For a second year in a row, Athens Jewelry Week opens its doors to welcome its guests. The objective of this new and dynamic institution is to present to the Greek audience the trends and the rich diversity of contemporary art jewelry, as they have been evolving in Greece and abroad.
In the framework of the international jewelry scene, the organization constitutes the Greek presence on the world map of equivalent art events with an ever increasing interest. AJW 2017 covers four days of exhibitions, lectures and workshops, highlighting contemporary jewelry creators, their art and their authentic work.
The central exhibition titled Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces is hosted this year by the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annexe) and it aims to present the exceptional work of 48 selected artists. The influential German jewelry maker Peter Bauhuis, invited as a guest artist, will honor the event with his presence, by exhibiting his work in the main exhibition hall and by opening the lectures program.
AJW 2017 also includes 5 group exhibitions that will take places in various venues around Athens, lectures and seminars. The closing of the event will be marked by the awards ceremony. Awards will be given by international institutions/entities that are active in the contemporary jewelry field.
Athens Jewelry Week – organized by Anticlastics – a group of contemporary jewelry creators, Anastasia Kandaraki, Erato Kouloubi & Niki Stylianou – aims, among other things, at introducing the art of contemporary jewelry to the broader public. It is addressed to artists and art aficionados of all ages and backgrounds, but mostly to all those who love contemporary art jewelry and want to learn more about it. Because – as the poet W.B. Yeats would say – The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
Exhibition dates: May 18th – 21st 2017
Venue Central Exhibition: Benaki Museum ,Pireos St. Annexe, 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Athens, Greece
Anticlastics – Anastasia Kandaraki, Erato Kouloubi, Niki Stylianou.
Despina Geroulanou – Member of the Benaki Museum Board of Trustees.
Jorge Manilla – Artist & Professor/Head of Metal and Art Jewelry Department, Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Kostas Pittas – Architect / Photographer.
Lucia Massei – Jewelry Artist & Director Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School, Florence.
Sofia Bjorkman – Jewelry Artist / Owner of Gallery Platina, Stockholm.
Tanel Veenre – Jewelry Artist/ Designer.
Invited talented child:
Rafail Kasteroudis – Greece.
Peter Bauhuis – Germany.
Carla Movia – Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School.
Joanna Grigoriou – Anamma Studio.
Laura Salguero – EASD Valencia.
Siri Sandell – Oslo National Academy of Arts.
Juan José Ibáñez Piqueras (Xan) – EASD Valencia.
Yuxi Sun – Hochschule Trier, Idar Oberstein.
Groups of artists – collectives:
+Apantima ( Nella Vlachou, Poly Nikolopoulou, Yiannis Siotis).
Arkivet collective ( Putte H. Dal, Hilde Dramstad, Elsie-Ann Hochlin, Camilla Luihn, Heidi Sand).
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewelry Fair ( represents Jamie Jeemin Chung & Liana Pattihis).
Jonathan Hens & Dimitar Stankov ( duet exhibition).
Popeye Loves Olive art space