for the opening of the graduation exhibition of MASieraad

Friday June 14, 19:00-22:00

The exhibition opening times:

Friday June 14, starting at 12:00 – 22:00

Saturday June 15, from 12:00-19:00

Sunday. June 16, from 12:00-18:00

Asterweg 20 F1
1031 HN Amsterdam

MASieraad is taking a new direction  

In 2024, after having delivered 2 cohorts of talented international Master students at PXL-MAD in Hasselt, and 1 cohort at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, MASieraad will make a re-start based on the commitment of people involved, alumni, teachers, the board of the foundation, and others. The multi-layered history of our teaching, and the individuality of the artists and others connected with MASieraad is our base.

We don’t call it a collective, nor a community, or a platform, but we like to see it as a conceptual model, a vehicle that is moving forward, in which people can join, and which is open to initiatives and fresh ideas. The coexistence of multiple visions is central. We cherish the wish to express ourselves in jewellery or otherwise in connection with people, and drawing on our social, political and spiritual consciousness.

MASieraad aims to promote contemporary jewellery in a broad sense. We build upon the power of Dutch jewellery design and strongly believe in the innovative power of our alumni and of (jewellery) design. We can start sowing again in the plowed land that has now been created.

We envisage a flexible, nomadic future instead of depending on a fixed base. As of June 2024, when our last students have graduated, MASieraad will continue as an independent entity, aimed at promoting the education in jewellery by offering collaborations with different Dutch and international MA programs in various ways; post-graduate education and residencies are among our goals.

At the same time different types of education will be offered to open the secluded jewellery niche, to inspire and stimulate interest.

We continue with our alumni who will help shape new ideas and initiatives. They have a closer contact to the field and know what is urgent, while the senior MASieraad people, board and teachers, can offer their experience, knowledge and network. We are happy to welcome Chequita Nahar as a new member on our board.

It is a work in progress.

Please join us on our journey. You can find us on Instagram.

MASieraad 21-02-2024