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Open Call for Purifying The Soul. 2022 VONMO Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition

Open call  /  10 Oct 2021  -  10 Jun 2022
Published: 10.10.2021
Open Call for Purifying The Soul. 2022 VONMO Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
Curator:
Felicia Li
DEADLINE: 10/06/2022
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Intro
For the 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition 2022 launched by VONMO Studio, artists are invited to create artworks with their "own soul", with no requirement for utility (they could be jewels, objects or sculptures).

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Today, human power is comparable with God’s power: space technology that conquers the universe, life sciences that can keep tumors at bay, the highly developed Internet systems on mobile phones, and so on, enabling us to dominate the world like God. However, global suffering has been continuously amplified in the pandemic era and post-pandemic era. It seems that mankind's desire for progress has brought more suffering and disasters to the earth, as viruses, forest fires, melting glaciers, wars, nuclear pollution and other crises emerge endlessly, devouring countless lives, and giving rise to a variety of anxiety-provoking psychological problems, like depression and even suicide. At this moment, a society, regardless of religion, class and cultural background, seems to be unable to cope with these terrible situations. We seem unable to feel happiness and gratification from those “God” powers we have attained; so, is everyone's mind still rich and noble?


Please take a small part of your soul and make it into a jewel.

For the 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition 2022 launched by VONMO Studio, artists are invited to create art works with your "own soul", with no requirement for utility (they could be jewels, objects or sculptures). I'm not going to go into too much detail about how to carry out "soul" making, and you can bring your imagination and creativity into full play. Next, I'm going to explain the design arrangement of this exhibition project in detail. Please read it carefully:
Step 1: “Soul Making”. Jewelry made from the artist's "soul" — it is the first step of the theme project (artists should note that “Purifying the Soul” is not the theme of this creation). “Soul Making” will begin on today and run until 10 Jun 2022.
Step 2: “Soul Screening”. The judges score strictly and select outstanding, interesting, and insightful works. “Soul Screening” will be completed by 15 Jul 2022 with its result announced on the same day.
Step 3: “Purifying the Soul”. On 9 Sep 2022, I will take all the selected “souls” to a sparsely populated but very beautiful place of China — Qinghai (as seen in the promotional video). A "Purifying" ceremony will be performed for these "souls" in mother nature.

Artists will have completed the theme of "Purifying the Soul" only after they have gone through the complete process of extracting the "Soul" for creation, screening the "Soul", and finally conducting the “Purifying”. The VONMO 3rd 2022 “Purifying the Soul” Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition may be regarded as a performance art of me as a curator: we do not need people as the audience, as we are to show the artists' "souls" to heaven and earth, and to souls of a higher dimension. Transition from the last chapter of the second exhibition — "Reinventing Self": Self-reconciliation is also a kind of escape from death, or the symbol of self-“Purifying”. Through "Purifying" our earthly desires, perhaps we, earthly souls, can return to the beginning of the world, where souls are reborn. I hope that this time, we will not just superficially discuss "what is contemporary jewelry", "the boundaries between jewelry and body", or technical things, but hope that my performance will enable people to see that, beyond life and death, souls can have a higher level of "great love". The whole process will be filmed by our team in the form of a documentary, and a film will be finally made available for online viewing.
 
Key Dates:
Submission deadline: 10 Jun  2022
Finalists announced on: 15 Jul 2022
Exhibition date: Qinghai Exhibition on 9 Sep 2022;
Aranya itinerant exhibition expected in Oct 2022.
 
Submission Requirements:

1. “Artists, take a small part of your soul and turn it into a jewel”. Please do not digress from the subject.
2. We only accept works created between 2021 and 2022.
3. There is no need to pay entry fee or exhibition fee.
4. The size should be within 10cm×10cm×10cm, including the size of the work after packaging (for example, the unfold size of a necklace can be 30*20, while packaged size is only 10*10*10cm).
5. Each person may submit only one work.
6. Please obtain the Application Form from the curator(Email:FeliciaVonmo@gmail.com).
7. The works must be original. If plagiarism is found, the artist’s participation and exhibition qualification will be cancelled.
8. Where there are copyright disputes, it has nothing to do with the organizer. If the artist fails to solve the problem promptly, the organizer will cancel his/her exhibition qualification after seven days.
 

 Notice to Finalists:
  1. From the announcement of finalists on 15 Jul 2022 to the return of works on Oct 2022, during this period, the works belong only to this exhibition hosted by Vonmo and shall not participate in any other exhibition activities at the same time.
  2. The organizer reserves the following rights: to freely display the specially invited and selected works, to freely take photos of the works and publicly use the photos for free, to publicly use the author's personal information for free, to promote the exhibition at home and abroad, and to publicly publish the collections (portfolios) of works.
  3. Studio respects the shortlisted artists’ pricing of their works, and will not charge any commission. When a work is sold, the artist will get a sum of money equivalent to the price, which will be transferred via PayPal or bank accounts.
  4. Shortlisted artists shall send their works to Vonmo Studio no later than 26 Aug 2022. Shortlisted artists will only have to pay for the postage of securely mailing their works to Vonmo, and no other costs will be incurred. Vonmo will bear the customs clearance fee and the postage for returning the works.
After the exhibition, the organizer will properly post back the works of the participating artists, along with the Exhibition Certificate and Exhibition Portfolio.
 
*All timeline is for reference only, and the actual situation depends on the actual progress of the project. Any changes to the time involved in the cooperation process of exhibitors will be notified separately. The right to interpret related matters belongs to the organizer.
 

Publisher: Yusen Feng
Curator: Felicia Li
Sponsor: 万木文化
Undertaker: Vonmo Studio
List of Review Committee (alphabetical order):
Catarina Silva (Portugal)
Hongxia Wang (Denmark)
Kim Buck (Denmark)
Maria Rosa Franzin (Italy)
Kezhen Wang (China)
Yi Zhao (China)


About Vonmo (万木) Exhibition Projects:
After two years of preparations since 2014, Felicia Li, Director of Vonmo, and Yusen Feng officially established Vonmo(万木) Art Jewelry Studio in 2016. We are committed to pursuing the innovative direction of integration between contemporary art jewelry and traditional Chinese culture. Since 2019, we have curated Vonmo’s 1st Five-Year Plan, namely once a year and a new theme for each. We associate international artists to show jewelry works at home and abroad with the aim of creating a pure, equal, fair, diverse, and professional exchange platform for contemporary art jewelry.
 
 
Poster of open call for Purifying The Soul. View of Qinghai, China. .
Poster of open call for Purifying The Soul. View of Qinghai, China.

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