Open Call for KORU 7 International contemporary jewellery triennial

Open call  /  20 Jul 2020  -  01 May 2021
Published: 20.07.2020
Open Call for KORU 7 International contemporary jewellery triennial.
South Karelia Museum
The Finnish Jewellery Art Association
DEADLINE: 01/05/2021
KORU6 exhibition 2018 atTampere, Kulttuuritalo Laikku, Finland..
KORU6 exhibition 2018 atTampere, Kulttuuritalo Laikku, Finland.

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The Finnish Jewellery Art Association hereby announces the open call for the juried exhibition at the seventh international jewellery triennial KORU 7. The exhibition is aimed at all professional artists or artist groups who are working as jewellery artists, as well as artists from other fields, who concentrate to create new ideologies and aesthetic views in the sense of contemporary jewellery.
The main purpose of the event is to widely present international contemporary jewellery and bring together artists, lecturers, researchers, and people with an interest in contemporary jewellery to take part in the exhibition, seminar, and workshops. The event will take place in Lappeenranta, Finland in October 2021. 

The exhibition will open on the 29th of October 2021 in the South Karelia Museum. As in previous years, the association aims to print an exhibition catalogue. Information about the workshops and the seminar program will be announced later.

The event is organized by the Finnish Jewellery Art Association. The association was founded in Lappeenranta in 2005. It aims to promote contemporary jewellery in Finland and to improve its recognition as an art and design form. Another goal of the association is to increase awareness about Finnish jewellery internationally. As means towards those ends, the association organizes exhibitions, presentations, and discussion panels and distributes information about events.

Key Dates:
01 May 2021 - Deadline to send materials for the open call 
26 - 28 Oct 2021 - Workshops

29 Oct 2021 - Exhibition will open in the South Karelia Museum
29 - 30 Oct 2021 - Seminar

How To Apply:
The jury for the KORU 7 exhibition is composed of three members
  • Karin Roy Andersson (SE), Jewellery artist and manager of the contemporary jewellery gallery Four.
  • Krister Gråhn (FI), Sculptor.
  • Tarja Tuupanen (FI), Jewellery artist and chairwoman of Finnish Jewellery Art Association.
The introduction of the jury can be found in

Workshop Leaders:
Daniela Malev (DE) Jeweller and educator.
Anna Rikkinen (FI) Jewellery artist.

There is no overall theme for this call. The jury aims to compose an exhibition that shows contemporary jewellery in its many facets, with fresh perspectives and attitudes in today’s world, to draw together a selection of art pieces with interesting relations to each other.

Applications will be treated anonymously. Each applicant can suggest 1–10 current pieces made no earlier than 2019. There are several months between the publication of the open call and the application deadline, which is meant to encourage the production of new pieces. Artists may apply with finished pieces that will be available as-is for the exhibition in October. The form of an art piece is not limited, it can be wearable pieces, installation, video etc. 

The participation is free of charge, but the selected artists will be responsible for sending the pieces to Finland, which includes possible insurance and postal costs as well as customs formalities and fees. The organizer will be responsible to ensure the pieces during the exhibition, as well as for the costs of sending them back to the artist.

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