objects -- silver -- jewellery -- assignments -- public space


Tijdens de World Press Photo tentoonstelling van 18 november tot 8 december 2017 toont Eelco Veenman zijn installatie VIEWFINDERS in de Spiegelzaal van Willem Twee kunstruimte.

Eelco ontdeed een reeks fotocamera’s zorgvuldig van al hun functie en uiterlijke kenmerken, wat over blijft zijn ‘beeldresiduen’ van ooit handige producten. Genihiliseerde voorwerpen in een uitgeholde wereld.

Zijn het camera’s die uitgevreten zijn door alle ellende die ze gefotografeerd hebben, die het rampgebied niet of ternauwernood overleefd hebben?
Of is het juist een opstelling zoals je die nu ook zou kunnen vinden in de fotowinkel, de allerlaatste superhightech modellen?


Hollow Camera, detail, 2017
onderdeel van 'Viewfinders'


Hollow Camera 2, 2017
onderdeel van 'Viewfinders'

18th Silver Triennial

The German Goldsmiths’ House in Hanau is presenting the exhibition 18th Silver Triennial. The Silver Triennial is one of the most important international competitions in the area of silversmithing and metal design. This year 138 artists from 24 nations participated in the main and youth competitions. The jury selected seven works as prizewinners and 77 objects by 65 artists for the exhibition. The exhibition pieces, some consisting of multiple parts, cover a broad spectrum of forms and impressively reflect the current trends in the silversmith scene.

In the Main Competition, the first prize was awarded to Eelco Veenman from ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands,
whose object, The Utah teapot, dented/distorted (silver is a virtual material), convinced the jury.

The second prize went to David Bielander from Munich, the third prize to Ludwig Menzel from Berlin.


The Utah Teapot, dented/distorted (silver is a virtual material) 935/000 zilver, totally PUK welded, 26 x 16 x 13 cm, 2016
Awarded first prize in the main competition of the 18th Silver Triennial, the Ebbe Weiss-Weingart Prize

Jury statement: The sculptural quality of the object The Utah Teapot is impressive. The classic form of the teapot has been skillfully altered through breaking it down into facets, while its function as a pot has been convincingly nullified: the lid cannot be opened, the pot has no bottom, and the spout is closed. Through the use of a 3-D computer model of The Utah Teapot from 1975, an exciting
further development of the application of digital media has been achieved. The execution took advantage of the PUK welding technique for the decoration of the object; the surface is confident in its sensitivity and elegance. More info...

The Silver Triennial has been organized by the Association for Goldsmiths’ Art in cooperation with the City of Hanau every three years since 1968. It invites established artists as well as artists of the following generation to submit their ideas on functional hollow- and flatware and function-free objects.
At first it was limited to the European countries; but since 1992, it has been aimed at artists from across the globe.

The monetary prizes for the 18th Silver Triennial, with a total of 19,500 euros were donated by the Salem artist Ebbe
Weiss-Weingart, the Lion’s Club of Hanau, as well as the firms Robbe & Berking, Flensburg, and Heimerle + Meule, Pforzheim.

This year, the members of the jury were Paul Derrez, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam; Dr. Wolfgang Schepers, Director (ret.), Museum August Kestner, Hannover; and Bruno Sievering-Tornow, master silver- and goldsmith and instructor at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie, Hanau.

A bilingual catalog (German/English) by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, will accompany the exhibition. This publication has 200 pages and 100 color illustrations.

nov 6 2016 - jan 12: Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau
Jan. 26 - Apr. 9, 2017: Museum voor Edelsmeedkunst, Juwelen en Diamant, Antwerp
Apr. 23 - July 2, 2017: Silberwarenmuseum Ott-Pausersche Fabrik, Schwäbisch Gmünd
July 23 - Oct. 1, 2017: Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre, Flensburg
Oct. 29 - Jan. 21, 2018: Museum Zons, Dormagen

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