1 MAY - 6 JUNE 2019
Remains of the Feast by Assamblage showcased at Legnica Jewelry Festival 2019
"Remains of the feast" is an interactive installation signed by Assamblage Association where contemporary jewelry and new media become mirrors of a consumer and waste society. The topic of the project is the legend of King Midas, whose desire to turn everything he touches into gold dooms him. This is perhaps one of the most representative metaphors for contemporary society. Restoring Midas's mythical table, in a lush, golden setting, we discover what we leave behind a "feast" where we have exhausted all our resources.
In a time when fast-fashion has become the world's second polluting industry after the oil companies, when we spend more money on diets than it would be necessary to feed the entire starving population of the planet and the extinction rate of some species of plants and animals due to human actions exceeds historical records, the exhibition raises questions about responsibility and action.
“Remains of the feast” will be presented as part of Legnica Jewelry Festival between the 1st of May and 6th of June at the Gallery Niello in Legnica.
Exhibition signed by: Assamblage Association
Curator: David Sandu
Architect: Alexandra Hoinarescu
Photography and multimedia: Mediaholic Studio
Display design: Vera Davidescu
Exhibiting designers: Andreia Gabriela Popescu, Arina Nitulescu, Anayd Blu by Diana Tobosaru, Cleopatra Cosulet, Temper by Diana Vasile, Gabriel Popa, Gena Tudor, Mihaela Caravan, Miruna Belicovici, Teodora Rus, Mihaela Ciocalteu and Razvan Popa.
About the festival
For more than thirty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has specialised in promoting contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. We have been organising individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publishing exhibition catalogues, organising conferences and symposia, as well as fashion and jewellery shows, competitions and fairs. The most important event we organize is Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER. Every year we present individual and collective exhibitions as part of the festival, including:
LEGNICA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY COMPETITION The competition dates back to 1979 and every year it has a different topic. The competition is open and addressed to all artists, whose task is to present their work on a given topic – every year a different one – including an original artistic idea and representing a high level of artistry and technical skills. What is favoured is the concept, value and meaning of an artistic expression. Works entered for the competition are assessed by an international jury, on which over fifty outstanding goldsmithing artists and theoreticians have sat so far. What is characteristic of the competition is the fact that the winners of the first three prizes receive – according to a long-standing tradition – silver pellets and cash prizes.
The Gallery of Art in Legnica
Part of /
Legnica Jewelry Festival 2019
1 May - 6 June 2019