EUROPEAN TRIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY
In Belgium from 28 october 2017 to 4 february 2018
It is an initiative introduced and implemented by the WCCBF, in
partnership with the Pôle muséal of the city of Mons and
which is supported
by the Federation of Wallonia and Brussels.
The Grande Halle du Site des Anciens Abbatoirs in Mons will be laid
out and decorated by Evelyne Gilmont.
the triennial is exporting outside Belgian frontiers:
In Sweden: Maj Sandell, director of the Gustavsbergs Gallery,
will welcome the even in February 2018.
In France: Françoise Seince and Laurianne Duries, director and
associate director of the Ateliers de Paris will welcome the event in
The current hybridization of the disciplines, being specific to the
contemporary and global creation, doesnt exempt the field of jewellery
anymore. The fundamental gap between the accessory and the piece of
art has gradually expanded since a couple of years. Being transdisciplinary,
almost unruly, the artists play the daring card of the contemporary
Far beyond its materiality, it questions its era. Being a living art,
the contemporary jewel has got performance objectives. Being a mediator
between ones own and the foreign, it works in some kind of concert
with other mediums and exceeds the aesthetical, technical and discursive
barriers in order to reflect about our existence through our bodies,
which are essential chain links.
keeps the outreach of this artistic discipline along with Munich, Paris,
Barcelona etc. In 2017 thanks to the sixth edition of the European triennial
for contemporary jewellery. For this edition, Sweden and France along
with Belgium inaugurate the Grande Halle des anciens abattoirs with
multiple variations of the contemporary jewel.
An internationally recognized event two European countries are invited
to join Belgium at every triennial. This year, France and Sweden will
delight us with their presence and participation. Together we will present
the works of some 40 artists in the field of the contemporary jewel.
Three commissioners have been chosen to select representative works
of their respective countries: François Vanderauwera, curator
for Belgium; Brune Boyer, plastician, and jeweller, for France; Sofia
Björkman, owner and curator of Platina Gallery in Stockholm, for
Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Liesbet Bussche, Isabelle Carpentier, Frédérique
Coomans, Clémentine Correzzola, Bernard François, Max
Gielis, Jonathan Hens, Lodie Kardouss, Jorge Manilla, Patrick Marchal,
Dimitar Stankov, Sébastien Vandekerckhove, Octave Vandeweghe,
Marianne Anselin, Stella Bierrenbach, Babette Boucher, Monika Brugger,
Sébastien Carré, Marion Delarue, Marine Dominiczak, Sophie
Hanagarth, Florence Lehman, Isabelle Leourier, Marie Masson, Nathalie
Perret, Galatée Pestre, Céline Sylvestre, Laurence Verdier.
A5 (Adam Grinovich & Annika Pettersson), Tobias Alm, Lisa Björke,
Linnéa Eriksson, Mia Fkih Mabrouk, Catarina Hällzon, Helena
Johansson Lindell, Agnieszka Knap, Agnes Larsson, Li Liang, Kajsa Lindberg,
Karin Roy Andersson, Jelizaveta Suska, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Johanna