Jewelry as a social tool
3-Days workshop with Vivi Touloumidi
February 16-18 2024
Duration: 21 hours
Can jewelry communicate contemporary concerns about the society we are living in, the adversities we are being faced with, as well as our desires for a better world?
Is a wearable item so small and trivial to bring to the forefront ideas of this sort, or, can it become a very effective communication tool as it also experiences the same daily life and circumstances with the body carrying it in public life?
Which are the methodology tools for someone to attribute this dimension to the body? To expose and be exposed through works that pose questions and serve as a spark for discussion and open up new worlds where one can exist in a different way?
During this three-day intensive seminar, we will analyse jewelry from a sociopolitical standpoint, discuss historic examples and modern practices of art research in order to create new work according to the theme selected by each participant in particular. At the same time, we will talk about the role of art work today and make an introduction in theoretical, easily comprehensible texts that will be used as tools for further analysis and creation.
Instructor: Vivi Touloumidi | www.vivitouloumidi.com
Workshop duration : 21 hours | February 16-18, 2024
Schedule: Friday 16/2 11.00-15.00 & 16.00-19.00
Saturday 17/2 11.00-15.00 & 16.00-19.00
Sunday 18/2 11.00-15.00 & 16.00-19.00
Number of participants: 6-12 people
Participation cost: 340 € + 24% VAT
Vivi Touloumidi is a contextual artist, researcher and a craftswoman trained in contemporary craft and jewellery. She is lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and a co-curator of the artistic research seminar METHOD/ART. Vivi was born and studied in Athens, Greece, before continuing her education in Germany and Canada. She holds an MFA in the Crafts from Konstfack University in Stockholm and is currently conducting a PhD in the Arts at ARIA and University Antwerp.
The subject of her doctoral degree is the use of a wearable item under a sociopolitical perspective and the analysis of this art form in terms of its contribution to the contemporary concerns of society nowadays. Her work has been presented in exhibitions worldwide and belongs, among others, to the collections of the Pforzheim Jewelry Museum in Germany and MΑRZEE Gallery in the Netherlands.