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Open Call for Abran Cancha. III Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry

Open call  /  06 Mar 2021  -  07 May 2021
Published: 06.03.2021
Museo de la Historia del Traje
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández
DEADLINE: 07/05/2021
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Intro
The year 2020 and its contingencies took us by surprise and put a great part of our paths and projects on hold. The Biennial was no exception. The uncertainty with which 2021 is emerging, this time, finds us ready for Latin American jewelry to reveal itself with all its force. We have decided to incorporate virtuality for all the instances, even if, as we hope, we regain full present.
The Third Biennial comes with some news: we have decided to incorporate virtuality for all the instances, even if, as we hope, we regain full presentiality.  

The year 2020 and its contingencies took us by surprise and put a great part of our paths and projects on hold.  The Biennial was no exception. The uncertainty with which 2021 is emerging, this time, finds us ready for Latin American jewelry to reveal itself with all its force. 

We will have a new platform in which the entire Biennial will take place. Though our desire is to be able to develop it in person, because we know well the importance of physical experience in the encounter with the work and with the people, reality makes us unable to deny the need for virtuality, not so much to replace what is irreplaceable of the real presence, but to make possible new forms of visualization, action, and exchange. 

Other important news is that, in addition to the face-to-face exhibitions in Buenos Aires and other cities in Argentina, the Third Biennial proposes that the simultaneous exhibitions can also take place in museums or exhibition spaces in their cities of origin. We will also incorporate proposals that are exclusively digital. 
Be it or not possible to realize presentiality, regardless of where each one is, you will have the possibility to participate in the entire biennial under equal conditions. The biennial might then be more Latin American than ever.
This possibility will also allow interested persons from all latitudes to learn about Latin American work in its most representative event.  

We invite you to participate in the calls for the Latin American contest “Abran Cancha” and the simultaneous exhibitions during the Third Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry.

Open Call: www.joyeros-argentinos.com.ar/iii-bienal-convocatoria/
Exhibitions:www.joyeros-argentinos.com.ar/bienal-exposiciones-sumultaneas-2021/


Key dates:
Registration: Until May 07.
Submitting photographs: Until May 07.
Selected communication: Friday, June 11.
Participation payment: Until July 16.
Reception of works at the Museum: from Tuesday, June 15 to Friday, July 16 (in Museum days and hours).
Opening of the exhibition and awards of the artists: Tuesday, August 17.
Exhibition open to the public: From August 17 to October 17, 2021

Entry works:
  • The call is open to all creators of contemporary jewelry, professionals or Latin American students residing in any country in the world, or foreigners with more than three years of residence in Latin America (*).
  • The contest Abran Cancha proposes the creation of works based on the reflection set forth in the initial text of this call.
  • Each participant can present up to 3 jewels.
  • The pieces presented must comply with the requirement of being a jewel designed for the human body, that is ring, necklace, bracelet, brooch, rings, or other functionality for any part of the body. Whether it is an obvious functionality or not, it must be explicitly stated in the technical datasheets.
  • The jewels must be unpublished pieces, created after 2018, and have not participated in samples or previously exhibited in any physical space or by any digital medium.
  • There are no limitations in terms of materials, size, and techniques to use.
(*) Countries included in the call: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.


Selection and Awards:
The criteria used by the jury to select the participating jewels will be:
  • Relationship of the piece with the proposed theme.
  • Choice of materials in relation to the expression of the proposal.
  • Integral design (front, back, systems, volumetry).
  • Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Relationship of the piece with the human body.
  • The manifestation of an own, unique language, with identity, where idea, image, and poetry are integrated.
The following awards will be granted:
1st prize
  • A solo exhibition at the Galería Buenos Aires Sur.
  • Clínica-Coaching Comunicacional + A press release campaign (of 20 days) for the solo exhibition at the Galería Buenos Aires SurDaniel Franco Prensa and Capacitación Cultural.
  • Half a kilogram of silver, courtesy of VILMET.
  • The equivalent of 200 dollars in merchandise, courtesy of Julio Metals.
  • A 1/4 labile Sabilex, courtesy of Wasser.
2nd prize
  • A tool kit (* 2), courtesy of Daniel Tools.
  • A quarter kilo of silver shot, courtesy of VILMET.
  • An aluminum torch with three peaks, courtesy of FMR tools.
  • Jewel made by Laura Leyt, winner of the Joya Argentina award at the II Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry 2018.
  • Participation in the catalogue. Award Certificate.
3rd prize
  • A Delrin torch with three peaks, courtesy of FMR tools.
  • A kilo of bronze casting, courtesy of Yavíc.
  • Jewel made by Laura Leyt, winner of the Joya Argentina award at the II Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry 2018.
  • Participation in the catalogue. Award Certificate.
Argentine Contemporary Jewel Award Argentine Jewelers (exclusive for an Argentine participant or resident in Argentina).
  • An M65R laminator, courtesy of FMR.
  • Inclusion and six months of membership in the Joyeros Argentinos space.
  • An individual virtual exhibition at the Joyeros Argentinos Site.
  • Jewel made by Laura Leyt, winner of the Joya Argentina award at the II Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry 2018.
  • Participation in the catalogue. Award Certificate.
Mentions (three)
  • A jewel made by Laura Leyt, winner of the Argentine Jewel Award at the II Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry 2018.
  • Participation in the catalogue. Award Certificate.
Incentive mention to the Argentine jeweler (three)
  • Inclusion and six months of membership in the Joyeros Argentinos space.
  • Participation in the catalogue. Award Certificate

Jury:
There will be two instances with jury participation: the selection and the awards. The selection and awards juries will be composed of the following prominent personalities within Latin American contemporary art and jewelry:

Selection Jury:
The members of the selection jury are of Argentine nationality.
Mabel Pena (contemporary jewelry, teacher, curator of JA).
Roxana Casale ((contemporary and educational jewelry).
Patricia Galucci (contemporary and educational jewelry).
Paula Zuker (contemporary and educational jewelry).
Paula Isola (contemporary jeweler, designer, and curator).

Award Jury:
Nuria Carulla (Colombia, contemporary jeweler and teacher).
Jorge Manilla (Mexico, contemporary jeweler, teacher, and plastic artist).
Celio Braga (Brazil, visual artist and teacher).
Jorge Castañón (Argentina, contemporary jeweler and teacher, curator of JA).
Fabiana Gadano (Argentina, contemporary jeweler and teacher, curator of JA).

Entry registration: 
Registration for the contest will cost US $ 15 (or its equivalent value in pesos on the day of payment) for members of Joyeros Argentinos and US $ 20 (or its equivalent value in pesos on day of payment) for other participants, which must be canceled at the time of registration. This registration does not cover the administrative expenses associated with the payment method. This registration admits the presentation of up to three pieces for each participant.

Click here to download the registration form. 

Photograph submissions: 
The selection of the participating works will be based on the photographs sent by the registrants. For a correct evaluation of the pieces through the photos, it is essential that they comply with the indications detailed below. Once the registration is done, participants must send up to three photographs of each piece by email to bienal@joyerosargentinos.com.ar, according to the following indications:
  • Front and back photos of each piece and a photograph in which the relationship with the body is appreciated (three photos). Detail photos can be added if deemed necessary.
  • 300 dpi resolution, white background (RGB 255, 255, 255; hex #ffffff), 20 to 30 centimeters sideways, in .jpg format, RGB color format. Around the image of the piece, there must be empty space (white background) of a size not less than 3 cm.
  • The photographs must not contain names or texts on them, they must be of professional quality.
  • If the photographs sent do not have the necessary print quality for possible publication in the catalogue, the organization may take new images for this purpose at the expense of the participant.
  • The name of each photograph (name of the file to send) must include the pseudonym, part of the name of the piece, and the number of the photograph (eg: chubascoaleg1, chubascoaleg2, by the pseudonym "Chubasco" and work name "Alegría" ).
  • Remember that the images will be the material that the jury will use to make the first selection and in case of being selected as an “outstanding jewel”, one of them will be the photo that will illustrate the catalogue, so the quality, angle, and fidelity of themselves to the work are of the utmost importance.
  • Participants must send in a single mail all photographs of the pieces with which they participate in the contest and the REGISTRATION FORM complete named with the pseudonym (eg: Chubasco.doc)
  • The "Subject" field of the mail must include the pseudonym and the number of pieces (eg, shower, 3 pieces).
  • The pieces must not be published in any graphic, television, or social network, otherwise, they cannot participate in the awarding instance.
The jury will not have access to the personal data of the contestants and will only see the photographic material to be selected accompanied by the author's pseudonym, the title of the piece, the descriptive memory, and its technical file.

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