September 2023, Half 2
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WIN $7,500 AND AN EXHIBITION IN MUNICH!
AJF’s Younger Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, and advances the careers of rising artists. Artists aged 35 and beneath could apply for this worldwide prize in up to date artwork jewellery, which incorporates US$7,500 for the winner, in addition to an exhibition throughout Schmuck, in March 2024, for the winner and 4 finalists, who will every obtain $1,000. Purposes accepted by way of November 6, 2023. Info.
- AJF Reside with Sulo Bee, October 4, 2023. Register here.
- AJF Reside with Khanya Mthethwa. The winner of the Susan Beech Mid-Profession Grant will likely be our visitor on October 25, 2023. Register here.
- AJF Reside Goes to South Africa, November 1, 2023. Register here.
From trunk reveals to jewellery weeks, auctions, lectures, symposia, and all the pieces in between. See the listing here.
FEEL LIKE SEEING A JEWELRY SHOW?
Discover these reveals and lots of, many extra on our dedicated exhibition page:
- A Moth Climbed over Her Finger—A Collaboration: Lisa Walker and Mielle Harvey, at Platina by way of September 23
- Silvie Altschuler & Coco Sung, at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h by way of September 25
- Seize Bag, at Baltimore Jewelry Center by way of September 29
- Helena Sandström, at Four by way of September 30
- Craig McIntosh and Fabrice Schaefer, each at Gallery Funaki by way of September 30
- Jamie Bennett: Ten Thousand Hours, at Sienna Patti by way of October 8
- Guide for Small Repairs: Jorge Castañón, at Jewelers’Werk September 23–October 13
- Esther Knobel & Vered Kaminski: Networks, Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ, September 23–October 21
- Story Hunters: Jana Machatovà & Peter Machata, at Thereza Pedrosa Gallery by way of October 22
- Ute Decker & Christophe Tissot: Changement D’échelle/A Query Of Scale, as a part of Paris’s Parcours Bijoux, at Galerie Cipango October 3–29
- Ring Redux, at New Orleans Artwork Museum by way of February 4, 2024
HEAR KRISTIN BEELER ON THE JEWELRY JOURNEY
The podcast touches on diverse matters together with why Beeler thinks metalsmithing and jewellery attracts individuals who like a problem, how creating jewellery might be like creating an opera, and what younger jewellery artists can be taught by getting into aggressive exhibitions. Listen here.
CALL FOR ENTRY—STORYTELLERS
This exhibition at Ombré Gallery will focus not solely on the jewellery, however the artists’ tales behind the work—revealing a reminiscence, a fact, or one thing imaginary. The magic of storytelling has existed throughout cultures relationship again over 30,000 years. In the present day, artists proceed to share storytelling traditions, however have added trendy strategies equivalent to social media, images, efficiency, and videography to activate and showcase varied types of artwork and craft. Deadline: October 1, 2023. Info.
THE BALTIMORE JEWELRY CENTER SEEKS EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
Proposals, that are for BJC’s 2024/25 gallery schedule, aren’t restricted to jewellery, and would possibly embody thematic exhibitions or exhibitions showcasing an artist or group of artists. BJC is searching for exhibitions that discover the gallery setting in an sudden method, search to position jewellery and craft inside a bigger context, and increase connections in the neighborhood at giant. The BJC’s purpose is to reveal distinctive curatorial viewpoints, expose its viewers to contemporary and rising makers and concepts, and current artwork jewellery and metalsmithing in a broader artwork context. The establishment is very excited to see proposals that create a various and inclusive gallery area with a view to elevate underrepresented voices. Deadline: October 20, 2023. Info.
REVERSO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH THE ROCK AND BEAD SHOW
Galeria Reverso, in Lisbon, invitations you to have fun its twenty fifth anniversary with the duo-solo exhibition, The Rock and Bead Present, which highlights the inventive works of Caroline Broadhead and Lin Cheung. September 25–November 24, 2023. Info.
DEMITRA THOMLOUDIS TO TEACH WORKSHOP OCTOBER 18, 2023
Discover ways to switch laser-printed photographs to metallic surfaces. This method will also be used on a number of different supplies, together with wooden and plastics. Afterwards, you’ll speak store and talk about hacks and greatest practices. Data and tickets here.
ROBERT SMIT TO GET LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
On September 14, 2024, Smit will obtain the Archeometra Lifetime Achievement Award through the opening of the second version of the Orizzonti d’Autore biennial in Asolo, Italy. To additional honor Smit’s profession of greater than 5 a long time, town’s civic museum will host a retrospective of his work September 14, 2024–January 6, 2025.
WORD OF MOUTH: A GRILLZ DISCUSSION WITH RICH GRILLZ AND PEGGY PORTALS: SEPTEMBER 28
Baltimore-based jeweler, metalsmith, and cultural producer Tracey Beale will information attendees by way of a dialog with Peggy Portals, of Frequent Ceremony Provide, and Orion Wealthy, of Wealthy Grillz, in regards to the tradition of grillz, their particular person paths to turning into grillz artisans and enterprise homeowners, whereas additionally diving into the intricate processes and practices they use of their work. Free. Info.
JEWELRY STANDS OUT AT JOHANNESBURG’S HANDMADE CONTEMPORARY FAIR
Although Africa is residence to a lot of the world’s gold and gem stones, jewellery artists as a substitute went with imaginative materials decisions, celebrating and in some situations contemporizing conventional craftsmanship. More.
THE FRENCH FIND PERMANENT JEWELRY TRÉS COOL
“Clients like the concept of getting a second-skin bracelet, which might be forgotten for its lightness, however remembered for its uniqueness,” acknowledged Nawal Laoui, the founder and proprietor of Persée. Says NYCJW’s JB Jones: “I didn’t foresee the development would turn into a staple of a jewellery wardrobe in 2023, nevertheless it has.” More. Need yours however can’t get to Paris? Pistachios, in Chicago, sells and solders on everlasting jewellery.
PULL YOUR OWN DIAMOND HEIST
Go to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam to expertise the establishment’s new Laser Room. In an escape room-like setting, you stroll right into a darkish room. On the opposite facet of it’s the largest diamond ever. Lasers activate and the room fills with smoke. Your mission? Steal the stone! Maneuver acrobatically alongside the laser beams with a view to nab it. For those who hit a laser beam, an alarm goes off. Do you’ve gotten the ability? Info.
FRIENDSHIP JEWELRY AMONG MUSIC FANS
The change of friendship bracelets at Taylor Swift’s Period tour has been the speak of the summer season. More. Just like the pin swaps amongst artwork jewelers, it’s a good way for followers and celebrities to attach and kind a group. However why the plastic beads? Why not the extra sustainable and expert woven friendship bracelets from summer season camp?
FRIENDSHIP JEWELRY AMONG BALL PLAYERS
Swifties aren’t the one folks utilizing jewellery to construct group. The Philadelphia Phillies’s Jose Alvarado began making necklaces when he was on the injured listing. He’s made customized bead necklaces for the crew, which they put on through the video games. More.
TOYS AS INSPIRATION FOR JEWELRY
The New York Occasions quoted Bella Neyman on the historical past of toy-inspired jewellery. She cited the up to date studio jewelers emiko oye, Margaux Lange, and Lisa Walker as pioneers within the class. More.
After record-breaking gross sales, Christies has cancelled the ultimate public sale of Heidi Horten’s jewellery after criticism for its Nazi ties. More.
JEWELRY MADE FROM PHONES
This isn’t about Lisa Walker’s necklace. The UK Royal Mint has developed new methods to extract valuable metals from outdated know-how and has constructed a reprocessing plant to show it into jewellery. The event is thrilling however the jewellery, ho-hum. More.
NEW JEWELRY FAIR SCHEDULED FOR 2024
The organizer of ArtVendôme says an absence of reveals which might be open to the general public prompted him to plan the occasion in Paris. “The concept in regards to the truthful, for me, is a little bit bit like a Frieze” artwork truthful, Richard Steeve Giraud mentioned, providing a variety of types and costs for individuals who could not know whether or not, or why, they like jewellery. He additionally hopes it is going to draw younger shoppers to jewellery in a lot the identical method that Artwork Basel has drawn them to the artwork world. More.
SYMPOSIUM: OCTOBER 7–8, 2023
BJC Focus is a free, annual symposium that options shows, workshops, and demonstrations all centered round a selected theme. This 12 months’s two-day occasion will discover the complexities of place: how artists and makers make the most of each the direct artifacts of places and areas, in addition to reminiscence and creativeness, to encourage and affect their work. It’s going to characteristic audio system whose work makes use of particular references to position, together with: Demitra Thomloudis, Christina P. Day, Khanya Mthethwa, and Liesbet Bussche. The symposium may even characteristic a day of free workshops and demonstrations associated to this 12 months’s theme of place.
SNAG’S TIDES & WAVES SYMPOSIUM: SEPTEMBER 29–30, 2023
This symposium sequence explores the deep and continuous circulation of worldwide concepts in up to date jewellery and metalsmithing. The 2-day participatory digital occasion—targeted on West Africa—will likely be full of audio system, demonstrations, break-out discussions, sensible ideas, socializing, and extra. Recordings accessible with registration. Info.
CALL FOR ENTRY—BALTIMORE JEWELRY CENTER
Picture and artifact have the power to move us to locations of reminiscence and creativeness. Distinct detritus speaks of a selected place, whereas concrete and rebar define acquainted landscapes that represent greater than mere structure. Our private maps of areas outline greater than the bodily territory of nation, identification, or reminiscence. For this 12 months’s group problem, we invite artists to create jewellery or private objects that evoke a way of place. How artists select to interpret place could also be political, private, or related to reminiscence and creativeness. Deadline: October 27, 2023. Info.
GRANT—CENTER FOR CRAFT
The Craft Analysis Fund Undertaking Grant grants as much as $15,000 awarded to assist initiatives that encourage, increase, and assist scholarly craft analysis in the USA. Deadline: October 5, 2023. Info.
BOOK—LA RÉSISTANCE DES BIJOUX: CONTRE LES GÉOGRAPHIES COLONIALES
The Resistance of Jewellery: In opposition to Colonial Geographies, by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, in French. On her father’s demise, Azoulay found he wasn’t a naturalized French Israeli, as he claimed, however an Algerian Jew from Oran, descended from generations of jewelers. In two autobiographical tales, the creator deploys her household’s historical past in fragments to attract a parallel between French colonialism in Algeria and Zionist colonialism in Palestine. She captures continuities in these imperial enterprises, together with the denial of Maghrebi identification of Jews of North Africa and the methodical destruction of the secular entanglement of the Jewish, Arab, and Berber worlds. Info.
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