“der Schmuck Salon” - Jänner bis März 2011

Jewellery Design | Goldsmithing Departement
Sint Lucas Antwerp - Karel de Grote-Hogeschool


Foto: Bart Vermaercke

The Schmuck Salon presents a selection of student work from the Jewellery
Design | Goldsmithing Departement - Sint Lucas Antwerp, Belgium.

Curator: Hilde De Decker

Artists: Shana Teugels, Laurien Cauwenberg, Lynn Meert, Valérie Tjantele, Robert Van Heek,
Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Eline Willemarck, Jelka Quintelier, Octave Vandeweghe, Cleo Loos

Der Schmuck Salon reveals an atmosphere of atopia: a feeling that things are out of place, in unusual combinations. The domestic elements and jewellery pieces seem to be traces of a world that neverexisted and never will, but one that still appears to be recognizable. The materials and forms act as familiar, but at the same time they surprise us and fill the spectator with wonder. The mirrors, tables, cupboards and chairs, as well as the jewellery, are apparent elements of reality, referring to a non-reality.

One might compare the domestic traces and jewellery with the building blocks of a still life: objects that are carefully arranged as an artistic stage, shifting away from real life.