Review Type: Conference & Fair Reviews

Review of the ACC Present Tense Conference

The American Craft Council’s 2019 conference, Present Tense, was identified at the outset as a “national conversation on craft in an increasingly tense and complex present.” This theory turned into practice meant an ambitious schedule of lecture hall panels punctuated with “Object Story” interludes; tours to area galleries, art schools, and other places; workshops that …

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Athens Jewelry Week 2018

When thinking about Athens, the rich history, culture, and picturesque travel brochures come to mind first. However, among the ancient ruins scattered around the city, Athens has a plethora of hip, one-of-a-kind spots that cater to the unique lifestyle and culture of the Mediterranean. A quaint gallery-tattoo parlor, bars with designated gallery spaces for pop-ups, …

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The Revolutionary Object

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion on work shown …

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Play and Possibility

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion …

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Radiant Pavilion—Illuminations

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion on work shown …

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Looking for Openings, Describing Radiant Pavilion

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion. Supported by AJF, Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne, Crafted Words encourages craft writers from Victoria, Australia, to consider critical discourse around contemporary craft, and supports reflection and discussion on work shown …

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First steps towards a Schmuck of the South

Exhibition view, Melt, Future Remains, Pennie Jagiello, 2015, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, photo: Nadja Soloviev Radiant Pavilion – Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail September 1-6, 2015 Melbourne, Australia A new jewelry festival has arrived with great expectations and significant challenges. How can a “Schmuck of the South” emerge from the shadow of the more established …

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En Construcción II

Objects made during Lisa Walker’s workshop, En Construccion II symposium, 2015, Cultural Center Valparaíso, photo: Lilian Peromarta The world of objects is also a place for desire. The way we relate to different materials, and corporeal realities, as well as the social, cultural, and emotional relationships that we experience as we use different objects or …

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Schmuckdenken

A Symposium Review ThinkingJewellery 10—SchmuckDenken 10On Our Way to a Theory of JewelleryArt and good life – Art between leisure and social responsibilityOctober 18–19, 2014Trier University of Applied Sciences, Idar-Oberstein The unexpected German train strike during the weekend of the ThinkingJewellery 10 symposium could almost be interpreted as a response to this year’s theme of “art between leisure …

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Capture and Disarm

Attendees fill the Washington State History Museum auditorium, photo: Lindsey Snell The SMG aims to assemble an annual event with diverse programming to support the metals community across the Northwest. The Protective Ornament curator and current Metalsmith editor, Suzanne Ramljak, was the welcome keynote to this year’s lecture series. Ramljak’s opening presentation, All Is Fair …

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