In occasione della mostra Gioielli in Fermento – Master Collection 2017 allestita dal 7 al 17 maggio 2017 alla Vigna delle Arti di Torre Fornello, abbiamo il piacere di proporre nuovi approfondimenti rivolti ad autori e designer del gioiello contemporaneo
Referring to the exhibit Gioielli in Fermento – Master Collection 2017 #FermentingJewelry set up at Torre Fornello (Italy) on May 7-17 . 2017, we are pleased to present a program of seminars open to studio jewelers and designers:
Re-writing your own script | I – II
Torre Fornello, prima sessione – date a richiesta – AGOSTO
Torre Fornello, seconda sessione 18-19 AGOSTO
seminario full immersion – 2 giorni – dalle ore 10 alle 18
i seminari si terranno esclusivamente in inglese, per favorire la migliore interazione in un gruppo di provenienza internazionale | To facilitate international attendants’ interaction, the seminars will be exclusively in English
Re-writing your own script | I – II
2 days full immersion seminars – from 10 am to 5 pm
detailed program and B&B solutions available – optional extra day booking in Milan
Re-writing your own script AUGUST 2017 >>> dates on request
FIRST SESSION : open to emerging and established studio jewelers, attending CK’s seminar for the first time
One of the most current issues for artists working in the field of contemporary jewelry, is the analysis of the effectiveness of their own work, to question themselves, trying to find their own way and to make their work unique. This full immersion 2-days seminar will let You focus on Your inner and deepest motivations.
Re-writing your own script II AUGUST 2017 18-19 full day
ADVANCED SESSION : suggested to professionals who wish to go deeper re-writing their own script
For the last couple of years a group of artists and designers from Italy and abroad already joined Charon Kransen’s seminars focused on investigating their own evolution and professional maturation.
It seemed as everything was just started, a brain-storming that had to be put on balance with the following working experience, day by day. So what we can expect after another intense season? Here is the introduction by C.Kransen:
I do not deny that for a lot of people times are very hard and also for artists. It forces you to think ” what now ” and that very thought opens up so many possibilities, possibilities you never thought or had to think about before. So much is about re-writing your script, your dreams, your passion, your options, your talent, your message. Everybody can make money, inventing toilet paper or paperclips, but that is all about money, not about doing what you really want to do. And if you don’t know what you want to do, because you are so occupied what others want you to do, or expect you to do, you can never be free and your talent can never blossom.
Everybody has a specific story and history and many of these stories have limited us and we don’t even know. In our heads it is all very murky and often we have not developed the clarity as to why we do what we do, simply because we don’t know what the barriers are within us who keep us small. Maybe this is a time to re-visit some of those issues and go deeper and really understand as to why we have to make changes.
In the second seminar we will also critique the work of the participants, meaning, how do we implement what we learned into our work now.
Do we understand the barriers and what have we been able to change in our work, all in terms of what is it what we want to convey in our work. Convey as in ” what is it what we want to express “.
If we do not develop tools to improve the clarity of this question, how can we ever be clear in our work?
– what is the work really all about ?
– what is ( if there is ) the connection with the work and who you are ? can we understand and establish this connection?
The seminar will also include a section about learning to talk about your work. In previous seminars elsewhere I have noticed how hard it is for people to really talk about their own work and I think it is really important to learn how to do that much better. It is a good tool to develop in presenting your work.
Charon Kransen is a trained jewelry artist, educated in Norway, Germany and Israel. Originally from Holland. For many years he was professor at the University Art Department Jewelry and Product Design in Utrecht and also taught at an Art College in Amersfoort where was running the jewelry and enameling department. This was both in Holland. For a number of years he was president of the Dutch Jewelry Designers Organization. Since about 27 years he is residing in New York where he runs the Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, specializing in international contemporary jewelry. He represents about 125 jewelry artists from all over the world and has shown their work at some of the major art fairs in the USA for the past 25 years. Besides this he lectures worldwide about contemporary jewelry and also teaches seminars all over the world to students and professionals in the field. CKArts is also the official bookshop for SNAG and during SNAG conventions and supplies all texts about contemporary jewelry all over US. Charon Kransen Arts received the 2015 U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) New York Award for Books category.
Re-writing your own script
FIRST SESSION – AUGUST 2017 >>> dates on request
ADVANCED SESSION – AUGUST 2017 18-19 full day
Torre Fornello, Italy
full immersion seminars – 2 days – from 10 am to 6 pm
To facilitate international attendants’ interaction, the seminars will be exclusively in English
the fees cover also a light lunch prepared daily
detailed program and B&B solutions soon available
optional extra day booking in Milan
Deadline to submit : July 15th 2017
the seminar will be activated with at least 10 applications
seminari full immersion – i seminari si terranno esclusivamente in inglese, per favorire la migliore interazione in un gruppo di provenienza internazionale
a Torre Fornello, Ziano Piacentino Italy
quota di partecipazione : scarica qui il pdf INFO Charon Kransen 2017 seminars part I-II
quota ridotta per i designer GiF#Gallery – sarà presto disponibile il programma dettagliato e soluzioni per il pernottamento in zona
adesioni entro il 15 luglio 2017
il seminario verrà attivato al raggiungimento di almeno 10 partecipanti
Re-writing your own script
Uno dei temi più attuali per chi opera nell’ambito del gioiello contemporaneo di ricerca è quello di porsi il problema dell’efficacia del proprio lavoro, mettersi in discussione, cercare “un sé stesso” che renda unico il proprio lavoro.
Diversi artisti e designer hanno già preso parte ai seminari di Charon Kransen in Italia sperimentando come mettere a fuoco il proprio percorso e indagare la propria maturazione professionale. Per alcuni è stato un punto di partenza o un momento di riflessione, per concentrarsi sulla ricerca di un equilibrio da mettere in pratica, ognuno nella propria esperienza sul campo, giorno dopo giorno.
Charon Kransen é nato in Olanda dove si è formato come jewelry artist, nel suo paese d’origine e in Norvegia, Germania, Israele. E’ stato per molti anni docente all’Università di Utrecht – Art Department – Jewelry and Product Design, all’ Art College di Amersfoort, è stato Presidente della Dutch Jewelry Design Organization e da 27 anni risiede a New York dove dirige la Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, occupandosi di gioiello contemporaneo internazionale. Lì rappresenta circa 125 autori da ogni parte del mondo e negli ultimi 25 anni ha portato il loro lavoro in tutte le maggiori fiere d’arte negli Stati Uniti. Oltre a questa attività, tiene conferenze e seminari in tutto il mondo, rivolti a studenti e professionisti del mondo del gioiello contemporaneo.
Si occupa di distribuire negli US tutti i testi sull’argomento ed è bookshop ufficiale della convention SNAG. Alla Charon Kransen Arts/Books è stato recentemente conferito il premio U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) New York Award 2015, categoria libri.