Authors: Robert Baines /AU/, Michael Becker /DE/, Monika Brugger /FR/, Kim Buck /DK/, Patricia Domingues /PT/, Sławomir Fijałkowski /PL/, Christiane Förster /DE/, Bernard François /BE/, Warwick Freeman /NZ/, Karl Fritsch /DE/, Sara Gackowska /PL/, Andi Gut /CH/, Marta Hryc /PL/, Paweł Kaczyński /PL/, Sabine Klarner /DE/, Annelies Planteijdt /NL/, Pavol Prekop /SK/, Ramon Puig Cuyàs /ES/, Wolfgang Rahs /AT/, Tabea Reulecke /DE/, Carme Roher /ES/, Ingrid Römmich-Werner /DE/, Dana Saechuga /IL/, Gisbert Stach /DE/, Andrzej Szadkowski /PL/, Shana Teugels /BE/, Nelly van Oost /BE/, Tanel Veenre /EE/, Manuel Vilhena /PT/, Lisa Walker /NZ/, Petra Zimmermann /AT/
Curators: Sławomir Fijałkowski, Wim Vandekerckhove
Opening speach: Pavol Prekop
Opening: September 20th 2018 at 6pm
Exhibitions duration: 21. 9. – 30. 9. 2018
Exhibitions size: Small
The exhibition title Amber Road corresponds to the theme of the second edition of the Gdańsk Baltic Amber Biennale held in 2017, curated by Sławomir Fijałkowski and Wim Vandekerckhove. The metaphor of the amber road connecting the Roman Empire with the Baltic Sea coast is reflected in the objects and jewellery pieces of thirty-one selected art jewellers working with the fascinating material of amber. Ancient civilisations appreciated the quality of this material frequently used in goldsmithing, and dubbed the Gold of the North. The exhibition shows the current trends in the research of fossilised resin of coniferous trees in the areas of palaeontology, biology, cultural history, art, craft and design and newly popularises amber through the works of artists producing contemporary jewellery.
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council