Open Call for the VI Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition

Open call  /  28 Jun 2021  -  23 Sep 2021
Published: 28.06.2021
Open Call for the VI Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition.
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Lorena Martinez de Corral
Magdalena Vélez
DEADLINE: 23/09/2021

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After five consecutive exhibitions, the goal of the VI MUESTRA·ORFEBRERÍA CONTEMPORÁNEA remains to be the international diffusion and promotion of contemporary goldsmithing and jewelry design. Thus, the VI CONTEMPORARY GOLDSMITHING EXHIBITION presented by AdOC will take place at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas of Madrid within the Madrid Design Festival, simultaneously with the Semana del Arte-ARCO.
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In addition to the Exhibition, specialized Theme Spaces and Venues will take place with singular exhibitions in some of the main museums in Madrid, completing a tour around the city.

Key Dates:
Submission entry: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Notification of selected participants: Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Entry fee: Thursday, October 21st, 2021
The arrival of shipment: Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Opening: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Theme Spaces
MUSEO DE HISTORIA DE MADRID (previous Real Hospicio de San Fernando) Exhibition: Madrid goldsmiths.
Five (5) authors based in Madrid will be selected from the designers present at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, without further fees.

Four (4) authors will be selected from the designers present at the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas for individual exhibitions in one of the following Venues, without further fees:
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO DE MADRID (previous Cuartel del Conde Duque).
MUSEO DE SAN ISIDRO (Los Orígenes de Madrid).

The VI CONTEMPORARY GOLDSMITHING EXHIBITION has an international nature, allowing contemporary goldsmiths and jewel designers from every nationality to participate.

Exhibition Coverage
Exhibition of the selected artworks at Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas of Madrid February 3rd – March 20th, 2022.
Exhibition labels and all artwork technical specifications including artist information.
2.500 printed triptychs will be handed out at academic, cultural, and public institutions, tourist, and cultural centers.
Contact details of the authors in exhibition spaces.
1.000 artwork catalogue copies with two pages per artist and contact details. Three copies will be hand out to each author.
Guided tours of the VI Exhibitions by AdOC’s members.

Artist may submit up to 5 separate finished artworks (or a collection of pieces belonging to a set). The Jury will select a maximum of 3 pieces by each author to be exhibited, corresponding to the categories of Contemporary Goldsmith and/or Jewelry.
All materials are acceptable but at least 25% of the work must be made in noble metal or plated in fine metals. All pieces must be singular or limited series.

Selection Criteria.
The Jury will be presided over by Mss. Lorena Martinez de Corral, who will act as curator.
The following selection criteria will be applied:
- Contemporaneity and design, Concept and investigation, Technical execution, Innovation, and use of new materials.
Entry Fee
Registration is free.
Enrollment fee: to be paid once the artist is notified of the selection: 350 €.
The fee is non-refundable.

Bank details for payment will be sent to the selected participants, in order to carry out the payment according to the established dates.
All shipping and return expenses will be paid by the artist.
The author accepts all risk of loss or damage of the pieces during transport to and from the exhibition.

Conditions and General Rules
The jury´s decisions on the selection of pieces are irrevocable. The organization reserves the right to revision of these terms and conditions without prior notice.
Once selected, the authors accept the agreement made between both parties is valid and compromises its fulfillment.
The staging and dismantling of the exhibition are in charge of AdOC, who will take the greatest care during the manipulation of the pieces, although it will not be responsible for any damages made during the process.
The selected authors agree to the use and diffusion in media and publication by the organization of the provided images and photographs of the event.

Acquisition and Donation of the Pieces
The Asociación de Diseñadores de Orfebrería y Joyería Contemporáneas (AdOC) may acquire some of the pieces of the VI Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Exhibition to form part of its private collection.
Authors may donate pieces to the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas.

Exhibition tour of the V Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition.