery can be a tool to stimulate your own body.
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery c
Sint Lucas: Tieke Scheerlinck, «Feeling, Healing, Wearing», 2020. Performance. Videostill: All rights reserved. Statement: «Feeling, Healing, Wearing» is dealing with health issues and how jewellery can be a tool to stimulate your own body.
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            MEETING.EXHIBITION SCHOOLS
 
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).
 
Meeting
Schools presentation
17 September, Friday
10h–12h
 
Exhibition
Opening
17 September, Friday
12h–13h
Open for visit till 17h
 
18  e 19 September, Saturday and Sunday
10h–13h
20 September, Monday
10h–17h
 
 
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.
 
EAAA: Tatiana Galo, «Dupla Memória» [Double Memory], 2019. Pendant glasses (sterling silver, silk thread, glass and acetate), 3,7 x 4,7 x 1,7 cm. Photo: Alexandre Almeida
EAAA: Tatiana Galo, «Dupla Memória» [Double Memory], 2019. Pendant glasses (sterling silver, silk thread, glass and acetate), 3,7 x 4,7 x 1,7 cm. Photo: Alexandre Almeida
Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» (fechado), 2020. Alfinete (alumínio, prata dourada e tinta guache). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Foto: Pedro Sequeira
Ar.Co: Mónica Taipina, «Medalhão» (fechado), 2020. Alfinete (alumínio, prata dourada e tinta guache). 8 x 5 x 0,2 cm. Foto: Pedro Sequeira
EAAA: Mafalda Costa, «Religious Fundamentalism As It Is», 2019. Ring (silver and red elastic thread), 10 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm. Photo: Alexandre Almeida
EAAA: Mafalda Costa, «Religious Fundamentalism As It Is», 2019. Ring (silver and red elastic thread), 10 x 3,5 x 1,5 cm. Photo: Alexandre Almeida
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            MEETING.EXHIBITION SCHOOLS
 
SCHOOLS EXHIBIT AT ANTÓNIO ARROIO
Curated by Filomena Lima and José Lúcio Lima
 
SCHOOLS: Escola Artística António Arroio and Atelier Mourão – Escola de Joalheria (BR)
 
Encounter
Schools presentation
10 September, Friday
17h–19h
 
Schools Exhibition at António Arroio
Opening
10 September, Friday
19h–20h
Until 22 September, Wednesday
Monday and Friday 9h–19h
Saturday and Sunday closed
 
Escola Artística António Arroio
 
Escola Artística António Arroio –  Ana Nunes Gonçalves, coordinator of the Course of Artistic Production | Goldsmithing and teatcher;  Filomena Lima, teacher; Lia Morais, teacher.
António Arroio was founded in 1934, as a public school, and has always been dedicated to specialized artistic education in various areas of training and dissemination of the arts. In the specialization in Jewelery, of the Artistic Production Course, pedagogical work is developed in articulated itineraries between the Project and Technologies: learnings are consolidated, methods, concepts, materials and creative and technical processes are explored, and experiences on school exchange programs are integrated, on national and transnational mode.
Heritage, contemporaneity and design methodology are intertwined in the fields of semantic and formal research, design, representation and technical execution; stories, symbolic and metaphorical, realistic and abstract universes are created, where emotion and reason are combined with a know-how on permanent construction of critical and artistic thinking, in the materialization of objects / jewels and in the formation of identities.
 
Escola Atelier Mourão — Lívia Mourão, diretor and administrator; Paula Mourão, director, artistic advisor and teacher; João Pedro Vellaco, coordinator and teacher.
Escola Atelier Mourão was founded in 1981 by Caio Mourão, a multidisciplinary artist and a pioneer in Brazil in making and thinking jewelry as an artistic expression. The school develops its own methodology, aiming to teach jewellery in such a way as to allow students to think and work creativity along with the technique. The means are given, but it is the students who choose their own path.
The Contemporary Jewellery Course is intended to create a reference and give a real sense of the extent of this art and its possibilities, in addition to developing a greater understanding of each student's authorial expression. All work is based on provocations and targeted orientations, through discussions, theoretical presentations and exercises.
Escola Atelier Mourão participates in the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial with a group of students from the Contemporary Jewellery Course, presenting the: «Rio 40°, Beleza e Medo» [«Rio 40 °, Beauty and Fear»] project, developed and guided by jewellery makers and teachers Nicole Uurbanus and Renata Porto.