International

05/30/2016
Conversations around the World

AJF Ambassadors ProgramAJF 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 from all corners of the globe. What connects them is a shared passion for contemporary jewelry, even in those cases where there are no galleries or collectors. Their commitment may help those of us in more established scenes appreciate the way our art field emerged thanks to a similar vision a generation ago.

CHINA
What is the contemporary jewelry scene like in China? To what extent is it being driven by the education sector? Will the art emerging from China influence the artistic field of contemporary jewelry?
Speakers: Dandan Xing (AJF Ambassador, China), Xiaohui Yang (jewelry department at Shandong University of Art & Design) and Elizabeth Shaw (lecturer, Jewellery and Small Objects, Queensland College of Art)

Nikki Couppee: Hologems
Sarah Hood: Botanical Illustrations