The first edition of the Brussels Jewellery Week will kick off soon
From April 29th to May 8th 2022, Brussels will be all about contemporary jewellery! The European capital brings together established and emerging artists, collectors and an international public for the very first edition of the Brussels Jewellery Week.
The Brussels Jewellery Week aims to showcase contemporary jewellery as a creative and innovative craft. Through exhibitions, a performance and workshops, you can get to know beautiful art, inspiring designers and innovative designs. MAD Brussels, Centre for Fashion and Design, will give a stage to more than 50 international jewellers during the main exhibition In Fieri. Galleries, schools, artists' collectives and independent studios will also be part of a fascinating walk through the city of Brussels, allowing you to discover contemporary jewellery even further. Lectures, a performance, round tables and much more complete the ten-day programme.
Exhibition In Fieri
In the heart of the Dansaert district, more than 100 contemporary jewels will be shown during the main exhibition In Fieri. A brooch made of sugar, a necklace made of rubbish or a torn shirt transformed into a piece of jewellery; the heart of the Brussels Jewellery Week will be located at MAD Brussels, Centre for Fashion and Design.
The list of 51 designers from 20 different countries, including 22 Belgians, was assembled by a jury of experts. The names were chosen from the more than 200 international candidates. The selected artists include well-known names such as Elke Stegen (BE), Charlotte Van de Velde (BE) and Nicole Beck (DE), as well as up-and-coming artists who have immersed themselves in artistic research and come up with surprising designs, such as the Brussels-based Carole De Vleesschouwer, Canadian Jess Bischoff and German Anja Eichler.
The theme of the exhibition is In Fieri, which means "in the making". Every creation is a transformation not only of the material, but also of the artist. In Fieri is the stage where "being made" and "becoming" overlap in a significant way.
List of designers participating in the In Fieri exhibition: Wieke Aerts, Nicole Beck, Anneleen Bertels and Lindsey Fontijn, Jess Bischoff, Alexander Blank, Burcu Büyükünal, Suyu Chen, Andreea Cojocaaru, Pia David, Carole De Vleeschouwer, Martine De Vos, Adeline Delcourt, Marta Dobrynina, Daria Edström, Anja Eichler, Silke Fleischer, Frederic Frenay, Kathleen Frisson, Arata Fuchi, Els Gadeyne, Fumiko Gotô, Francesca Guarnieri, Cheng Shun Hsieh, Lorena Jarpa, Annelieke Landré, Namkyung Lee, Ria Lins, Peleg Matityahu, Yael Olave, Janne Peltokangas, Delphine Perrache, Alessia Prati, Alain Roggeman, Luca Sàgi, Teodor Siminic, Elke Stegen, Hansel Tai, Taai Teevet, Kelly Temple, Birgit Thalau, Youjin Um, Olivia Van Damme, Charlotte Van de Velde, Diederick Van Hovell, Véronique Van Lierde, Nelly Van Oost, Valentijn Vanmeirhaeghe, Marley White, Marie-Thérèse Wolf, Shuoran Zhou.
The Brussels Jewellery week is not limited to the exhibition at MAD Brussels. The event will take over the whole city of Brussels. In the heart of the Marolles, the second exhibition will take place, offering a platform to young, starting designers. The Berg Van Barmigheid will be presenting creations by students from Institut Jeanne Toussaint, PXL Hasselt and the RHoK Academy, among others, during the exhibition Be.NEXT.
In addition, many more creations and designers can be discovered in participating galleries such as Elevensteens, studios and artist collectives spread throughout the city of Brussels. These locations are part of the BJW Tour, a walk that further immerses the public in the surprising aspects of contemporary jewellery design. The participating galleries and studios will be listed on a map of the BJW Tour that will be distributed free of charge at MAD Brussels and the Berg Van Barmhartigheid.
About Les Brucelles
The Brussels Jewellery Week is an initiative of Les Brucelles asbl, named after a small pair of pliers used in jewellery making. It aims to encourage the visibility and recognition of contemporary jewellery design by promoting and exhibiting their work, not only to art lovers, professionals and cultural authorities, but also to the general public. By emphasising the multidisciplinary aspects of the craft, Les Brucelles aims to carry out projects that encourage social connectedness and cultural diversity. The Brussels Jewellery Week is their first international event, organised to showcase contemporary jewellery in the heart of Europe: Brussels.
Brussels Jewellery Week: 29 April 2022 - 8 May 2022
The exhibition In Fieri takes place at MAD Brussels: Nieuwe Graanmarkt 10, 1000 Brussels. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, every day from 10 am to 6 pm. During the weekend and by appointment, guided tours are organised in French, Dutch and English.
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The exhibition Be.NEXT takes place at the Berg Van Barmigheid: Rue Saint-Gisleins 19, 1000 Brussels. The exhibition is open on Friday April 29th from 12 pm to 6 pm, on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, from 10 am to 6 pm. The participating schools are: Académie des Arts (Sint-Pieters-Woluwe), Academie Beeld (Sint-Niklaas), Institut Jeanne Toussaint (Brussels), PXL-MAD School of Arts (Hasselt), RHok Academy (Etterbeek), Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), Sint Lucas School of Arts (Antwerp), Stedelijk Lyceum Eilandje (Antwerp), SYNTRA (Brussels, Kortrijk, Antwerp).
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