Silver Triennial at DIVA
Zilvertriennale DIVA Antwerpen - titel

Silver Triennial

DIVA

Suikerrui 17-19, Antwerp

16/02/2020 – 19/04/2020

Silver Triennial

DIVA – the museum for diamonds, jewelry and silver in Antwerp – has been organizing interesting exhibitions since the opening. At this moment it is: the Silver Triennial. What started in 1965 as a local exhibition has become the most important international competition of contemporary silver. 123 artists from 19 countries took part in this edition, the nineteenth. The setup consists of eight dinner tables worked out by scenographers Leo Aerts and Philippe Swartenbroux.

Winners

The jury awarded the first prize to the German Juliane Schölß with a group of cups made in different colors of metal and sizes. Her inspiration came from a party with friends, where they drank different drinks in a stylish bar. She experimented with thin sheets of silver that she folded into the desired shape. The ‘seam’ of the pleating is still visible and has not been eliminated.
The third prize went to Sarah Cossham, also from Germany. Her different vases are made from silver, bronze and copper. She deliberately goes against the rules of traditional silversmithing: she places gems directly in liquid gold. Some are pushed too far so that they are barely visible, but she wanted to achieve these imperfections.

Belgian silver

Belgium was represented in this edition by two silversmiths: David Huycke and Helena Schepens. Their work can also be found in the permanent collection presentation of DIVA. The object ‘Dark Moon’ by Huycke is a sphere that was hammered from a silver plate. Helena Schepens uses a special perforation technique that she has applied here on a scale called ‘Dropar’. She also gives a master class in which eight professionals can further develop their skills in this technique. For those interested there are guided tours, such as a Slow Art tour on Slow Art Day on 4 April.

Silver triennial

 

DIVA

Antwerp, Suikerrui 17-19

16/02/2020 – 19/04/2020

More information

More exhibitions in Antwerp

Congo at the Heritage Library

Congo at the Heritage Library

Congo   Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience, Nottebohmzaal Antwerp, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4 March 2020 –  November 2020 Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience Last week we were expected in the Heritage Library for an introduction to the new mini-exhibition in the...

read more
Panamarenko Tribute – hommage at Campo & Campo

Panamarenko Tribute – hommage at Campo & Campo

gallery Campo & Campo 24/01/2020 – 22/03/2020  Panamarenko Panamarenko was one of the best-known Antwerp artists. He was fascinated by flying and you can see that in his works. Years ago I visited a retrospective exhibition of him in 2005 in Brussels. It is...

read more