sobota, 2. marca 2013




Gardens of Earth

Bety Majernikova and friends

Clubraum, Welserstraße 29-31, 81373 München
Tel. +49 152 01911151

www.3stations.de
7. -10.3.2013
Opening Thursday, March 7th, 3 pm
Fr 10 am -6 pm, Sa 10 am -6 pm, Su 10 am – 2 pm


Bety K. Majerníková was one of the most outstanding performers of the young Slovak jewelry generation that came on the scene since 2000. Her uniqueness was in her specific spontaneous art language which changed according to the topic that she worked with, the selection and processing of the materials that she used, in what she expressed through her jewelry, and also according to the way that she was able to present it to the public. Sometimes very striking, open and funny and a minute later meditative, inquiring, mysterious and fragile. She could always surprise and was able to grow. Her small intense compositions were her personal commentary about the world around, but also about herself. Her solitary pieces excelled by very delicate soft form, progressive plastic material as well as by a special transparency through which they exposed their interior. And always by a small detail that sparkles them.




Bety studied by prof. Karol Weisslechner at the University of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the Metal and Jewellery Studio. In addition, she completed study visits in the glasswork studio at the University of Sunderland (UK) and also a study of jewelry and cutting gemstones at FH Idar-Oberstein (D). After graduating, she worked as an assistant in the Metal and Jewellery Studio, and in 2007 she earned a doctorate (as the first among women jewelers) for work dealing with the origin of artwork in a global society. Bety K. Majerníková established gallery Nuée, co-organized Schmuck Wander and Šperk Stret. She was a singer in group Noisecut. She exhibited her works in Slovakia as well as abroad and holds several prices (Kruhy na vode 2005, Designblok 2008).


Kristína Hrončeková
Steffanie Klemp
Maya Nepšinská
Slavomíra Ondrušová
Lucia Pelikantová
Pavol Prekop
Ulrich Reithofer
Gisbert Stach (together with Réka Lörincz)
Rose Stach
Deganit Stern Stocken
Monica Strasser
Kristýna Španihelová
Karol Weisslechner



Supported by The Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic, Jeweller's Association AURA and Tatra Bank Foundation
 


nedeľa, 13. januára 2013

Bike Side

Bike-side
Amsterdam, Holandsko
3. - 5. 11. 2012

Cieľom projektu bola konfrontácia šiestich slovenských výtvarníkov zaoberajúcich sa tvorbou šperku na medzinárodnej scéne s inými autormi a aktuálnymi koncepciami v tomto výtvarnom médiu. Vďaka prebiehajúcemu festivalu Sieraad International Jewellery Fair (a jeho alternatívou B-side Festivalu) v dňoch 2.- 5. 11. 2012 mala naša výstava Bike-side medzinárodné publikum. Výstava Bike-side bola pre verejnosť otvorená 3.- 5. 11. 2012 a počas jej trvania ju navštívilo viac ako 150 návštevníkov. Keďže bola inštalovaná v negalerijnom priestore požičovne bicyklov, podarilo sa nám zapojiť aj publikum, ktoré bežné s touto výtvarnou disciplínou neprichádza do kontaktu. Súčasťou nášho projektu, okrem samotnej výstavy, boli aj návštevy ateliérov štyroch autorov súčasného šperku pôsobiacich v Amsterdame, ktorí nám prezentovali svoju aktuálnu tvorbu (Atelier Estela Saez Vilanova, Atelier Ted Noten, Atelier Ulrich Reithofer a Atelier Katja Prins). Návštevu ateliérov sme chápali aj ako ďalšiu možnosť propagácie a prezentáciu našej výstavy Bike-side.
 
 
Ohlasy na projekt Bike-Side boli väčšinou reakcie laického publika, ktorí boli príjemne prekvapení takouto formou intervencie vo verejnom priestore. Odborná verejnosť prijala našu inštaláciu prevažne s nadšením, ocenili najmä originalitu uvažovania o súčasnom šperku. Negatívne reakcie boli spôsobené skôr obmedzenou predstavivosťou a stereotypmi chápania šperku ako výtvarného média. Takýchto reakcii bolo len zopár a pre nás majú skôr konfrontačný význam, pretože otvárajú otázky hraníc v tomto médiu, čo je pre nás ako autorov v ďalšej tvorbe veľmi dôležité.
 

Na poli súčasného európskeho autorského šperku je mnoho tendencii v tvorbe a v myslení autorov o jeho význame, forme a funkcii. My, ako mladá slovenská generácia autorov, sme rovnako konfrontovaní s týmito otázkami a ponúkame iný, možno na západ od našich hraníc neznámy pohľad. Prezentujeme šperk ako spôsob myslenia a uvažujeme o ňom ako o sociálnej a priestorovej intervencii. Tento prístup je v Európe ojedinelý, čim sa stávame dôležitou súčasťou komplexného chápania tejto výtvarnej disciplíny. Vďaka tradícii projektu Die Slowakische Schmuckmannschaft, pomocou ktorého programovo atakujeme medzinárodnú šperkársku scénu už tretí rok, sa nám podarilo dosiahnuť, že publikum nás začína rozoznávať a cielene vyhľadáva naše prezentácie. Takáto komunikácia je veľmi dôležitá pre reflexiu našej tvorby, a je to spôsob, ako si obhájiť našu pozíciu tvorcov aj v inom ako slovenskom kontexte.
http://matejbezuch.blogspot.sk/p/projects.html

Die Slowakische Schmuckmannschaft: Slavomíra Ondrušová, Maria Nepšinská, Katarína Šipošova, Kristýna Španihelová, Pavol Prekop, Matej Bezúch

Projekt bol realizovaný vďaka finančnej podpore z Ministerstva kultúry SR.

sobota, 24. novembra 2012




Living room

Die Slowakische Schmuckmannschaft

Nowadays, thanks to the global net, we often intensifying in touch with the people at the other end of the world. We share with them our feelings, moods, and information, all through the screen. The only condition of life is such an internet connection. Through the project Living rooom we linked both worlds to create a new phenomenon and the ability to track not only exhibition projects through the net.

Living room is a concept of Big Brother phenomenon transformed into the live process of creation. Mini Artist-Residency (at Welserstr. 11, 81373 Munich) was comprised of 10 professional young artists from Slovakia. They created a collective art stage as their adaptation to Munich Schmuck 2012 context. Constantly transforming installation was running for 10 days. Public could watch the whole transformation as a live stream internet presentation, on the website: www.hotdock.sk. For the last three days of the transformation, an exhibition was opened to an audience in the Studio with forming artists.

Artists:
Andrea Ďurianová, Ján Guga, Jan Michalisko, Mária Nepšinská, Slávka Ondrušová, Hanka Polívková, Pavol Prekop, Rudolf Rusňák, Kristýna Španihelová, Tatiana Warenichová

Internet live stream on
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/munich---living-room


Organized by Jeweller's Association AURA

Project Living room was realized with the subsidy of The Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic

streda, 4. januára 2012

Guns´n´Bones

The exhibition project "Guns N' Bones" presents a dialogue of two jewellers Bety K. Majerníková and Kristýna Španihelová. In their collections they both work with women's issues intertwining at various levels beauty with suffering, symbols of the animate and the inanimate, irony and criticism. Thus, visually "pretty" and aesthetic jewellery become the carriers of serious topics.



In her critical series entitled WRAF Bety K.Majerníková reflects the omnipresent "war" of today's women with the world surrounding them. On one hand she criticizes that nowadays the society expects from women unrealistic results in many aspects. On the other hand she also aims criticism at women because they themselves put up with these unrealistic criteria and strive to comply with them. However, they often do not fight for themselves, instead, they fight against each other, against their interests, health and their own bodies. The morphology of jewellery - objects in this series originate in contours of weapons, grenades but also in hearts or flowers. Black pearls applied to perforated spots on the pieces of jewellery are a symbolic reminder of a gunshot - a bullet - an attack. They are made out of different material - hematite, marble, glass, steel and pearl-shell.

Kristýna Španihelová presents a collection of bone jewellery from the cycle Život [i.e. Life] ANIMA. In her series of jewellery Kristýna primarily deals with the growth and development of feminine nature and principle.
Anima combines in itself the deeper and rationally imperceptible mystery of life. Carl Gustav Jung dealt with the topic of Anima in his work "The Idea of Redemption in Alchemy" and the author drew her inspiration from his theories as well. Jewellery from the cycle Life ANIMA are made of bleached bones which complement the carved-out silver lace work, synthetic pearls, gold foil, pyrites, coral and beads.

Mária Nepšinská











streda, 8. júna 2011

Ateliér SML_XL

Ateliér S+M+L_XL Kov a Šperk, je jediný svojho druhu na Slovensku a patrí medzi najmladšie ateliéri na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení v Bratislave. Založil ho v roku 1990 svetoznámy slovenský šperkár Anton Cepka. Od roku 1995 ho vedie známy architekt a šperkár Karol Weisslechner.Koncepcia ateliéru je zameranú široko-spektrálne, od drobných šperkových artefaktov cez tvarovanie úžitkových predmetov, až po veľkorozmerné práce reagujúce na konkrétne architektonické priestory. Ateliér na základe tejto filozofie dostal názov S+M+L_XL /S-small, M-medium, L-large, XL-extra large/. Zámerom výuky je poskytnúť budúcim autorom šperku široké spektrum informácií, a vyvolať v nich túžbu byť tvorcom ktorý považuje za svoj cieľ snúbenie intelektu a kreatívnej remeselnej zručnosti

Metal and jewellery studio „S+M+L_XL“ is part of the Applied Arts Department of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. It is one of the youngest studios there. It was founded by worldwide known jeweller artist Anton Cepka in 1990. Since 1995 the head of this studio is architect and jeweller Karol Weisslechner. Under his leadership, the education has focused on wider scope. This includes jewellery, tableware, interior objects and other smaller or bigger-scale objects, crafted from various materials. Students are encouraged to take an innovative approach, using contemporary and traditional materials and techniques to make objects with an intellectual and emotional impact. Emphasis is also placed on the process of making as a way to continually explore and develop a concept, from original idea to finished object.

piatok, 11. marca 2011

Schmuck Wander

Schmuck Wander project moves to Munich.
We are continuing to exhibit our Schmuck Wander project.
Next stop is going to be in Munich.
You all are welcome!
opening : 17.3.2011 5pm:
18.3 – 20.3; Fr 10am – 18pm; Sa und Su 10am – 14 pm
Clubraum, Welserstr. 29a, 81373 Munich

about Schmuck Wander:

Maria Nepsinska
This dandy project came up as a crazy idea of me and my colleague Bety sitting in our favorite coffee house and having little brainstorming :). Our notion was that many people can work in tandem on one piece of jewellery. The inspiration for the Schmuck Wander project was born from our experiences from creative symposiums but we shift it into new locations by invention of traveling jewells. We started with fifteen pieces made by Slovak jewellers who thereafter posted it to some friend from abroad. The next link in the chain is another creator, so the ultimate jewell is created by two, three or four jewell makers. Finally Schmuck Wander project joined 47 authors from 11 different countries. The project was running unexpectedly. We missed few pieces bumming somewhere around the world before the termination, but we already have thirteen pieces back home. In these days just two pieces are lost but still wanted.


Jewells and objects which were created in cooperation of some number of are very interesting, but the point is that each one has its own story just as well as its own transit network. We succeed to join participants from many different countries in one astonishing mission. We hope all jewellery artist who joined our project had great fun with it and that they will be looking forward to the next round.
Each one of 15 jewells has passport to memorize its journey and its creators. Likewise catalogue conception is inspired by passport ;)
So are recent wishes are that the project will continue in the future and that there are more enthusiastic artists who would like to participating in it.
Will grow up into the respectfully …
The presentation of Schmuck Wander project took place in the Gallery Medium Bratislava, Slovakia early in December 2009


Till today we exhibited Schmuck wander in:
Galeria Medium, Bratislava , Slovakia
December 2009
Stoss im Himmel , Wien , Austria
October 2010
more:

List of participants:
Karol Weisslechner (Slovakia)
Sona Némethová Kabaňová (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)
Petr Vogel (Czech Republic)
Lucia Bartková (Slovakia)
Inga Pelzel (Germany)
Sylvia Jokelová (Slovakia)
Susanne Matsche (Austria/Germany)
Birgit Wiesinger (Austria)
Viktoria Münzker (Austria)
Mária Nepšinská (Slovakia)
Ursula Guttmann (Austria)
Ruudt Peters (Netherlands)
René Hora (Czech Republic)
Kata Kissoczy (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)
Kristýna Španihelová (Slovakia/ Czech Republic)
Pavol Prekop (Slovakia)
Deganit Stern Schocken (Israel)
Michal Oren(Israel)
Anton Cepka (Slovakia)
Vratislav Karel Novák (Czech Republic)
Lída Šikolová (Czech Republic)
Hany H. Kašičková (Slovakia)
Petr Hůza (Czech Republic)
Shino (Japan)
Ján Sajkala (Slovakia)
Gisbert Stach (Germany)
Nedda la Belge (Belgium) + Chris Le Suisse (Switzerland)
Alena Timkovičová (Slovakia)
Stefanie Klemp (Germany)
Danni Swaag (Germany)
Radka Kovačíková (Czech Republic)
Serena Holm (Sweden)
Gertrud Heinerud (Sweden)
Özay Emert (Sweden)
Blanka Cepková (Slovakia)
Rita Oliveira (Portugal)
Alexandra Lisboa (Portugal)
Bety K. Majerníková (Slovakia)
Monika Strasser (Switzerland)
Sofia Björkman (Sweden)
Jan Michalisko (Czech Republic) + Monika Hanečková (Slovakia)
Matej Bezúch (Slovakia)
Jana Machatová (Slovakia)
Lucia Gašparovičová (Slovakia)

nedeľa, 26. septembra 2010

SEGMENT

Half century of Slovak contemporary jewellery


The SEGMENT exhibition presents the selection of works by authors that have formed Slovak jewellery up to date and those, who established Slovak contemporary jewellery as a creative art in European context. This exhibition is a supporting event for international contemporary jewellery conference Sperkstret running from 20th till 22nd of October at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. www.sperkstret.blogspot.com

SEGMENT - polstoročie slovenského šperku
Výstava predstaví "výberový súčet spektra individuálnych tvorcov, autorov, ktorí sa podieľali na formovaní podoby slovenského šperku a tých, ktorí umelecký šperk etablujú ako kreatívne výtvarné médium v európskom kontexte." Výstava je sprievodným podujatím k medzinárodnej konferencii Šperk stret 2010 (20. - 22. 10. 2010), ktorú už po 4. krát organizuje Ateliér SML_XL Kov a Šperk na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení v Bratislave. www.sperkstret.blogspot.com