AMBER TRIP NATURE MORTE
Place: Copper Museum, Patryzantów 3
Exhibition open till: 11th June 2017
"Amber Trip" is the largest specialized international jewellery show in the Baltic states. This is an event that found a unique place in the cultural map of the world. This international exhibition is counting its second decade and brings together hundreds of jewellery companies and designers from around the world to the capital of Lithuania. The 14th International Jewellery and Amber Show "Amber Trip 2017" took place on March 8–11 and – as usual – was accompanied by Art Jewellery Competition, this year held under the title “Still Life.” This exhibition presents works submitted for the Competition.
Nature morte or still life, a genre commonly associated with painting, has been present in art from the earliest times. Contemporary artists still explore the topic with all its symbolic tradition as well as new connotations in different media. We asked jewellers and artists to explore this topic in jewellery form. There are very few works of contemporary art jewellery associated with nature morte. It may mean that such a subject is not an easy one for makers but it certainly is an interesting and inspiring one. Equally, amber, the recommended material (though not obligatory) fits well into the topic as it is itself often contains the fossilized remains of ancient life – and could be called a natural nature morte.
Winners of Amber Trip art jewellery contest:
Grand Prize - Lauryna Kiškytė “The crown of shame” (Lithuania)
1st place ring category - Daniella Sarayae “RE-COVER” (Israel)
1st place necklace category - Dovilė Kondrašovaitė “Beauty in full bloom” (Lithuania)
1st place brooch category - Ieva Sadauskaitė “Fig leaves” (Lithuania)
Public choice award - Eugenija Valašinaitė-Mikšienė “Sweet time” (Lithuania)
Honorrary mentions, works of:
Herman Hermsen (Netherlands)
Marta Costa Reis (Chile)
Anna Szymanska & Zuzanna Litwinskac (Poland)