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As every year there are several prizes to be given to the Alchimia alumni.
This year there was a new one and we want to start there.

This prize, we can call it the METALFIN AWARD is sponsored by the company Metalfin S.r.l., Firenze
and consists in one kilo of pure silver. In this way the company wants to support the creative force of our students and also encourage the use of precious metals in contemporary jewellery.

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The prize was selected by Mrs Elisa Lo Monaco from Metalfin and Lucia Massei director of Alchimia

and THE WINNER IS…….

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Shenaz Erdal student of the first year. Congratulations Shenaz !!!!!!!!

But this was of course not the only prize that has been awarded and it is difficult to choose the ranking for all that has been going on in this last days of the school year 2013/14.

The Marzee Graduation Show.

As every year Marie Jose van der Hout, founder and director of Galerie Marzee was invited to our exhibition to choose the participants in the Marzee Grauation Show, which is a really unique event.  The pieces present in this exhibition is chosen amongst the grad work of the most important Universities in the world and being part of it is one of the desires of every student in contemporary jewelry.

and THE WINNERS ARE……..

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Carla Movia and

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Lilian Mattuschka.

 

Alchimia Award 2014

Every year Alchimia grants this prize, which consists in the acquisition of a piece of jewellery for the Alchimia collection to a student in his/her last year of education.

THE WINNER IS..

..lilian mattuschka

again Lilian Mattuschka. What a fantastic year for her…. congratulations!!!

 

The Alchimia “Second Year Award” – a 1 week special workshop offered by the school

AND THE WINNER IS…….

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Christina Schmid with her collection of “clouds”

 

The Alchimia “First Year Award” a weekend course offered by the school

AND THE WINNER IS……..

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Diana Panthea, in this photo together with Shenaz Erdal winner of the Metalfin Award.

Unfortunately not every student could win a prize, but we want to say that the overall quality of the work was excellent and we really need to thank and congratulate for having so many fantastic students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              

 

 

 

 

 

The jewellery feast of the year is getting closer and we promised some more details and here they are:

This year over 250 exhibits from 58 makers from 18 different countries will be on display at the Munich Craftfair better known as IHM Munchen in one of Europe’s biggest fairgrounds.
The fair itself is enormous and shows craft of any kind from sausages (very popular) to Cuckoo clocks.

So don’t be deluded when you will find out that what is interesting for us jewelers is just a part of Hall B1 but there you can see :
Schmuck 2013, Talente 2013, Exempla 2013 – Handwerk bewegt, Meister der Moderne 2013, Frame with Galerie Marzee, Platina, Ra, Format, Handshake, Chrome Yellow Books, Claudia Augusta Projekt
Almost 600 jewellery makers applied this year to exhibit their works at this famous special exhibition. SCHMUCK is a global competition and attracts artists, gallerists, collectors and students from all over the world.
This year the exhibits accepted for SCHMUCK were selected by Bernhard Schobinger of Richterswil in Switzerland. A trained goldsmith, Schobinger is one of today´s leading jewellery artists. His works are regarded as influential in determining new directions in style and he is an artist with a unique aesthetic sense who has broken new ground in avant-garde jewellery design. Not surprisingly, the works selected by him for SCHMUCK 2013, reflect this background. They include a number of exciting new artists, but also many familiar names.

Apart from the 58 participants from 18 countries one every year one designer is honoured in a retrospective called “Classic of the Modern”. This year it is the turn of New Zealand artist Warwick Freeman.

After the IHM, SCHMUCK will be setting off on tour. In 2013, it will be stopping off in the town of Legnica in Poland, where visitors may admire the pieces as part of the International Jewellery Competition in May 2013.

Talente 2013:
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Young artist working in the applied arts and technology  show their work in the international competition TALENTE 2013.
The aim of TALENTE is to promote young people with a particular manual talent and to show an interested audience the enormous potential which lies in the new generation in crafts and trades. The works will be the outcome of formal or technical considerations and experiments, showing something new and exceptional.
The participants are chosen by an international jury from various fields of crafts and technology.
Age limit is set at 33 in the domains of crafts, and at 35 in the domain of technology.

This year three alumni of Alchimia were chosen for Schmuck and Talente:
Giulia Savino (Schmuck)
Andrea Coderch-Valor and Weronika Marek (Talente)

But of course just the fair would not be enough to attract so many people related to contemporary jewellery, there is an evergrowing program going on for the days of the fair, cramped with exhibition openings, talks, parties and even the launch of a new magazine “Current Obsession”.

Current Obsession – is a new printed magazine about jewellery and its relation to different fields of art — performance, illustration, photography, etc. Apart from jewellery artists and critics, the magazine features material researchers, fashion designers, collagists and many more. The goal is to create a different dimension for jewellery in printed environment,  tell inspiring stories about people and places, touching upon subjects like value, language and presentation.

The motto is “JEWELLERY IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT ”

The theme of the first issue is The Archetypes – an investigation into the core of jewellery, an attempt to explore where the boundaries of the field lie and whether there are any boundaries!

Selected features Current Obsession Magazine #1
_ Schmuck 2013 Munich, Germany
_ Travel: ‘Twilight Nation’, Tallinn, Estonia
_ ‘Greed’, Text by Liesbeth den Besten
_ Editorial photo shoots with jewellery by various designers

Editors: Sarah Mesritz and Marina Elenskaya
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„Let’s fall over – falling over / revolution desired“
(Austrian / German dialect) is the concept shared by nine jewelers.
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Bowling as a principle of life? The ball is rolling, pins are falling, people are cheering. Finally, everything is newly aligned and starts again. What’s the relation to contemporary jewelry? Is it falling over, failing all over or a revolution? One bowling alley, nine answers.

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Organized by Gabi Veit & Anja Eichler
7th – 9th march 2013
vernissage: thursday, 7th march, 11 h

opening: 11–17 h
Theresa Restaurant
Theresienstraße 29

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Réka Lorincz and Flora Vági:Schmuck you!

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Flora Vagi

We invite you to walk on the fine rope we stretched between two seemingly very different worlds of objects. Our escape from reality, nowadays society, into a fantasy world of colorful toys and plastic, imaginary flowers of a garden carved of wood…
Walk and when you get to the middle you will find that there is a peaceful balance and a light pulsation. Like breathing, smiling, sighing…it will all come natural.

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Réka Lorincz

Opening on Thursday 7th March 2013 at 17 h
Visiting hours:
8.-16.March, 12-18 h
Galerie Biro Junior
Luisenstr. 66 / Ecke Schellingstr

Galerie Spektrum
Theresienstraße 46 D
will show
Mia Maljojoki
Life is juicy – How fragile is your day #4 2013

Porcelain, like skin, begins as a soft, moist, and pliable substance. It can easily be stretched, pushed, folded, scratched, torn, or re-­‐bonded to itself. When the desired series of actions has been applied, one dries it out and fires the leathery material at temperatures up to 1400c˚. Similar to the way time, experience, and emotion affect our bodies, this process, permanently changes the material composition leaving the porcelain hardened, durable, and stiff.

Mia Maljokoki, necklace

Mia Maljokoki, necklace

 

The resulting works are flexible synthetic bands with accents of bright colors contrasted by hardened
organic-­‐shaped porcelain intestines.

What is juicy will be fragile.

opening reception at Friday, 8th of March from 18.00 until 21.00h.

A catalogue with 16 pages & 13 colour pictures and a text from Mia Maljojoki is published on occasion of the exhibition.
Price: 4,50€

Hours during Schmuck fair:
8. March opening 18.00 – 21.00 h
9. March 11.00 – 14.00h
10. March 13.00 – 18.00h
March 13.00 – 18.00h

Silber-Sommer-Galerie 2013: „Zu Tisch“
Tableware – Contemporary positions

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The table, as an image of community, has become an important place for communication, calm and togetherness. Special utensils are used at this “place”, which are at once tools and symbols. Through their presented works, the young designers question everyday gestures and make the rituals and habits around the table something we can see and experience. In this way they create innovative objects, which mirror the unique identity of their users.

Organized and curated by Alessandra Pizzini the The exhibit „Zu Tisch“ – „dinner is served“ will be accompanied on Sunday, March 10., 2013 by the
Business Forum
 „One-of- a-kind objects and mass products“

The desire for objects that express one’s own unique identity is increasingly felt in our society. Design and art objects have become important status symbols.
In four lectures we will ask ourselves how an object reaches its owner. What is the difference between a one-of-a-kind object and a mass-product? Which objects are suitable for mass-production and which objects live from their properties of uniqueness? How do possible collaborations form? These and many other themes will be discussed in the four lectures at the business forum.

Program:
Speakers
10:00 a.m. – Copyright lawyer, Markus Mainx, Meissner Bolte Partner GbR Nürnberg will illuminate various property rights from the perspective of a legal practitioner.
14:00 p.m. – Leo Caballero, Klimt02: Networking, Communication & Visibility or how to spread our work in the age of the Internet
16:00 p.m. – Professor Kilian Stauss, stauss grillmeier partnerschaft München, will speak about design and art as well as building cooperation
17:00 p.m. – Simone ten Hompel, London, Metropolitan University will hold a discussion with chosen participants of the exhibit.