Brooklyn Metal Works is now accepting submissions for their 2016 juried jewelry and object exhibition.
We are looking for your talismans, amulets, shrines, charms and the like, that have been created to wear, carry, or look upon. These objects may convey a specific power, intend to protect against superstition, or commemorate.
This call is inspired by a quote from the only surviving poem by Lucretius (c. 99 – c. 55 BCE) – On the Nature of Things.
“There are no angels, demons, or ghosts. Immaterial spirits of any kind do not exist….Forget them.”
Yet it seems that despite our best efforts, we can’t. Our interest in this call lies in humankind’s perennial struggle between personal autonomy and spiritual guidance, and how these ideas manifest and inspire the fabrication of physical objects.
All cultures throughout the ages have taken abstract concepts like gods, demons, imps, and spirits and translated them into material items that are often housed in esteemed spaces. Shrines that celebrate, amulets that protect, and totems that commemorate these enduring theologies and phenomenons. Perhaps the most resilient form of piety, the belief that objects imbued with spiritual reverence might protect or reward the owner withstands the test of time, often despite our better judgment.
Deadline for submissions is August 31
Entry fee: $25
Go to the website for more information
Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Call for artists
Artistar Jewels officially opens the door to talented jewellery designers, also unveiling interesting news of the project at its fourth edition.
Artistar Jewels restarts and unveils the details of its fourth edition. It’s a very important appointment that from the 23rd to the 26th of February is showing the protagonists of the contemporary jewelry scene in the special location of Palazzo Giureconsulti at the hearth of Milan.
Artistar Jewels represents a benchmark in the contemporary jewelry scenario. The Project selects more than 200 creations, chosen according to their artistic value, the technical experimentation and the stylistic research. In so doing it serves as an international window for famous artists and as a springboard for the emerging ones.
23 – 26.02.2017
12.06 – 11.09.2016
FIRST ANTHOLOGY OF CODA’S JEWELLERY COLLECTION IN RENEWED EXHIBITION SPACE
In 2015 CODA Museum received a generous gift of € 255,000 from the BankGiro Lotterij for the renewal of the jewellery display gallery and to broaden the collection with fashion jewellery. In October of the same year the transference of the State jewellery collection took place. In recent months new display cases have been installed and lighting has been optimised. Thus, a refurbished exhibition space has been realised. CODA Museum presents the jewellery collection and the jewellery from the State collection in anthologies that will be reconstituted and revised every three months. The first anthology, on show from 12 June until 11 September, is accompanied by the presentation of Redefining Jewellery, a publication about CODA’s Jewellery collection.
CODA Museum has two collections to which artworks have been added for over 100 years: a historical collection and a collection of modern art. One of the most distinguishing components of the modern art collection is the selection of contemporary jewellery. This collection of approximately 6500 pieces has its origin in the sixties of the last century and will continue to grow in coming years through purchases, donations and legacies. It now is the largest museum collection of contemporary jewellery in the Netherlands. Due to the excellent quality of the Dutch academies many objects of Dutch makers are included. Yet, also the work of artists from other European countries, America and Asia is part of the CODA collection. The collection however focuses on the works of artists from Northern Europe.
The opening of the first anthology in the new and refurbished exhibition space will be combined with the presentation of Redefining Jewellery, a publication compiled by CODA director Carin Reinders. Redefining Jewellery focuses on the jewellery collection of CODA, it’s history, current state of affairs, development and future collection policy. Redefining Jewellery offers ample space to images of the featured objects and includes a register of all artist and an English translation.
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