International Conference
of Contemporary Jewellery in Bratislava

Katarína Defeo Fiúza Siposová: EVERY BODY COUNTS: ON THE SOCIAL VALUE OF JEWELLERY

About Lecture

Jewellery perceived socially and politically while preserving its identity. The lecture approaches performativity of jewellery as a material object and examines the principles and consequences that result from this. Performativeness opens up the social aspects of jewellery making it possible to get rid of its resentiments and to transform itself into a light-hearted form while still making responsible and socially engaged statement. The lecture is a reflection on jewellery from the other side, from the side of the author and the side of the performativeness, interaction and social engagement of the small object. To stand on the other side means to look for new meanings, links, or wit life situations for better orientation in the world.

Katarína Defeo Fiúza Siposová

Katarína Defeo Fiúza Siposová (Slovakia, 1988) is one of those contemporary artists who approach the methods of postconceptual thinking and intermediate forms from the position of a specific medium, in her case the medium of jewellery. The central theme of her work is a question of performativeness of jewellery, which she examines through the exhibition practices of this specific art medium. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Metal and Jewellery Department, where in 2019 she finnished her doctoral studies devoted to the Context of Contemporary Jewellery. In 2017, she completed a 6-month Fulbright Fellowship at the New York State University, New Paltz. She is a member of the organizational team of ŠperkStret, a gallery pedagogue, a jeweller, the holder of the Art Gallery Award, Legnica, Poland and an active promoter of contemporary jewellery.

Katarína Defeo Fiúza Siposová

Katarína Defeo Fiúza Siposová (Slovakia, 1988) is one of those contemporary artists who approach the methods of postconceptual thinking and intermediate forms from the position of a specific medium, in her case the medium of jewellery. The central theme of her work is a question of performativeness of jewellery, which she examines through the exhibition practices of this specific art medium. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Metal and Jewellery Department, where in 2019 she finnished her doctoral studies devoted to the Context of Contemporary Jewellery. In 2017, she completed a 6-month Fulbright Fellowship at the New York State University, New Paltz. She is a member of the organizational team of ŠperkStret, a gallery pedagogue, a jeweller, the holder of the Art Gallery Award, Legnica, Poland and an active promoter of contemporary jewellery.

International Conference of Contemporary Jewellery in Bratislava