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AJF Live with Blanche Tilden & Galerie Funaki
November 10, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
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Join us for a studio visit and discussion with Blanche Tilden and Katie Scott of Funaki Gallery about Tildon’s ripple effect: a 25 year survey. Tilden plays with the forms of industrial modernity in impeccable works assembled from purpose-made glass and metal components. Often these are long sinuous chains invoking the imagery of mass production: one thinks of factory production, assembly lines, bike chains, even the way these processes and objects match the exact passing of mechanical time.

Yet the effect or emotional impact of these shiny, perfectly manufactured elements is far more ambiguous. While they seem removed from human intervention, each part is lovingly crafted, and something of their emotionally remote perfection speaks of nostalgia for a mechanically ordered view of the universe. With Tilden’s long poetic meditation in metal and glass, which speaks to the fundamental role of machines in modernity, her chains literally articulate circularity.

Captions: Blanche Tilden, the artist wearing Speed, 2000, necklace, flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium, anodised aluminium, photograph by Andrew Curtis;  Flow 3, 2016, necklace, flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium, photograph by Grant Hancock; Siding Pulley, 1997, necklace, flameworked borosilicate glass, sterling silver, photograph by Andrew Curtis.


AJF Live: Jewelry Stories from Around the World
AJF & TJL Present Jewelry Stories Live for NYCJW
November 18, 2021, 12:30 p.m. EST
Follow this link to register for this event—coming soon!

AJF is partnering with The Jewelry Library (TJL) for an online storytelling event—Jewelry Stories Live. For this collaboration, TJL and AJF have invited community members to share their stories based on this year’s NYCJW theme, “The Power of Jewelry.”Jewelry has been a tool for storytelling for centuries—stories of love, loss, friendship, family, identity, connection, community, and empowerment that attest to jewelry’s enduring power. In our time these stories help us to reflect, connect, cope with uncertainty and isolation, and even spur us to action!

Come hear an international roster of storytellers (live from their living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens) share their tales about relationships with jewelry from the poignant to the hilarious and everything in between!


It’s free! If you’ve already set up your Zoom account, you’re ready to go! If not, here are three easy steps to start your virtual journey:

1. Go to this site: https://zoom.us
2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.
3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

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What time?  This timetable is for AJF Live with Funaki Gallery and Blanche Tildon, November 10, 2021

12 p.m. PST: San Francisco
1 p.m. MST: Denver
2 p.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City, Bogotá
3 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC
5 p.m.: Santiago, Buenos Aires
8 p.m.: Lisbon, London
9 p.m.: Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Cape Town, Oslo
10 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Tel Aviv, Tallinn
3 a.m. on November 11: Bangkok
5 a.m. on November 11: Seoul, Tokyo
7 a.m. on November 11: Melbourne
9 a.m. on November 11: Auckland
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