AJF’s social media intern, Pei Wu, attends university in Germany. Although the Internationale Handwerksmesse was cancelled this year, and Schmuck along with it, many of the planned events on the periphery—also known as Munich Jewellery Week—took place nonetheless, and Pei attended. She sent in dozens of photos of what she saw there. In fact, there were so many that we divided them into two photo essays. If you missed the previous one we published, you can find it here.
Although the Internationale Handwerksmesse was cancelled this year, and Schmuck along with it, many of the planned events on the periphery—Munich Jewellery Week—took place nonetheless. AJF’s social media intern, Pei Wu, attends university in Germany. She went to MJW and graciously took dozens of photos of what she saw to share with AJF. Many of them are included here. Other photos were sent in by Caterina Silva, Cristina Filipe, Kadri Mälk, and Arnoldsche Art Publishers.
We are living in an unprecedented moment, where our notion of “normal” is turned upside down. On behalf of AJF’s board and staff, I want you to know that we’re thinking about you and your families at this time, and hoping you’re staying safe, healthy, and protected.
I met Ken Trapp at a luncheon during SOFA Chicago, just after he had left the Oakland Museum as the curator of decorative arts to take the position of curator-in charge of the Renwick Gallery, in Washington, DC. We had been invited, along with a few other contemporary studio jewelry enthusiasts, by Susan Cummins to explore the possibility of developing a national organization devoted to the understanding and promotion of this developing field of American craft.
AJF asked this year’s Young Artist Award winner and four finalists to tell us a bit about their backgrounds and their thoughts on the future of the art jewelry field. Their work represents a group of outstanding pieces of contemporary jewelry. This is the first of five interviews with the honorees.
Cristina Filipe, Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant-Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2019.
San Antonio, TX, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce MJ Tyson (US) the winner of its 2020 Young Artist Award. The four finalists are Junmin Bae (South Korea), Ryungjae Jung (South Korea), Lore Langendries (Belgium), and Mallory Weston (US). The winner and finalists will all exhibit their work at PLATINA during Schmuck, the annual international art jewelry fair in Munich, Germany, held this year from March 11 to March 15, 2020.
Tamagit is an incubator and gallery with the mission to make art jewelry accessible to everybody. Whether you’re a collector, an artist, a professional, or an interested outsider who believes in the transformational power of wearing or collecting art jewelry, then Tamagit is open to you. You don’t necessarily need to be in the established contemporary art jewelry circles.
Art Jewelry Forum’s Young Artist Award (YAA) is an opportunity for jewelers under the age of 35 to win recognition for their work and receive support from AJF’s community. Along with the unrestricted $7,500 prize, the winner’s work will be shown at the 2020 edition of Schmuck, and the other four finalists will have the same opportunity to show in Munich, exposing their work to a more global audience. The deadline to apply is looming! Applications are being accepted until January 12, 2020.