MASieraad Graduation Show 🎓
MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam is a private initiative by Gijs Bakker, Ruudt Peters, Ted Noten and Liesbeth den Besten.
Its aim is to provide an alternative to higher jewellery education in the Netherlands and internationally. After an initial successful start at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, with the two-year Temporary Master Challenging Jewellery (2018-2020), MASieraad partnered with PXL-MAD in Hasselt.
Since September 2021, MASieraad students have been working at the well-equipped brand-new campus in Hasselt, where they have access to many techniques, including 3d printing, laser cutting, textiles, glass, ceramics, film and printing techniques, as well as PXL-MAD's expertise in jewellery, techniques and gemology. In addition, students benefit from the extensive network of the MASieraad teaching team.
We question the small object; whether it wants to be small, whether it wants to be worn, whether it may be applied or whether it prefers to be viewed?
The path to a piece of jewellery is never obvious, just like the path to a product or a work of art. It can get there, or somewhere else, by questioning it.
MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam invites you to the MASieraad Graduation exhibition at Looiersgracht 60, a non-profit exhibition space and centre for art in Amsterdam.
9 talented students from all corners of the world, from Eastern Europe and Israel to Asia, the United States, South America and Australia, will present graduation work that includes objects, installations and performance in addition to jewellery. Their diverse backgrounds and identities led to a creative melting pot in which fascinating ideas and concepts were explored. Questioning and exploring one's own identity is a reality for many of the students, but geopolitical and ecological issues also play a role in their work. While the relationship with the body and the human being is central to the work of all.
For Ana Escobar Saadreva, the Colombian student who ended up in Dubai after many wanderings and followed part of the program online, her identity is both porous and a daily reality. Identity, identification and representation are reflected in, among other things, poetic hand-carved stone objects inspired by data storage containers.
With her missing No 9, Yifan Zhang wants to activate visitors to participate in her project in which the concept of participation is used in a non-coercive way. In her poster, she connects all 9 participants, for which she uses elements from their projects. Visitors can further extend the exhibition by taking stickers from the poster, sticking them on their clothes and taking them out into the world.
Laila Marie Costa has made her neurodiversity and irrepressible collectiveness the subject of a project that focuses on jewellery, movement, sound and interaction with the body. The hoard, found, cleaned and sorted, became the subject of her work. Her bizarre jewellery and costumes appear to have been picked up straight off the street but, thanks to a continuous process of watching, testing and adapting, turn out to fit the body seamlessly. They generate sound and thus new stories.
Festive inauguration: Thursday June 15, 7 – 10 PM
Open Friday June 17 till Sunday 18 June 2023, from 12 – 8PM
Adress: Looiersgracht 60, 1016 VT Amsterdam