Found Objects | The Process

Post by on 19 May 2016

Found Objects Collection. A film by Jan Wierzejski.
Jewellery: Przemysław Wańczyk
Director / scenario: Jan Wierzejski
Pictures: Jan Wierzejski
Music: Tomasz Gumiela
Music realization: Kamil Kęska
Sound: Jan Wierzejski
Timelaps: Józek Krzeptowski
Featuring: Przemyslaw Wanczyk, Sylwia Nożyńska

We From Jedwabne ….

Post by on 19 May 2016

On July 10th, 1941, after the invasion of Poland by the German army, the residents of the small Polish town of Jedwabne, committed a heinous crime against their own people. Motivated by he anti-Semitic ideology, years of peaceful cohabitation were wiped-out in one night without any guilty feeling.

From the beginning, the history of mankind has been marked by rituals of violence. Much of what we know today about tactics and weapons of war are physically discovered in  places where the events took place (towns, cities and rural areas). Through these artifacts,  which are in fact pieces of information, historians can fill in certain empty spaces in the books of human history. Then, we tend to rely on these interpretations in order to understand our past, giving new sense to the actions of yesterday. As the only alternative, these pieces of the past become legends which create the civilization of today.

“Z Jedwabnego My …” was a project of La Basílica Galería that invites Polish jewellers to review the facts and the past and present attitudes towards the events in Jedwabne to finally develop a jewell or artifact as a reflection on the subject. For reasons intrinsic to the exhibition, the final pieces will  only be visible within the presentation space.

First show of the exhibition took place on the JOYA BARCELONA in 2014, afterward the exhibition was presented on Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.

Artists: Bogumiła i Andrzej Adamscy, Agata Bieńkowska, Karolina Bik, Dorota Cenecka, Mariusz Fatyga, Krzysztof Gińko, Andrzej Jacyszyn, Waleria Ługowska, Joanna Mirecka-Szuleta, Paweł Kaczyński, Lidia Karpacz, Anna Kamińska, Zofia i Witold Kozubscy, Anna Król, Andrzej Kupniewski, Jolanta Kupniewska, Ryszarda Paralusz-Krzesimowska i Tomasz Krzesimowski, Małgorzata Podleśna-Zdunek, Kamila Rohn, Wojciech Rygało, Andrzej Sadczuk, Andrzej Szadkowski, Rafał Szambelan, Marcin Tymiński, Przemyslaw Wanczyk.

Heart to the Sport

Post by on 17 May 2016

Heart to the Sport Exhibition in 2014 in Zakopane, Poland.

The exhibition took place in WW Gallery and was organized and curated by Przemyslaw Wanczyk. The exhibition focused on how the Heart Motive – a crucial symbol to the highlander tradition – was featured on sport awards. The exhibition featured original historical awards, medals, pins, satutettes awarded in sport activities, from the Winter Olympiads to local races in the Podhale region ranging from the mid-war period till present.

The poster of the exehibition was designed by Przemyslaw Wanczyk.

Highlander Clasp Exhibition

Post by on 16 May 2016

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