Athens Jewelry Week 2018

Fair  /  23 May 2018  -  30 May 2018
Published: 08.01.2018
Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Benaki Museum
Erato Kouloubi, Niki Stylianou, Anastasia Kandaraki

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Athens Jewelry Week aims through collective action, to promote Contemporary Greek Jewelry both in Greece and abroad, enhancing awareness and exchange of views, while establishing a dialogue between national and international designer/makers or entities active in the Contemporary Jewelry field. After the great success of the Second Edition, The Anticlastics group is more than happy to invite you to participate in the third edition of the event: Athens Jewelry Week.
AJW 2018 is open to Greek and International jewelry designers/makers, individual artists or art groups, schools and galleries that consider jewelry as an art form and that through their action are trying to push the boundaries, expand and enrich the field of Contemporary Jewelry. 
All events scheduled (actions, performances, seminars, lectures) will open to the public between 23rd – 30th of May 2018. Depending on their content/purpose, they may last from one day up to one month. The Central Exhibition will be hosted by Benaki Museum.

The aim of the event is to present to the wider public the specifics, diversity and artistic dimension of Contemporary Jewelry in Greece and Abroad.
In particular, it aims to:
- Inform and educate the public on issues related to Contemporary Jewelry as an art form and a means of creative expression
- Support individual artists and creative groups that are active in this particular field and
- To bring together all interested and collaborative parts/members 
(artists, galleries, collectors, museums and other institutions promoting the arts and culture etc.) through communication and networking.

Athens Jewelry Week is organised by Anticlastics.
The Anticlastics group is formed by Anastasia Kandaraki, Erato Kouloubi and Niki Stylianou . All three are active in the Contemporary Jewellery scene and follow parallel paths. Their work covers a wide range of areas in the field of creative expression: from research and design to making and teaching.
The Anticlastics group is a non-profit entity aiming, through collective action, to promote Contemporary Jewelry, both in Greece and abroad, enhancing awareness and exchange of views.
Anastasia Kandaraki
Erato Kouloubi
Niki Stylianou

AJW award
- Anticlastics will reward one of the individual artists/participants with the AJW Award. His/her work should show originality, technical quality and conceptual richness. The winner will be invited to participate for free, in the following AJW edition.
Material Quest Award - Benaki Museum Shop - “Material Quests” is a series of exhibitions aiming to highlight unique works in the fields of the applied arts and design that are of exceptional aesthetics, superb craftsmanship and particular artistic inspiration. The prize will be given to the artist, whose work we believe, better represents these qualities. He/She will be given the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the Benaki Museum’s Shop.
Alchimia Award - Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery celebrates during AJW 2018 the “Alchimia Award”, a tribute to the new faces in the world of contemporary jewellery. This award, consisting of a two-week Intensive Course at Alchimia School in Florence will be given to one of the promising artists that participate in Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Snem Yildirim. Necklace: Seven in a Row, 2016. Powder coated brass, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire), cotton.. Photo by: Snem Yildirim. From series: Kanavice Series. AJW 2017 award artist.. Snem Yildirim
Necklace: Seven in a Row, 2016
Powder coated brass, re-cycled plastic bottles (nylon wire), cotton.
Photo by: Snem Yildirim
From series: Kanavice Series
AJW 2017 award artist.
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