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

Open call  /  16 Oct 2019  -  26 Apr 2020
Published: 16.10.2019
Museo de la Historia del Traje
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández
DEADLINE: 26/04/2020
Application
The selection of the participating works will be based on the photographs sent by the registrants. Once the registration is done, participants must send up to three photographs of each piece by email to bienal@joyerosargentinos.com.ar.

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Intro
Our work as artists germinates and matures from everything that culturally surrounds and runs through us. Going back hundreds of years or looking towards the future, our environment brands us with fire without being necessarily aware of it.  We are Latin Americans. That is why the proposal today is that we look at our work again and search in it for the elements that are its South American essence.
 
Beyond the geographical lines that draw borders, contemporary jewelry as an artistic expression gives impulse to the development of new aesthetic experiences. Showing what we have in common, what occupies and keeps us awake, becomes a force of the artistic expression, where no mental boundaries exist. And it is in that strength that physical limits vanish because art makes visible the invisible, denotes what usually goes unnoticed and has the wonderful capacity to make us look, think and perceive, extrapolating experiences and generating collective actions.
/ Fabiana Gadano

¿Where do you find in your work that identity which is so much ours?
¿What is the expression of your own synthesis?
¿How does it traverse you and appear in your work?
¿Is it in the story that you´re telling, in the material you chose, in the way you worked it?
¿Is it in the image that you show, in the circumstance that you denounce, in the memory that motivates you?

Tell us. Show us.
 
Abran Cancha (open up the playing field). Contemporary jewelry comes today more Latin American than ever. Cancha is a word of Quechua origin, it is an original word such as canoa (canoe) and maíz (corn), huracán (hurricane) and colibrí (hummingbird), cacao (cocoa) and poncho. The dominant Spanish language was not enough for naming everything, and thousands of words from different American cultures were incorporated into the language that runs through the continent and travels through the world. The same happens with the Portuguese language in Brazil, with words as oi, tapioca or toró.  Our native cultures manifest themselves in our Latin American identity through our language (among many other things), in the same manner as our Latin American identity arises in our work.

Joyeros Argentinos invites Latin American artists to participate in the III Latin American Biennial of Contemporary Jewelry Abran Cancha. The main venues will be the Museo de la Historia del Traje (Museum of the History of Costume) and the Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández (Jose Hernandez Museum of Folk Art). There is a circuit of 14 locations to which those participating in the Simultaneous Exhibitions will be added soon.


Key dates:
Registration: until April 26.
Sending photographs: until April 26.
Selected communication: Friday, May 22.
Participation payment: until June 19.
Reception of works in the Museum: from Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, June 19 (in Museum days and times).
Inauguration of the exhibition and awards of the artists: Friday, September 4.
Exhibition open to the public: from September 4 to November 1, 2020.

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 selected pieces will participate in the exhibition, in the Museum of the History of the Suit, from 4 September to 1 November 2020, and the virtual exhibition that will remain in the site Joyeros Argentinos from its publication, in date to be communicated in a timely manner. The award jury will choose the pieces that will be distinguished with prizes and mentions, and those that will be highlighted with participation in the catalogue (Outstanding pieces award).

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 aluminium 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 cancelled 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 sending: 
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 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 “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 ( Download from here ) 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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