An event entirely dedicated to jewellery
As a major international event, Parcours Bijoux presents artists and researchers from numerous countries, for a festival showcasing exhibitions, performances, and conferences. In a vast panorama, galleries, museums, institutions and public spaces will display a multifaceted creativity that places jewellery simultaneously in a social, anthropological and aesthetic context, at the very heart of the interdisciplinarity so typical of today’s art world.
This event, organized by the association D’un bijou à l’autre, stands for an open and generous approach to an organic practice nurtured by a huge diversity of works and techniques. This jewellery is a complex world in itself, lying somewhere between contemporary art, craftsmanship, fashion, applied art and design, without disowning its family-at-large : adornment, nor its topics : the object and the body. And the avant-garde sometimes even frees itself of both these aspects, and of materials and techniques as well.
Parcours Bijoux aims to create loyalty in a community of enlightened amateurs and knowledgeable collectors, attract new audiences and inspire vocations. It sets the stage for a dialogue between various media and cultures, and contributes to the development of theoretical thinking by bringing together sociologists, anthropologists, and historians.Each time, private and institutional partners have elected to support this multiple and multifaceted event. In effect, these distinguished endorsements have perpetuated the event, and will durably inscribe contemporary jewellery in the cultural landscape.
D’un bijou à l’autre association
Organiser of parcours bijoux
Created in 2011, DBAL is an association of professionals in the contemporary jewellery field as well as visual artists. It aims to support and organize different kinds of public events dealing with jewellery, such as exhibitions, seminaries, conferences and publications.
The members of this association are professional jewellers and representatives of french contemporary jewellery groups like Corpus, La Garantie, Précieux Passages, all of them committed to promoting contemporary jewellery, some of them for many years already.
In order to highlight contemporary jewellery within today’s jewellery scene, the association DBAL launches in 2011 an international call for entries to create, in partnership with Ateliers d’Art de France, the Circuits Bijoux. The event took place in paris from September 2013 until March 2014.
The ensuing success of the event has led the association to organize Parcours Bijoux in 2017, and again in 2020 when a new Parcours comes to perpetuate the triennial in paris.
This major project has been dreamt, carried out, and organized pro bono by the association D’un bijou à l’autre. It has been made possible thanks to the energy, the high spirits, and the commitment of each one of its members, but also thanks to the participating jewellers, institutions and galleries, who have built or supported projects.
Dbal current team :
Stella Bierrenbach – Présidente, Céline Sylvestre – Secrétaire, Catherine Le Gal – Trésorière, Andrea Piñeros, Ana-Carolina Escobar, Brune Boyer, Caroline Volcovici, Galatée Pestre, Claire Wolfstirn, Marianne Anselin, Clémentine Despocq, Sophie Bonnet, Marion Colasse.
Friend members :
Aude Medori, Dani Soter, Jordane Somville, Laurence Verdier, Nathalie Perret, Toktam Nourkeyhani, Larissa Cluzet, Sonia Ledos, Valentine Herrenschmidt.