Athens Jewelry Week 2020

Fair  /  Collecting   Exhibiting   Curating  /  10 Nov 2020  -  15 Nov 2020
Published: 02.03.2020

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Athens Jewelry Week is a festival. It is an institution that creates the space where artists and audiences from the Contemporary Jewelry field can meet and exchange ideas, network and develop future collaborations. The works exhibited during AJW, are not only art pieces that express states of being, provoke discussions and comment on current sociological structures and tendencies, but are also a means to an end. The strong connections that are formed between individuals and groups coming from different cultures, support AJW and become the source for new and progressively, more impactful actions.
The organization that was born in 2016 has evolved. This 5th upcoming edition is now open to every active member of the Contemporary Jewelry scene. We invite you to join us and contribute to our creative plans for new approaches, probabilities, and proposals that will enhance the emerging artistic attempts in our field.

In the framework of the 5th edition of Athens Jewelry Week, the organization shifts its focus to an issue that considers being of utmost importance: Minorities and vulnerable groups, regardless of religion, nationality, gender or age, who need support, not only to deal with discrimination, racism and all forms of violence directed at them, but also to heal their wounds, claim their inalienable rights, and move forward with a creative remodeling of their lives.

Athens Jewelry Week is organised by Anticlastics.
A non-profit entity aiming, through collective action, to promote Contemporary Jewelry in Greece and abroad, enhancing awareness and exchange of views. 
The Anticlastics team is formed by Erato Kouloubi and Niki Stylianou. Both are active in the Contemporary Jewelry 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.

Athens Jewelry Week team:
Anastasia Gemeliari, Communications.
Constantinos Papadoukas, Social Media.
White Creative Studio, Graphic Design.
Costas Zissis, Graphic Design.
Alexis Kamitsos, Photography.
Orestis Rovakis Photography.
Alexandros & Giorgos Nalbadis, Video/Photography.

The following Awards take part during the Fair:

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.

PLATINA Award - Gallery Platina rewards one of the AJW participants (artist or group) with the PLATINA Exhibition Award. Their work should be multi-layered, with an intention to extend the concept of jewellery, what it is and can do. The winner is  invited to an exhibition at PLATINA Gallery in Stockholm.

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 have 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 2020. The winner will be invited to participate for free, in the following AJW 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 jewelry. 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.

Autor Award – Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair will reward one of the artists participating in the central exhibition of AJW, Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces 2020 with free participation at AUTOR fair 2021 and with media support for one year on the AUTOR digital media platform.

JOYA Award – JOYA Barcelona will give an award to an artist that represents politics in art jewelry, following the theme of the following edition of the event

Krama Award –  Krama will reward one of the artists/participants of AJW. The award consists of a four days conceptual workshop, customized for the winner

FaceArt. The Anticlastics team is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration with FaceArt (, an online platform aimed at promoting artwork, focusing specifically on the visual arts.
“FaceArt considers all art forms unique in their own way and so decided to put them all together on one platform. Contemporary Art Jewelry deserves more attention and a place in the art market, alongside visual arts such as painting or sculpture. ”

Because of this collaboration, artists participating in ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2020 will have the opportunity to become members of the platform by enjoying the following offer:

- Individual Artists participating in the central exhibition Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces (3 months free + 30% off annual subscription).
- All others (2 months Free + 20% off on annual subscription).

Individual Artists:
Angelos Konstantakatos, Boyang Teng, Carlo Lucidi, Chien-Yu Liu, Constantinos Papadoukas, Estelle Burton, Filiz Ates, Hilde Darmstadt, Into Niilo, Iro Kaskani, Kana Umeda, Kinga Huber, Lily Kanellopoulou, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Miao He, Miriam Andraus Pappalardo, Molly Wang (Xiaoyan Wang), Nicole Schuster, Noa Zilberman, Petra Mohylova, Viktoria Münzker, Xinia Guan, Xun Liu, Youjin Um.

Selected by AJW jury:
Anticlastics (Erato Kouloubi, Niki Stylianou).
Anastasia Kandaraki - Jewelry Maker, Instructor.
Christoph Zellweger – Artist/Designer / Head of XS Jewellery HLSU / Prof of Art & Design SHU.
Charon Kransen – Charon Kransen Arts, NY.
Despina Geroulanou – Member of the Benaki Museum Board of Trustees and Director of the Museum’s Shops.
Jorge Manilla – Artist / Professor / Head of Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Lucia Massei – Jewelry Artist / Director of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence.
Sofia Bjorkman – Jewelry Artist / Gallery Platina, Stockholm.

Guest Artist:
Christoph Zellweger - Artist/Designer / Head of XS Jewellery HLSU / Prof of Art & Design SHU.

Invited Artists:
Helena Lehtinen - Contemporary Jeweler and Teacher.
Tore Svensson – Contemporary Jewelry and Objects.

Awarded Artists:
Lucie Hudková, AJW 2019 Award, Public @AJW 2019 Award and Autor @AJW 2019 Award.
Elli Xippa, Material Quests 2019 Award.
Mária Roskó, AJW @Art Jewelry Night 2019 Award.
Nanna Obel, AJW @JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2019 Award.
Xiangyin Shi, AJW @ Autor 2019 Award.

In AJW Satellite Events (Selected by Anticlastics)

Solo Exhibitions:
Anna Zeibig
Dania Chelminsky
Marina Zachou
Marta Costa Reis
Roberta Consalvo Sancos
Sofia Zarari
Yakinthi Oikonomou
Yiota Vogli
Sotiria Bramou

Group Exhibitions:
Eija Mustonen, Helena Lehtinen, Iris Eichenberg, Jimena Rios, Marta Costa Reis, Rebekah Frank
H6 Contemporary Jewelry Group
Jewelry Links
Sofia Björkman & Liana Pattihis

Alliages Gallery
Alice Floriano Gallery
Charon Kransen Arts
Platina Gallery
Popeye loves Olive Art Space

Anamma Studio
Assamblage Contemporary Jewelry School
HS PF Pforzheim University, School of Design
Krama Institute
Maastricht Academy of Fine Art and Design
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
AJW 2019: Art +Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces at Benaki Museum
Anticlastics Team
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