Monday, April 12th, 2010

Gray Area Symposium: Day 1

Gray Area Symposium

1st international encounter of contemporary jewellery:
europe – latin america
MEXICO CITY, APRIL 2010

Day 1
Monday 12.04

Theme I. What Does It Mean To Us? Jewellery, Identity and Communication

09:00 Registration of participants

11:00 Welcome

11:30 Gray Matter: No Brain, No Gain
Manon van Kouswijk (The Netherlands)
Jewellery maker, head of the jewellery department at the Rietveld Academy

11:45 Walking the Gray Area – Ways of Seeing: The body as an area for experimentation; interaction between jewel, wearer, and viewer
Caroline Broadhead (UK)
Jewellery maker, head of the jewellery department at the Central Saint Martins College of Art And Design

12:30 American Cosmovision through Metals
Dr. Clemencia Plazas (Colombia)

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Use and meaning of materials for different cultures
Clemencia Plazas (Chile)
Anthropologist, teacher at the Uneiversity of Bogotá, former director of the Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica
Ramón Puig Cuyas (España)
Jewellery maker, head of the jewellery department at the Escola Massana
Damian Skinner (NZ)
Art historian, freelance curator

15:00 Round Table: What does it mean to us?
Liesbeth den Besten (The Netherlands)
Art historian and journalist, president of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation
Benjamin Lignel (France)
Art historian, philosopher and jewellery maker
Jorge Manilla (Mexico – Belgium)
Sculptor, jewellery maker, profesor of the St. Niklaas Academy Belgium
Ximena Briseño (Peru-Australia)
Jewellery maker, researcher
José Manuel Springer (Mexico)
Art critic, editor of Replica 21 magazine, attaché culturel of Mexico in the Netherlands
Damian Skinner (NZ)
Art historian, freelance curator


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