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Assamblage. The National Contemporary Jewelry Association

Organization
Published: 15.11.2018
Camera Lucida Exhibition at Gallateca Gallery Bucharest 2017..
Camera Lucida Exhibition at Gallateca Gallery Bucharest 2017.

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Intro
This National Association for Contemporary Jewelry was launched in May 2015 during Romanian Design Week, as a result of a 7-year project supporting, developing and structuring the emergent field of contemporary jewelry.

Assamblage is the main and most active platform in Romania dedicated to the craft and design of jewelry as an independent art form, contributing to the cultural context of the past few years to the increased activity in the field of jewelry in close connection to related fields such as architecture, product design, fashion and visual arts.

The Romanian cultural environment has the huge chance of rebuilding the creative fields in accordance with the international context. Contemporary jewelry is an emerging and fast-growing domain, powered by a bright community of artists. In three years since its founding, Assamblage Association has held a number of events and projects dedicated to Romanian jewelry designers, with visibility in the media and large audiences. Assamblage developed in 2016 in 2017 over 23 national and international projects and exhibitions, during London Fashion Week, Romanian Design Week, Milan Origin Passion & Beliefs, Joya Barcelona, BOZAR Brussels and Designblok – Prague Design and Fashion Week, involving over 50 Romanian and international contemporary jewelry designers.

Goals and Objectives:
Assamblage is a non-governmental organization which aims to recognize and promote jewelry as an independent art form and increase the visibility of established and emerging contemporary designers in the artistic community, media and general public.
 
  • Increasing the recognition and visibility of contemporary jewelry artists through communication and brand strategy, as well as implementing the artistic and cultural component through tours, events, exhibitions, national and international festivals.
  • Releasing the association's own material (magazines, catalogs, brochures, etc.) in order to promote the association’s members as creators of contemporary jewelry.
  • Encouraging emerging talent and stimulating the transnational mobility of contemporary jewelry designers and their works, with the potential to influence and lasting effects on creative industries.
  • Supporting designer projects by organizing meetings, conferences, workshops and developing tools to facilitate the exchange of information and practices in this field.


Membership information and benefits:
 
- Events & exhibitions:
  • Access to events and exhibitions organized by the association, in collaboration with art galleries, cultural spaces and partners in related fields.
  • Participations at national and international fairs and exhibitions of the association's partners.
  • Application to the design competition organized by the association or its partners.

- Community & networking:
  • Meetings, conferences, and projects with members of the association and external partner organizations.
  • Initiation of joint programs for promotion and development.
  • Representation of the association members, at their request, in relation to different institutions, public authorities or potential customers.
 
- Information:
  • Subscription to the monthly newsletter of the association, with exclusive news and information in the field of contemporary jewelry and related areas of interest.
  • Announcements, news, contests and projects of partner sites and specialized publications in the area of jewelry, art, and contemporary design.
  • Information about materials, services, technologies, and suppliers in the field of jewelry.
 
- Education & training:
  • Courses and workshops in the field of technical and conceptual contemporary design.
  • Experience exchange, scholarships, internships and artist residency. 
  • Organised visits to museums and art galleries, as well as national and international events.
  • Encouraging emerging talents and new projects with potential.
     
Board members and staff:
David Sandu, President and Founding Member.
Valentina Buzamurga, Founding Member.
Ioana Andrei, Founding Member.

Events      View / hide events

2018:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2018 - 05 Dec 2018  Camera Lucida. Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition in New York.
Fair  05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018  Autor 2018.
Award giving  05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018  Autor Awards 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017  Camera Lucida. International Contemporary Jewelry Contest.

Publications      View / hide publications

Catalogue:  Camera Lucida. Bucharest,  2017
Catalogue:  A journey through the history and future of jewelry. Bucharest,  2016
Found.Lost.Found exhibition at London Fashion Week 2016.
Found.Lost.Found exhibition at London Fashion Week 2016

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Found.Lost.Found. at The National Romanian History Museum 2016..
Found.Lost.Found. at The National Romanian History Museum 2016.

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Room 40 Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition at Romanian Design Week 2017.
Room 40 Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition at Romanian Design Week 2017

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A journey through the history and future of jewelry 2016..
A journey through the history and future of jewelry 2016.

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Ephemeride Exhibition at The Italian Cultural Institute, 2016..
Ephemeride Exhibition at The Italian Cultural Institute, 2016.

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