Athens Jewelry Week 2018

Fair  /  Exhibiting   Curating  /  23 May 2018  -  30 May 2018
Published: 08.01.2018

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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.

Artist list

Efharis Alepedis, Ioana Ardelean, Sara Barbanti, Dania Chelminsky, TingChun Chen, Cédric Chevalley, Gabrielle Desmarais, Aggelika Diplari, Catherine Granche, Elina Honkanen, Angela Chien Chia Hou, Lily Kanellopoulou, Sofia Karyofilis, Malene Kastalje, Angelos Konstantakatos, Maria Koutmani, Seulki Lee, Camilla Luihn, Iris Elva Ólafsdóttir, Constantinos Papadoukas, Liana Pattihis, Anna Maria Pitt, Sara Shahak, Irina Siman Wundervenus, Agapi Smpokou, Dimitar Stankov, Deniz Turan, Artemis Valsamaki, Yiota Vogli, Maria Ignacia Walker Guzman, Asami Watanabe, Elli Xippa
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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

Anticlastics - Niki Stylianou, Erato Kouloubi, Anastasia Kandaraki.
Charon Kransen - Charon Kransen Arts, New York.
Despina Geroulanou - Member of the Benaki Museum Board of Trustees.
Jorge Manilla - Artist & Professor/Head of Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Lucia Massei - Jewelry artist & Director Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence
Maria Militsi - Jewellery & Useless Objects / Visiting Lecturer Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London/UK.
Sofia Bjorkman - Jewelry Artist / Owner of Gallery Platina, Stockholm.

AJW award – 
Anticlastics will award 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 2019 edition.
MATERIAL QUESTS 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.
AJW PUBLIC award – the Anticlastics team will invite the public to vote for their favorite artist/participant of Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces 2018. The winner will be invited to participate for free, in the following AJW 2019 edition.
ALCHIMIA award – Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery celebrates during AJW 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 Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces exhibition.
“We are happy to give this award, for the first time, in Athens Jewelry Week. We consider that is a learning experience to study in a city like Florence, at Alchimia. It is the best way to motivate and support the efforts of a young talented artist to the world of contemporary jewellery. 
The Director – Lucia Massei
AUTOR award – Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair will award one of the artists participating in the central exhibition of AJW, Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces 2018 with a free participation at AUTOR fair 2019 and with media support for one year on the AUTOR digital media platform.
JOYA award – Joya Art Jewellery and Objects will award an artist at AJW and invite him/her to create something memorable.  We would like to propose to the winner an ephemeral presence – a performance or an act, related to the collection awarded and to the concept of the artist. The performance will take place during the event in Barcelona and through interaction, would illustrate to the public the art jewellery in movement and contact with the body.
PLATINA award – Gallery Platina will award one of the individual artists or a group with the PLATINA Exhibition Award. We are looking for multi-layered work with an intention to extend the concept of jewellery, what it is and can do. The winner will be invited to an exhibition at PLATINA Gallery in Stockholm.

Award Winners taking part at "Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces" 2018 Exhibition @ Benaki Museum:
Snem Yildirim - Winner of the AJW17 award.
Orsolya Losonczy - Winner of the Anticlastics award given @ Autor2017.
Hao-Han Jhang - Winner of the Material Quests Award by Benaki Museum Shop at AJW2017.

Special thanks:
To our AJW 2018 Guest Artist: Maria Militsi, Jewellery & Useless Objects.

Matt Lambert, Jewelry Artist.
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School

Selected Students (Free Participation): 
Everett Hoffman - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Johannes Lindh - Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Tove Sofie Kristensen - Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Veronica Fabian - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London/UK.
Virginia Escobar - Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence.
Yichen Dong - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London/UK.

Solo Exhibitions:
-Anastasia Gemeliari.
-Lodie Kardouss.
- Xenia Deimezi.

Off "Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces" participations, as selected by the Anticlastics Team:
-Arkivet Collective.
-Melisa Agabigum & Rachel Andrea Davis.
-Sofia Björkman & Agnieszka Knap.
-Corrina Goutos & Jordi Apariccio.
-Hatara Project: Christine Jalio, Ginta Grube, Malene Kastalje, Helmi Lindblom, Melina Lindroos, Annea Lounatvuori, Wiebke Pandikow, Jelizaveta Suska.

-Popeye loves Olive Art Space.

-Krama Institute, Athens
-Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.

Alchimia’s Emerald Anniversary: 20 Years of Education, Art, and Adornment by Lucia Massei (lecture).
 #Carpet City by Appointment Only by Maria Militsi (lecture).
 Between me, the visual and materials by Jorge Manilla (roundtable).

 Interactive workshops:
"Jewelry as an artistic activity and Νature” by Maria Tsimpiskaki.
"The Birth of Venus” by Artemis Valsamaki.
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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