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TWEEX 2 Karen Wuytens, Girl with a pearl XXL, 2012, polyamide, SLS-printed, photo: Karen Wuytens/kuppers&wuytens
Karen Wuytens, Girl with a pearl XXL, 2012, polyamide, SLS-printed, photo: Karen Wuytens/kuppers&wuytens

Past exhibition


TWEEX 2: masters and students of Contemporary Art Jewellery creation

TWEEX 2 exhibition

Following the success of TWEEX 1 this spring, a second exhibition surveying the contemporary Belgian jewellery scene will be held at the Galerie vander A from 18 October to 23 November 2013.

For this second event (in the series of three originally planned), Françoise Vanderauwera and Bernard François’ workshop ASBL NEON Atelier will be presenting creations by the Masters and students of the Atelier de Bijou Contemporain - Institut de la Parure et de la Bijouterie Jeanne Toussaint (Arts & Métiers Brussels), the MAD-Faculty – Object and Jewellery of Hasselt and the Atelier de Joaillerie Bijouterie of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of Arlon.

With the participation of:

the Institut de la Parure & de la Bijouterie Jeanne Toussaint/ Arts & Métiers – Brussels;

MAD-Faculty (Hasselt)
Object & Jewellery;

the Académie des Beaux-Arts
of the City of Arlon

and homage to Emile Souply

The first exhibition rekindled the debate about whether or not a college of higher education specialised in this field is needed in French-speaking Belgium, and a round table on this issue will be on the programme. But we also wish to pay homage to Emile Souply, who passed away this February. He was a teacher at the “Arts et Métiers” from 1976 to 1998 and was the very first well-known Belgian sculptor who, alongside his crafts as a sculptor and designer, developed a wholly autonomous craft as a creator of jewellery.

The theme running through this exploration of developments in Belgium since the beginning of this young art form, from the 1950s to the present, remains the same: the transfer of knowledge from Master to Pupil. The disadvantage of this approach is that we are not able to present all our creators (only the teachers of contemporary creation and a few of their pupils), but it does have the merit of showing the evolution of this art by referencing some of its key figures and taking stock, so helping to ensure its well-deserved continuity.

TWEEX 2 exhibition: opening

Opening on Thursday 17.10.2013
From 18:00 to 21:30