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In a couple of days I will be setting up a new exhibition together with Linnéa Eriksson and Hanna Liljenberg at Galleri Koch.

Warmly welcome!

 

 

 

 

All cats are grey in the dark. Objects reflect and are affected by the environment. A room, a smell or a certain sound can renew how the object is interpret. When it comes to jewellery the changes become visible when the pieces moves from the often rough, unpolished workshop, to a box covered in bubble wrap in which it is sent away to later be picked up in a gallery or a museum. Surrounded by white walls and often behind glass they are displayed in a clean, sometimes almost sterile setting. Then – when the pieces are brought out to be hanged around a neck or attached to a jacket a new shift takes place. The object colour the person and the jewellery reflects the wearer.

Our jewellery pieces gives an insight into our everyday life. Look carefully and you will see the craft; hours of sawing, cutting and polishing, stitches, hammer strokes and filing – working hours that we often share in our workshop at Four in Göteborg. After working together for nearly ten years our different individual expressions has influenced each other. Now we are letting Galleri Koch and you – the visitors – to make an impression.

 

Opening: September 2nd 11-15
The exhibition runs until: September 23rd

Address: Kulturhuset Fregatten
Fregatten 2, 444 30 Stenungsund, Sweden

 

Sastrugi, necklace 2017, Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Sastrugi, 2017, necklace, recycled plastics (from mayonnaise bucket), thread, steel, 25 x 25 x 4 cm

 Connect L Eriksson

Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, brooch, steel, silver, spray paint, 9 x 5 x 4,5 cm

Hanna Liljenberg, untitled (from the decay-series) 2017 brooch, paper, silver, steel, acrylic paint, lacquer, 20 x 12 x 7 cm

Kröse, brooch, 2017, Karin Roy Andersson

Karin Roy Andersson, Krös, 2017, brooch, recycled plastics (from bread box), thread, steel, 11 x 11 x 4 cm

Linnéa Eriksson, Connect, 2016, brooch, steel, silver, spray paint, 9 x 9 x 3 cm

H Liljenberg

Hanna Liljenberg, untitled (from the decay-series) 2017 brooch, iron, silver, steel, oil color, varnish, 19 x 10 x 8 cm

 

 

 

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In Hot Water

 

In Hot Water Illustration Jessica Hughes

Illustration by Jessica Hughes

 

The world of contemporary jewellery is full of connections, contacts and collaborations. Some reach over long distances, some you find very close. Lauren Tickle-Tietje presented her solo-show “Is it Legal?” at Four in Göteborg 2015 and Kevin Hughes opened “The Good Old Boys” a year later. These American visits not only resulted in two very appreciated exhibitions but also new friendships.

Hanna Liljenberg and I have been a strong team since we discovered a shared interest for Christmas carols and mulled wine during our study years at HDK and we have been working more or less shoulder to shoulder ever since.

The exhibition “In Hot Water” will show three different collaborations; one happening over a long period of time, built on an exchange of ideas and objects, one that has been very close and intense and where Hanna and I have created pieces by mixing “our” materials, techniques and ideas, and finally one where the four of us, with help from family and friends, are making the actual exhibition.

In Hot Water
This event during SNAG Nexus: A Connection of Ideas will include a joint exhibition of two separate collaborations featuring four artists, as well as introducing people to Louisiana’s most loved food: crawfish.

Exhibition: The First paring of collaborators is Kevin Hughes and Lauren Tickle-Tietje. This collaboration started in 2010 and was resumed specifically for this exhibition. Kevin and Lauren are sending both text and objects to one another in order to expand their conceptual vocabulary within the field of jewelry. The second pairing is between Karin Roy Andersson and Hanna Liljenberg. Karin and Hanna have been working alongside each other for almost ten years. “During that time we have discovered that our work has a lot in common. We have both had a desire to steal each others ideas and shapes to use in our own practices.” Combining elements from each other’s work to freely use, recreate, and modify earlier projects to result in a hybrid of the two collaborators.

Boil: Crawfish boils are a local cultural phenomenon. At boils, the crawfish are placed on tables in piles, an overabundant display. By having this boil during SNAG many members will be able to join together to enjoy great company while seeing new work from four art jewelers. The boil food will be served between 8:30-10:00pm and will include crawfish, potatoes, and a number of vegetables in a special boil seasoning. Two beers are also included with your ticket purchase. [Please note if you are a vegetarian boiled vegetables with the boil seasoning will be served to you.] Tickets must be purchased in advance. The boil will take place on Thursday evening during SNAG’s gallery crawl.

Exhibition Dates and Times
Thursday: Opening May 25, 2017 6pm-10pm. May 26-27 noon to 9pm

 

In Hot Water Vengsøya, necklace, Hanna Liljenberg, Karin Roy Andersson

Vengsøya, necklace, 2017, recycled plastics, paper, tread, silver by Hanna Liljenberg & Karin Roy Andersson

In Hot Water Saltholmen, necklace, Hanna Liljenberg, Karin Roy Andersson

Saltholmen, necklace, 2017, recycled plastics, paper, tread, silver by Hanna Liljenberg & Karin Roy Andersson

In Hot Water Defy, pendant, Kevin HughesDefy, pendant, 2017, brass, 5cm x 5cm x .5cm, by Kevin Hughes

In Hot Water Fractured Time, necklace, Lauren Tickle-TietjeFractured Time, necklace, 2017, silver, 1.27 x 22.86 x 35.56 by Lauren Tickle-Tietje

In Hot Water A Special Piece for Ignatius Reilly, necklace, Lauren Tickle-Tietje

A Special Piece for Ignatius Reilly, neckpiece, 2017, wood and brass, by Lauren Tickle-Tietje

This project was supported by Svensk Form i Väst

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Jewels from the 21st Century

 

Hallwylska presentation image

 

Wilhelmina von Hallwyl was one of Sweden’s great collectors at the turn of the last century. Her lasting memorial is the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm where the extensive and varied Hallwyl Collection is preserved and displayed in its original and opulent setting.

The foreseeing Wilhelmina made sure that everything, down to the smallest details of the collection, was documented in an ambitious catalogue. This process also included detailed descriptions of all household items, jewellery and clothing, turning the family’s life into a time capsule. In 1920 Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl donated their Stockholm mansion with its contents to the Swedish State. Behind the facade of No 4 Hamngatan the wondrously preserved series of rooms as originally furnished by Wilhelmina von Hallwyl affords a unique testimonial of the lifestyle and décor of the late Victorian period in Sweden.

Imagine if Wilhelmina von Hallwyl had been alive today, and able to develop her collection and interest in art. What would the collection look like in 2016, influenced by the flourishing art jewellery scene? A determined and foresighted woman like Wilhelmina, with an eye for craft and quality, would surely have amassed a magnificent collection of art jewellery. In this exhibition, shown in Stockholm 2016, six contemporary art jewellers took over the Hallwyl Museum.

Participating artists: Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou, Sofia Björkman, Karin Johansson, Åsa Christensson, Karin Roy Andersson, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. Concept by Diagonal Art Projects

 

Hallwylska display

Åsa Christensson (right) and Sanna Svedestedt Carboo (left)

Hallwylska display

Hallwylska display

Installation view, dining hall Hallwyl Museum

Hallwylska display

Catalogue presenting Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou

Hallwylska display Karin Roy Andersson

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Hallwylska Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou

Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou, brooch: Untitled. Silver, gold, diamonds. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Hallwylska Åsa Christensson

Åsa Christensson,  neckpiece: Levitation. Silver, brass, iron, masur birch. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Hallwylska Karin Johansson

Karin Johansson, brooch: Island. Silver, gold. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

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Karin Roy Andersson, necklace: The Fishnet.  Silver, aluminium, titanium, steel. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Sanna Svedestedt, brooch: Caméo. Naturally tanned cow leather, naturally tanned reindeer leather, paint.
Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

Sofia Björkman, brooch: What has the bird done. PLA, silver, paint. Photo by Diagonal Art Projects

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The Nobel Jewellery Prize

The Nobel Jewellery Prize was introduced in 2010 by Diagonal Art Projects. Since then the prize has been awarded five times to intelligent, creative and innovative jewellers.

Nobel Jewellery Prize winners of 2015:

Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Aleksijevitj. By collecting and capturing self experienced stories from people around her she paints a vibrant, honest picture of life as it is.

The 2015 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Literature goes to Lisa Walker. This artist assembles objects and pieces from the environment around her. She has a unique eye for details and her work reflects the ambiance of both past and present times.

Nobel Prize Lisa Walker

Brooch by Lisa Walker, 2003, glue, gold (24ct) courtesy of The Young, Wellington, New Zealand. Private collection

 

Chemistry

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar got the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their research has revealed how damaged DNA is repaired and how genetic information is protected. This knowledge can for example be used when developing new cancer treatments.

Alexander Blank is well known for his bold and challenging artistic expression. In the “Jimmy“ series Blank has used portraits of famous or “quasi-important” people. Parts of the faces have been erased, cutting off some of the information and some of the person’s trademark. Alexander Blank investigates how information is lost and how new information is found again. He has learned to master the skill to capture materials and information and transforming it into pieces that leaves no viewer indifferent to his work. For this achievement we are awarding Alexander Blank the 2015 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Chemistry.

Nobel Prize Alexander Blank

Jimmy brooch by Alexander Blank, 2013, high density foam, graphite, silver, paint. Photo: Mirei Takeuchi

 

Medicine

2015’s Nobel Prize in Medicine was given to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for creating a new therapy for malaria and other infections caused by parasites. They have discovered and refined medicines that treat diseases causing suffering and death.
Satoshi Ōmura has developed traditional Chinese medicine with modern knowledge making a cure for one of the largest epidemics of our time. We are giving the Nobel Jewellery Prize in Medicine 2015 to Estonian artist Nils Hint.

Nils Hint conjoins traditional jewellery with the raw, heavy aesthetics of a blacksmith. Hint’s jewellery pieces reveal an unexpected inner nature of the smithery and shows it’s naked beauty. Hint has developed contemporary artwork where the silhouettes speak of industrial history and at the same time indicates an interesting and beautiful future.

Nobel Prize Nils Hint

Shadow, brooches by Nils Hint, 2014, forged iron. Photo: Nils Hint

Physics

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald have proved that neutrinos have the ability to change identity. Thousands of billions of neutrinos run through our bodies every second. They used to be considered to be without mass but the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 have made it clear that they do. This discovery changes our notions about the universe, it’s history and future.

The Nobel Jewellery Prize in Physics 2015 goes to David Bielander. This artist transforms the core of the material, induce a new quality that totally changes the identity of the material as well as our comprehension of weight, value and substantial structures.

Nobel Prize David Bielander

Cardboard, bracelet by David Bielander, 2015, silver patinated, white gold. Photo: Dirk Eisel

 

Economy

The Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was this year awarded to Angus Deaton. By looking at consumption at an individual level he has mapped out economic patterns. His research gives answers on how to deal with poverty and to stimulate welfare.
One of the big problems of today is mass-consumption and production of unnecessary products. Art jewellery often contains more time, thought and craft than exploitation of natural resources. In the Contemporary Jewelry Exchange project jewellery artists are paired up and asked to create an individual piece of jewellery especially for each other.

By making pieces of jewellery especially for a selected person, the Contemporary Jewelry Exchange project and the publication visualizes the effect of creating custom made pieces. The Nobel Jewellery Prize in Economics goes to an initiative that creates custom-made solutions minimizing waste, turning time and thought into objects and makes for sustainable development.

Nobel Prize Jewellery Exchange

To the left: My Iron Lung. Pendant by Dauvit Alexande, corroded iron box-girder, silver, polycarbonate reflector material from a crashed car, nickel-silver rods, copper, 9 ct gold, included quartz, tourmaline, amethyst, peridot, emeralds, rare-earth magnet from discarded electric toothbrush, moulded glass doll, brass letter types. Photo: Simon Murphy (portrait) and Andrew Nielsson (pendant)
To the right: Saint Dauvit: Fragments from the Alter. Pendant by Jan Donaldson, sterling silver, brass, guitar string, hand-made paper, resin, 23ct gold leaf, “found” brass pins and bell.

 

Peace

The Jasmine Revolution enabled the build-up of democracy in Tunisia in 2011. The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet was a strong and important actor in the revolution and in the time of political turbulence that followed. 2015’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a group that has created a democratic society that stands up for human rights, equality and freedom of speech.

Art Jewelry Forum is stepping up the game of global awareness of art jewellery by appointing individuals as AJF ambassadors for cities and countries that have an existing art jewelry scene, but tend to fall in the shadow of larger actors. This approach, and the possibility to nominate ambassadors from a country not yet represented, helps to fill gaps in the jewellery map. To an organisation giving a microphone to a variety of voices – the Nobel Jewellery Peace Prize 2015 goes to AJF*

Nobel Prize AJF

 

A big thank you to the amazing winners!

 

*The Ambassadors program highlights the mission of AJF which is to advocate for those within the field by bringing a wider awareness to the physical and intellectual creation specific to contemporary jewelry. AJF is an international organization working to advocate for the field regardless of location. The content on the website and in social media threads reflects this and the Ambassador program is a continuation of the mission. The AJF Ambassadors program puts a face to the abstraction of a country—someone you can reach out to with questions about that region.

 

 

Nobel Jewellery Prize – winners 2014

 

Chemistry

This year the Chemistry Nobel Prize was given to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner for their research on super high resolution microscopy, which with high precision makes it possible to see nano scale details, for example in virus and bacteria.

We will award the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Chemistry to Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary. Chitsaz-Shoshtary brings out details that have been covered in layers of graffiti paint. She reveals treasures and put them together creating new shapes that gives unexpected synergy effects.

Nobel Prize Carina Shoshtary

Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary “Medulla 3″, necklace, 2014. Cactus, graffiti, silver. Photo: Laurens Burro

 

Physics

The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics acknowledge an invention that has revolutionized the modern technology. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura gets the prize for their energy-saving and bright diodes. In other words – it was all about light and energy this year, and we follow the same line when we give the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in Physics to Nhat-Vu Dang. Nhat-Vu Dang has been experimenting with light and colour, inspired by plants’ way of using sun rays, adjusting their position in order to get the most of the valuable sun energy. His work puts focus on how to find new ways to use nature’s techniques for sustainable development.

Nobel Prize Nhat-Vu Dang

Nhat-Vu Dang, Blooming Rose / Brooch, 2014, rigid foam, lacquer, paint, glue, PVC, plexiglass, remanium steel

 

Medicine

John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser got the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries on how our sense of direction and our memory works.

We will give the Nobel Jewellery Prize in Medicine to Amy Tavern. Her jewellery work captures memories. Processed and transformed they are reinterpreted by the viewer and become platforms for discussions and new ideas. The installation “Departing Ship” paints a melancholic and beautiful picture of Alzheimer’s disease. A help to ease and to process the sickness of a loved one.

Nobel Prize Amy Tavern

Amy Tavern, Departing Ship, 2014, 68 Navy pea coat buttons, safety pins. Photo: Hank Drew

 

Literature

Patrick Modiano from France got the Nobel Prize in literature. With the motivation “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”.

We would like to honour the Finnish artist Tarja Tuupanen with the 2014 Nobel Jewellery Prize in literature. Tuupanen is a master of stones. Out of agate, granite, marble and quartz she brings out shapes that reveals the raw soul of the stone and tells its history.

Nobel Prize Tarja Tuupanen

Tarja Tuupanen, necklace 2014, ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire, brass. Photo: Lassi Rinno

 

Economy

The 2014 Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was given to Jean Tirole for his analysis of market power, a research providing tools to discover and control the influence of too dominant actors.

We give the Nobel Jewellery Prize 2014 in economy to Current Obsession. This magazine spread the rich and wonderful world of contemporary jewellery to places where it has not been seen before, breaking up the monopoly of the CJ-sphere.

Nobel Prize Current Obsession

Current Obsession #3 The Fake Issue, cover image by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Peace

The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their brave and important work against oppression of children and for young people’s right to education.

Education leads to understanding and knowledge. It makes it possible for more people to take part in a democratic discussion and it provides tools to prevent conflicts. We will award the Nobel Jewellery Peace Prize 2014 to Mah Rana for the project Meanings and Attachments which offers a platform for discussions about jewellery as a part of our lives. A platform where people can participate regardless age, sex, cultural background or “CJ-experience”.

Nobel Prize Mah Rana Jenny, 2006 “The meaning of the necklace is love, that I hold the power to find love.“ Photo by Mah Rana

 

We would like to thank all of you Jewellery Prize winners for your inspiring work. You definitely deserve a banquette and a fat prize check – we hope that day soon will come!

 

Nobel Jewellery Prize – winners 2013

 

The Nobel Jewellery Physics Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Frieda Dörfer

Frieda Dörfer, necklace, brass, 2013. Photo by Andreas Krufczik

 

Looking at the work of Frieda Dörfer can make you question what it is your eyes are telling you. The engraved patterns make the flat surface both three dimensional and highly seductive. The Jewellery Physics Prize is awarded Frieda Dörfer for creating magnetism using optical effects.

 

The Nobel Jewellery Medicine Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Carole Deltenre

Carole Deltenre, Nymphes, broches, 2007–2009, porcelain, silver

Carole Deltenre has highlighted the genesis of all creativity, the source of life. Wearing her pieces is a strong and proud statement that this is something important to defend, value and homage.

 

The Nobel Jewellery Literature Prize 2013

Nobel Prize Kellie Riggs

Kellie Riggs, Continuity/Structure (bronze III), 2011, patinated bronze. Photo: Jack Schow

The magic of really good literature is its ability to throw you in a certain state of mind. This necklace made by Kellie Riggs forces the wearer into both physical and mental position. It frames your thoughts and makes you focused and concentrated.

 

The Nobel Jewellery Economy Prize 2013

Tzu-Ling Lee

Tzu-Ling Lee, The lightness of life, Tzu-Ling Lee, installation 2011-2013

Consumption is what fuels the global economy. But for how long will this accelerating wheel be able to spin? Tzu-Ling Lee presents an installation of stones made of thousands of receipts collected by her friends. The “carat” of each stone is directly in response to how much that individual have been shopping during a period of time and the color variations comes from big spending in specific stores. The message and the aesthetic qualities are the genuine value of these precious stones.

 

The Nobel Jewellery Peace/Piece Prize 2013

 Nobel Prize Inger Wästberg

Cover of the book Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery by Inger Wästberg

The intention of the Nobel Jewellery “Piece” Prize is to bring attention to a person, institution or phenomenon that works hard to bring more light on contemporary jewellery.

The price of 2013 is awarded to Inger Wästberg – collector, art historian and author of the new book on Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. The book presents thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists from the 1990s to today and explores how jewellery has evolved from a field defined by materials and techniques to its present state of concept and content.
Since the release of the book, Wästberg has been spreading the word of contemporary jewelry through various channels and reached large masses. The project has been seen on daytime TV and in fashion magazines, as well as in an exhibition and lecture for an auction firm. During the (real) Nobel Prize event a TV-presenter wore a necklace by Märta Mattsson, one of the artists featured in the book. We applaud this force of energy and dedication to bring more light on art jewellery.

 

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Christmas Calendar 2015


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MIRAGE / You’ve got the look

 

Mirage you've got the look Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt Carboo

 

Frazzled thoughts stained with red wine in the middle of a creative chaos of paint and brushes. Isn’t it odd that old prejudice of past time artists are still prevailing? At the same time the image of the artist is in constant change. Through today’s social media the windows are wide open to the studios and artistic processes. Now a fresh cup of coffee and an efficient laptop is added to the decadent aura. But does the image describe reality? Does the artist play the game to maintain the romantic image and to create a market? Are they living in a romanticized fantasy or do they follow the social standards like most of us?

Today art is often consumed through digital media, but what happens when reality is shown behind a filter and what happens if the imagination gets free play? Is it the artist’s role to deal with social codes and norms or just to reflect the environment? What used to be distinguished as different categories of art is now blurred. Needlework is art, art is design, design is craft, craft is photography and video. What is art jewellery? Is the human body in focus? Wherein lays the function? Does the smell of the forest inspire or has the urban conquered the wild? What kind of reflections can be seen through that glass of red wine?

Front and back, image, myth, honesty, bareness, outside and inside. We – Karin Roy Andersson and Sanna Svedestedt from #diagonalartprojects want to see you in the mirror, from different perspectives, in your or their reality or in the image of it.

 

Backupfront Karin Roy Andersson Mirage You've got the look

Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace: Backupfront, 2015, recycled plastics ( snuffboxes, oil bottle and glycol bottle) thread, steel, silver, 15 x 23 x 5 cm

Backupfront Karin Roy Andersson Mirage you've got the look

Karin Roy Andersson. Bracelet: Backupfront, 2015, recycled plastics (breadbox and soap bottle), thread, 8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm

Backupfront Karin Roy Andersson Mirage you've got the look

Karin Roy Andersson. Brooch: Backupfront, 2015, recycled plastics (flowerpots), thread, steel, silver, paint, 13 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm

The Dummy Series Sanna Svedestedt Carboo Mirage you've got the look

Sanna Svedestedt. Object: The Dummy Series, 2015. naturally tanned reindeer skin, modelling materials 13 x 6 cm

The Dummy Series Sanna Svedestedt Carboo Mirage you've got the look

Sanna Svedestedt. Object: The Dummy Series, 2015, naturally tanned reindeer skin, modelling materials, 13 x 6 cm

Cameo Series Sanna Svedestedt Carboo Mirage you've got the look

Sanna Svedestedt. Brooch: Cameo Series, 2015, naturally tanned cow skin, 42 x 22 x 4 cm

Mirage you've got the look Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt Carboo

Image from the exhibition MIRAGE / You’ve got the look at Platina, Stockholm, 2015

Mirage you've got the look Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt Carboo

Image from the exhibition MIRAGE / You’ve got the look at Platina, Stockholm, 2015

Mirage you've got the look Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt Carboo

Image from the exhibition MIRAGE / You’ve got the look at Platina, Stockholm, 2015

Mirage you've got the look Karin Roy Andersson Sanna Svedestedt Carboo

Image from the exhibition MIRAGE / You’ve got the look at Platina, Stockholm, 2015

 

 

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Alkemisterna

Alkemisterna Tanel Veenre

Trophy, necklace by Tanel Veenre. Model Sofie Gillstedt

Alkemisterna – the Alchemists – is Diagonal’s idea for a tv-show about art jewellery. We have made a pilot episode to present the subject and the topics we want the future tv-show to highlight. The purpose of the tv-show is to increase the interest for craft and contemporary jewellery.

Why go through the trouble of making a pilot?
Jewellery art is a small branch of the art world. Most people still imagine diamond rings and bling when you say the word jewellery. The pilot is made to illustrate what we mean when we talk about jewellery. Now also remember that we are not professional film-makers and that this pilot is to be seen as a draft for a future production.

Materials in the centre of attention
Wood, stone, plastics and leather are materials that most people have some kind of connection to. These materials surround us in our daily life, we know what they feel like and many of us have, at some point, tried making something out of them. We think that finding a common ground – the relation to the materials, is a good way to catch the audience attention.

The next step is to pitch the idea to possible partners, producers and financers and we hope that our dream project Alkemisterna will be realised and put into production. The main part of the pilot is in Swedish but our aim is to make a subtitled version for the international audience.

Watch the pilot here: www.diagonalartprojects.com

If you think this sounds interesting and if you have ideas or suggestions, please contact us at info@diagonalartprojects.com

 

 Alkemisterna Konstnärsnämnden logo

Alkemisterna is a project supported by Konstnärsnämnden – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

 

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