piatok, 15. októbra 2010

ŠPERKSTRET´10 is coming....

The forth international conference of contemporary jewellery in Bratislava (Slovakia) Sperkstret´10, follows short running tradition, evolves consciousness in this art discipline and creates the space for meeting of Professional artist-jewellers and theorists in this sphere.

This year the main topic of the conference “Schmuck Causa” will be reflecting field of art jewellery from different points of view and connections (free art versus applied art versus design and so on). The aim is to encourage a search across disciplines for new inspiration and offers a forum for dialogue and discussion. It is a two day conference accompanied by several exhibitions. Sperkstret conference 2010 will take place at the Accademy of Fine Arts and Desing in Bratislava, room no.135 ( It is a nonprofit action, entry is voluntary).

Program of the conference you can find here.
All the support events you can find here.

štvrtok, 14. októbra 2010

Program - ŠPERKSTRET´10

Šperkstret conference 2010 will take place at the Accademy of fine arts and desing in Bratislava. room no.13521st October
10.00 StossimHimmel /Stoss im Himmel (AT)
11.00 Marc Monzó Jewelry /Marc Monzo (SP)
12.00 20 years /Karol Weisslechner (SK )
- break
14.00 Hommage /Kata Kissoczy (SK/CZ)
15.00 Jewellery as Ornament Today /Daniel Kruger (D)
16.00 Brave New World /Katja Prins (NL)

22nd October
10.00 The Reality is a Net /Leo Cabellero (SP)
11.00 La passion des évidences /Nedda El-Asmar (BL)
12.00 ...last few years /Martin Papcún (CZ)
- break
14.00 Out of Africa /Felix Stussi (D)
15.00 Story as an essence of jewellery / Karel V. Novak (CZ)
16.00 The Extension Impulse /Ursula Guttmann (AT)

more detailed program here.

pondelok, 11. októbra 2010

Exhibitions ŠPERKSTRET ´10

Schmuck Wander (Made by Many)
47 authors , 11 countries, 13 pieces
Venue: Stoss im Himmel 3/1, Wien 1010
duration: 14.10. – 24. 10. 2010
opening hours: po – so / mo – sat :10.00 - 18.00
opening: 14.10. 2010, 17:00
www.stossimhimmel.net

Room no. 211
Exhibition of the Works of students from K.O.V studio, Academy of Fine Arts in Prag
Place: Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9, Bratislava
duration: 20. 10. - 27. 10. 2010
opening hours: po-pia / mo-fri 12:00 -18:00
opening : 20.10. 2010, 18:00

StossimHimmel
Birgit Wie, Eva Tesarik, Caroline Ertl, Michelle Kraemer, Viktoria Münzker
Place: KOGO New Premises, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 21, Bratislava
duration: 20. 10. - 22. 10. 2010
opening hours: 12:00 - 18:00
opening : 20.10. 2010, 19:00

Segment / Half century of Slovak contemporary jewellery
Place: Galéria Medium, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava
curators: Ágnes Schramm, Mária Nepšinská
duration: 1. 10. - 31. 10. 2010
opening hours: ut-st-pi-so-ne / tue-we-thu-fri: 10:00 – 17:00,
so/sat: 12:00 – 19:00/

Site of crime
Exhibition of the Works of students from SML_XL studio, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
Place: Accademy of Fine Arts and Design, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava
duration: 20. 10. - 22. 10. 2010

Jewellery MODEL
Lucia Bartková
Place: Senelius, Vysoká 8, Bratislava
duration: 18. 10. - 12. 11. 2010
opening hours: ut-sob/ thu-sat: 10:00 - 14:00

Matej Bezúch 03 / Pavol Prekop 0:0
Place: Galéria enter, Panenská 32, Bratislava
curator: Katarína Gatialová
duration: 21. 10. 2010 - 4. 11. 2010
opening hours: po-št / mo-thu: 17.00 - 19.00
opening : 21.10. 2010, 18:30

Felix Urs Stüssi
Place: Goethe-Institut Bratislava, Panenská 33
duration: 21. 10. 2010 (vernisáž 19:15) - 12. 11.2010
opening hours: po-štv/mo-thu: 13:30 – 17:00, so/sat: 9:00 - 13:00

LINKA!?
tristo päťsto, akože aj toto...aj tamto aj odtiaľ malo, keby len tak že fakt že len tak, alebo možnože nikdy viac, keby-že dlho tak potom už aj oveľa viac a tak aj ďalej... Slávka Ondrušová
Place: Next Apache, Panenská 28, Bratislava
duration: 21.10. - 21.11. 2010
opening hours: po-pia/mo-fri: 9:00 - 24:00, so-ne/sat-su: 10:00 - 24:00 opening : 21.10. 2010, 20:00

Goldfish Bowl
Lucia Gašparovičová
Place: Výklad zlatníctva Topas, Grösslingova 23, Bratislava
duration: 22. 10. 2010, 8:00 - 16:30

Gloomy gardens
Bety K. Majerníková, Kristýna Španihelová
Place: GMB Pálffyho palác, Panská 19, Bratislava
duration: 20. 10. - 23. 10. 2010
opening hours: ut-ne/tue-su: 11:00 - 18:00

Paper inspirations – jewellery
Nynke van Amersfoort (NL), Babsi Daum (A), Silvia Fedorová (SK), Susanne Holzinger (D), Christine Keyeux (B), Elisabeth Krampe (D), Christina Leitner (A), Barbara Schrobenhauser (D), Katharina Sochor (CH), Janna Syvänoja (FI)tori:
Place: Galeria X, Zámočnícka 5, Bratislava
duration: 16. 10. - 23.10. 2010
opening hours: po-pi/mo-fri: 13:00 - 18:00, so/sat: 13:00 - 17:00

Anton Cepka
Place: SNG Esterházyho palác, Nám. Ľudovíta Štúra, Bratislava
duration: 20.10. - 24.10. 2010
opening hours: ut-ne/tue-su: 10:00 – 17:30

nedeľa, 10. októbra 2010

Nedda El-Asmar

We are proud to present Nedda El-Asmar as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.


Nedda El-Asmar, designer and silversmith from Belgia . She studied jewelry, design and silversmithing at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, and she completed her education at the Royal College of Art in London. Her design work has earned her numerous awards and prizes. She was awarded as the “Belgian Designer of 2007”. Since 2007, she has also been teaching at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. www.nedda.be


water pipe

set of cutlery

Sastrugi – Royal Polar Survival Set

The interior of the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica


La Passion des Evidences - 2007

sobota, 9. októbra 2010

Katja Prins

We are proud to present Katja Prins as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Katja Prins studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She exhibits her works and gives lectures quite often. Her work is inspired by the relationship between human bodies and mechanic devices, technology and industry. www.katjaprins.com


Booch 2007

Brooch 2009

Brooch 2006

Brooch 2006





inspiration lounge - interview with Katja Prins. The inspiration lounge is projekt of le tapir/ www.letapir.de

štvrtok, 7. októbra 2010

Marc Monzó

We are proud to present Marc Monzó as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Marc Monzó - jeweler and designer. He studied at Escola Massana in Barcelona. His creations are known for his fresh and playful approach to the form and function of the created object. He is often giving lectures and doing exhibitions around the world. www.marcmonzo.net

Brooch "Big solitaire" 2005

Brooch 2006

Pin "Ping pong ball" 2003

Pin, 2002

streda, 6. októbra 2010

Daniel Kruger

We are proud to present Daniel Kruger as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Daniel Kruger is a well known artist – jeweler. He studied under the lead of professor Hermann Junger at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He is the head of the jewelry studio at the University for Art and Design, in Halle. His works have been exhibited widely by galleries and museums internationally and he was recognized with awards and respect worldwide for his contributions to contemporary jewelry. Daniel Kruger is a versatile artist. Not just his disciplines - he makes both ceramics and jewellery - but the variety of his ideas and themes. Much of his inspiration is from historical and ethnic sources.

Brooch, 2008
I use many different materials, both rich and poor. The forms vary from organic to geometric, the organic however seems to prevail. Texture, pattern and colour play a big role, as does sensuality both in the shapes as well as in the use of material. Many pieces have a distinct erotic quality. I like symmetry; often pieces are made up of pairs. For ideas I draw on natural forms and artefacts of all kind, both historical as well as contemporary. This I believe is evident in my work. The crafting of each piece is part of the creative thinking process. The jewellery I make is to adorn a person, to be a celebration. Its place is the body and its intention is to enhance the wearer as well as to be an object of contemplation to be taken in the hand and looked at from all sides. It is both jewellery and an artefact conceived and made by one person for the enjoyment by another person.”
Daniel Kruger

Necklace, 2006

Brooch, 2009, back site

Brooch, 2009, front

utorok, 5. októbra 2010

Ursula Guttmann

We are proud to present Ursula Guttmann as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Jeweler, textile designer from Austria. She studied at The Textile Department at the University of Art and Design in Linz. She also studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since 2000, she has had her own studio in Linz. She also worked in Amsterdam, Rome, Madrid and Rotterdam. She is inspired by organic forms, and often transfers it to her creations through the unexpected materials. www.ursulaguttmann.com

Brooch, Bi-Bi, silicone, steel, 2006

Necklace, Body extensions II; Silicone, Nylon, red gold, chain, 2005

Body piece: [x] : tension 1 - 2009 - silicone, steel Symbiosis shirt and object

Body piece [x] : tension, organic symbiosis, Performance Pixelhotel Linz, 2009; Photo: E.Grebe

Performance xtension by Ursula Guttmann in Linz, Austria in 2009.The work´s concept is a symbiosis of body objects integrated in a top

pondelok, 4. októbra 2010

Karel Vratislav Novák

We are proud to present Karel Vratislav Novák as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Karel Vratislav Novák - artist, sculptor, jeweler... Well-known Czech artist who have been a longtime Head of the Sculpture Studio, specialized in metal and jewelry, at The Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. Since 2009, he has been the head of The Metal and Jewelry Department at the University of Plzeň. His method of creating the art is very loose and it is difficult to fit it into any category. His work contains installations, kinetic objects, architecture objects, photography, jewelery etc.

instalation, retrospective exhibition of KVN, 2008

instalation, retrospective exhibition of KVN, 2008

instalation, retrospective exhibition of KVN, 2008

The Metronome, Letenské sady, Prague

nedeľa, 3. októbra 2010

Stoss im Himmel

Fellows from Vienna - Stoss im Himmel will present their behavior at the lecture on the Sperkstret 2010.

Group Stoss im Himmel was founded in 1996 when five Austrian jewelers joined their efforts and opened their studio for public. Their activities often exceed the usual jewelry borders. The lineup of the group has changed over the years. These days, the members are Birgit Wie, Caroline Ertl, Eva Tesarik and Max Grün who were the original founders. Since 2009, Viktoria Münzker and Michelle Kraemer have been a part of the group. www.stossimhimmel.net

sobota, 2. októbra 2010

Martin Papcun

We are proud to present Martin Papcun as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.



Martin Papcun - jeweler, sculptor. He studied in metal and jewelry studio at the Academy of Art, Design and Architecture in Prague. Besides his permanent work and exhibitions, he is currently studying at the Academy of fine arts in Munich under the lead of professor Otto Künzli. He utilizes sculpture and architectural approaches in his jewelry creations. www.papcun.net


" At the moment I'm working on reflection of my 'promiscuity in changing living spaces' I created models of buildings, objects and ground plans of flats and houses where I used to live....I'm working with my personal relationships with places, with my frustration from constant moving from place to place. I realize that I kept all of those places in my memory and I keep specific feelings towards each of them. I'm analyzing ground planes of flats, I'm trying to define most characteristic feature of each. I recollect memories of people, smells, specific moments..."
Martin Papcun

object 2007

object 2007

object 2007


"Untitled" instalation, SPACES gallery,Cleveland USA

Leo Caballero

We are proud to present Leo Caballero as a first confirmed lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Leo Caballero is founder and publisher of most important contemporary online jewelry portal Klimt02. He studied jewelry and design at Escola Elisava in Barcelona. Since 2001, he has run Klimt02 together with his colleague Amador Bertomeu. Since 2007, they have also opened real gallery of contemporary jewel Klimt in Barcelona. www.klimt02.net




Leo Cabellero(left) and Amador Bertomeu



portal Klimt02



on line gallery Klimt02



on line gallery Klimt02

piatok, 1. októbra 2010

Kata Kissoczy

We are proud to present “Czechoslovak” artist Kata Kissoczy as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Her works are crossover between various visual art fields, such as: design, sculpture, installations, stenography etc. Since 1984, she has run her own studio Artpuzzle in Prague. She is organizer of sculpture/ jewellery symposium Hommage in Bratislava as well.

Felix Urs Stüssi

We are proud to present Felix Urs Stüssi as a lecturer for ŠPERKSTRET conference 2010.

Jeweler, anthropologist, organiser Felix Urs Stüssi, studied jewelry and ornamental design at Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim in Germany. He also studied cultural Anthropology at the University of Heidelberg and University of Freiburg. He took part in extensive travels in Africa. He organizes the annual summer workshops and the Annual International Symposium for Ornament makers in Switzerland. www.stuessi.de