Higlander Clasp Exhibition in WW Gallery (2013), curated by Przemyslaw Wanczyk. The exhibition was included in The International Festival of Mountain Folklore in Zakopane.
The clasp is one of the most important symbols of the highlander tradition. A strongly personal item, embelleshed with age-old intricate symbols, an adornment with ability to empower and safeguard wearers, is treated as a talisman, almost a magic object. Even nowadays the highlander clasp worn at the center of the chest transmits to the owner the force of the symbols and the power of precious metals. This ancient and universal dimension of jewellery addresses our essential vulnerability and attempts to overcome fear and uncertainty through wearable ornament. Jewellery in this context becomes a necessity, not an accessory.
Artists: Mieczysław Buńda, Bartłomiej Kolbusz, Janusz Konieczny, Marian Kuchta, Bogdan Stachoń, Adam Wojtanek, Paweł Gracjasz, Michał Gąsienica – Szostak, Bartosz Klamerus, Mieczysław Król – Łęgowski, Maciek Krupa, Maciek Gąsienica – Makowski, Władysław Gąsienica – Makowski, Katarzyna Sławińska – Marduła, Przemyslaw Wanczyk, Józef Marduła Ś.p, Jan Przeklasa, Władysław Skubisz, Andrzej Bukowski, Stanisław Skubisz