Month: March 2017

On Offer

Art Jewelry Forum’s network of gallery supporters has increased to more than 60 international galleries focused on featuring art jewelry. On Offer is a monthly series that allows AJF galleries to showcase a piece that they’ve personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries. Enjoy! MUSEUM WORTHY Julie Blyfield, Street Pods, 2015, neckpiece, …

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Beatrice Brovia and Nicolas Cheng: Gold Rush

Conversation Piece, Gold Rush, 2017, pendant and exhibition view, gold from e-waste, aluminum, mixed media, photo: Nicolas Cheng – Beatrice Brovia (Conversation Piece) Gold Rush, an exhibition that recently opened at Maurer Zilioli Contemporary Arts, delves into the controversial material culture of gold through the lens of consumer electronics. This exhibition is the brainchild of …

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AJF Hangouts-Latin America

AJF Hangouts takes the pulse of the rapidly expanding world of global art jewelry. We hear from voices in emerging jewelry scenes, featuring those with the responsibility of representing their country as AJF Ambassadors. Despite the varying quality of video feeds, it’s quite amazing that we can now use this platform to connect people together …

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The Power of Jewelry

This lecture was presented at Out of the Box, a symposium organised by The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation in the Stedelijk Museum‘s-Hertogenbosch, January 11, 2009. Contemporary author jewelry is still a rather young phenomenon. Although we can trace its origins back to the days of Jugendstil, its real story starts only some 40 years …

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AJF Announces Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant Winner

Cristina Filipe wearing a Manuel Júlio bracelet in front of a portrait of Ana Hatherly wearing a bracelet by Kukas, photo: Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro Mill Valley, California, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce that the inaugural Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant has been awarded to Cristina Filipe for the publication and translation of …

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Elena Rizzi

OHMYBLUE team photo taken outside the gallery, with Alessandro Laita, Bruna Pini, Chiaralice Rizzi, and Elena Rizzi, photo: Riccardo Banfi OH MY BLUE, in Venice, Italy, is a gallery and retail space exhibiting contemporary art jewelry as well as designer housewares and clothing. In this conversation, gallerist Elena Rizzi discusses her bespoke display system, describes …

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Critiquing in Craft

This panel discussion, which took place at the Chipstone Foundation Fox Point museum grounds on May 26, 2016, during Zoom Milwaukee, explores issues surrounding contemporary criticism in craft. Panelists include Anya Kivarkis, associate professor of jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of Oregon in Eugene; Jeffrey Clancy, assistant professor in the department of art at …

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The March Report

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to introduce this new article series. The success of this compilation of interesting events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. Providing a place for supporters to share what’s important to them is one way AJF is celebrating our 20th anniversary year. We believe …

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