1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial

1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial

COLD SWEAT, the title of the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, invites us to reflect on BODY, FEAR and PROTECTION in a programme that includes exhibitions projects, talks, meetings and masterclasses. The current pandemic forces us rethink our modus operandi, and the fear and uncertainty it has caused led us to choose a remarkable aspect in the history of jewellery – physical and spiritual protection – as the Biennial’s theme, and what it means in the 21st century as a subject to discuss.

The Biennial’s which is scheduled to run primarily from 16–19 September 2021with one main show opening in July and more events running until 20 November—prime aims are to encourage research into the history of jewellery by making bridges and connections with other subjects, to foster contemporary jewellery by creating new settings for exhibitions and to promote meetings and interchanges between researchers, curators, artists and students, between themselves and with the Portuguese and an international public. The Biennial also wants to urge us to ponder over the complex moment we are all going through and stress the importance of art in life and all our daily lives.


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Below are some of the events featured:

Ruudt Peters exhibition entitled AS ABOVE, SO BELOW



Talk entitled BODY, between Liesbeth den Besten, Ana Paula de Campos and Bárbara Coutinho, Moderator: João Paulo Queiroz




Masterclass entiteld FEAR with Christoph Zellweger



Masterclass entitled PROTECTION with Caroline Broadhead



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