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Open lecture with Silvia Weidenbach


A Visual Feast: reinterpreting the Gilbert Collection, A Full Sensory Experience

Silvia Weidenbach is an internationally renowned jewellery artist, who creates exuberant jewellery that fuses the traditional with the contemporary. Weidenbach has pioneered in combining 3D printing, haptic devices, and traditional silversmithing techniques to make jewellery, which she calls "hybridized jewels". They are inspired by the extravagance of ornamentation and exquisite craftsmanship that, decorative arts have displayed throughout history.

In Weidenbach's lecture A Visual Feast: reinterpreting the Gilbert Collection, A Full Sensory Experience, Weidenbach will discuss her residency and resulting exhibition, A Visual Feast, within the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the V&A, London. She will explain in what way she looked to challenge how visitors interacted with historic and contemporary objects within museum spaces, by exploring the human senses through different artistic mediums, and collaborations with numerous artists, performers and musicians.

Silvia Weidenbach (*Annweiler am Trifels, Germany in 1980) is a German jewellery artist based in London and Glasgow. Silvia is the first Gilbert Collection Artist in Resident at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2017-2018). Recent awards include: 8th Hanauer State Goldsmith (2019), Technological Innovation Award, The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council, London (2016), Conceptual Jewellery Bronze Award, The Goldsmiths', London (2016). Recent exhibitions include: AS-Helix: The Integration of Art and Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, National Museum China, Peking (2019), Design without borders, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest (2019),Things that I love, Louise Guinness Gallery, London (2018), VISUAL FEAST, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2018), Objects in Flux - Exploring the Boundaries of Craft, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015). Her work is held in Royal College of Art, London, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, National Museum Scotland, Edinburgh.

Silvia Weidenbach studied at the Staatliche Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck Neugablonz, Neugablonz (BFA in Jewellery), Royal College of Art, London (MFA in GSM&J) and Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Halle (MFA/Diplom in Jewellery). She is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.

Photo credit: Studio Yuka Oyama

Date: 1/20/2020

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Categories: Art

Organizer: HDK-Valand

Location: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Event URL: Read more about Open lecture with Silvia Weidenbach

Contact person: Yuka Oyama

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