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Open Call for the Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2024

Open call  /  03 May 2024  -  18 Jun 2024
Published: 03.05.2024
Open Call for the Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2024.
Venice Design Week
Place
Venice
ITALY
Mail:
jewelryE-mailvenicedesignweek.it
Phone:
+ 39 348 4545 145
Management:
Lisa Balasso, Eleonora Varotto, Camilla Fabretti
DEADLINE: 18/06/2024
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Intro
For the Eleventh Edition of the Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection, that will have as its main 2024 theme Out of Context, participating designers will be required to submit proposal that interpret the immortal poem Colours and Vowels poem by Arthur Rimbaud, one of the founding fathers of Symbolist poetry, faithfully translating both the message of the piece and personal views of it into wearable designs.
Well over one hundred designers participated in the last edition and, after careful selection, were given the opportunity to exhibit in the elegant museum.
 
Colours and Vowels and the poetry of Rimbaud perfectly match the theme of this Venice Design Week 2024, Out Of Context: a clear connector to the ambiguity and uniqueness of the cursed poet as an outsider in his own melancholic art and to the very experience of every creative person who is often misunderstood or seen as an outsider, either positively or negatively, to the normal societal condition.

In the poem Rimbaud associates a variety of colors with different emotions, evoking images that push the reader to immerse into his kaleidoscopic universe. Finally, he brings the story to an end with the word Omega, symbolizing an ideal portal that could signal either the end of everything or a new beginning.
Venice’s bond with the cyclical nature of life, with love and with color is a love affair that has lasted for centuries and that owes its longevity to the generations of artists and idealists who have flocked to the city to be inspired by its turbid canals, intricate streets and age-old charm.

>> Read the Poem Here

Venice Design Week wishes to exhibit designers that are able to unlock the heartbreaking truth of the poem and weave it within their personal story, with a special eye toward what all of it might mean or symbolize in the context of a city that will once again serve in 2024 as a unique and fascinating backdrop for new initiatives and exciting performances.

The competition is open to any creative, whether professional or student, first - time participants or veterans that wish to have the possibility to be exhibited in Venice (and hopefully abroad).

The competition is promoted by Venice Design Week in collaboration with the Association of Contemporary Jewel AGC (GioielloContemporaneo.it), Saturnia International Hotel. Some partners offering special prizes and giving the opportunity to exhibit are Creativityoggetti, 16metriquadri, Roma Jewellery Week and Brussels Jewellery Week.

The Jury:
Maria Rosa Franzin - AGC, Roberto Zanon - architect and Professor of Design at Venice’s Academy of Fine Arts, Valeria Accornero - journalist and blogger, Marianna Serandrei - collector and owner of Saturnia International Hotel and a representative of the Venice Design Week.

Conditions:
The Jewelry Venice Design Week Selection 2024 Open Call is open to anyone engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other materials, including recycled or scrap materials. The award focuses on contemporary jewelry and is an ideal platform to increase awareness of your brand and acquire recognition in Italy.

All entries must be delivered by mail to jewelry@venicedesignweek.it
All entries must be submitted by June 18th 2024 at 12 p.m (CET).

When submitting to the Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2024 keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated primarily on visual appeal, choice of material and craftsmanship. For this purpose, our team STRONGLY advises to attach to your application an image on a white or black background where the product is clearly visible.


>> Read the full conditions Here


Media Partner: Gioiellocontemporaneo.it, Jewellery Vicenza and others.
 
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VDW Jewelry Selection 2023 exhibition at Museum of Nani Mocenigo Palace.

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VDW Jewelry Selection 2023 exhibition at Museum of Nani Mocenigo Palace..
VDW Jewelry Selection 2023 exhibition at Museum of Nani Mocenigo Palace.

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Verde Alfieri. Necklace: Corolla, 2022. Precious paper, harmonic steel, zinc wire, magnetic clasp. Verde Alfieri
Necklace: Corolla, 2022
Precious paper, harmonic steel, zinc wire, magnetic clasp
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Alice Biolo. Brooch: No Pain, No Gain, 2023. Oxidised copper, steel pins. Alice Biolo
Brooch: No Pain, No Gain, 2023
Oxidised copper, steel pins
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Xinyi Chen. Necklace: Gazing R, 2022. Ceramic capacitor, recycled silver, PVD. 32.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm. Xinyi Chen
Necklace: Gazing R, 2022
Ceramic capacitor, recycled silver, PVD
32.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
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Ylenia Deriu. Necklace: Cabinet of Curiosities, 2023. Wood and mixed media. Ylenia Deriu
Necklace: Cabinet of Curiosities, 2023
Wood and mixed media
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Yasuko Kanno. Brooch: Appearance, 2023. Silver 925, stainless steel. Yasuko Kanno
Brooch: Appearance, 2023
Silver 925, stainless steel
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