International Conference
of Contemporary Jewellery in Bratislava

ŠperkStret 2014

"Groups versus Individuals"

Šperk Stret 2014 became part of the celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Lecture series on topic “groups versus individuality” represents the diverse views of individual concepts and collaborative projects. During the two days were presented lectures by several renowned lecturers: jewelry theorist Liesbeth den Besten (NL), jeweler and educator Christoph Zellweger (CH), theorist Peter Matějovičová (CZ) of the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, young author Timothy Veske-McMahon (US) and jeweler operating in Bratislava Kristýna Španihelová (CZ). Cooperative approach in jewellery media perception were spoken by the representatives of creative clusters: ALLA project from Sweden, Dialogue Collective group from London and the local team Slowakische Schmuckmannschaft. These three international groups dealing with a collaborative form of presentation of the social, political as well as copyright issues presented their projects live entitled Falling cabinet in Medium Gallery.

Accompanying events – exhibition openings: Hidden Powers / Maja Steffanová and Hana Polívková / Gallery Cit, Jana Machatová – Peter Machata in K Gallery, a group of German jewelers JAC-JAC in Gallery X, Good Parts (Timothy Veske-McMahon) in Flatgallery, Kata Kissoczy – Kissochy in Gallery Čin Čin.

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