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Did you miss our most up-to-date AJF Dwell with 1st Lisbon Modern Jewelry Biennial? We publish all of the recordings on our web site, so you may watch (or rewatch) anytime. See it right here.
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THEREZA PEDROSA GALLERY HAS NEW DIGS
Thereza Pedrosa Gallery is shifting a number of doorways down from its authentic deal with at through Canova 332 to a brand new area at through Canova 323. “The numbers are so comparable that they’re nearly complicated!” says gallery co-owner Thereza Pedrosa. Reworking is furiously in progress in the mean time. The doorways open September 25, 2021.
METAL MUSEUM AUCTION NEXT MONTH
Along with its annual fundraiser, Restore Days, the Steel Museum is internet hosting a reside public sale and digital silent public sale October 19–23, 2021. Lovely, handmade works by steel artists from throughout the nation might be obtainable for bidding. All funds raised throughout this occasion will help Museum packages all year long. Gadgets can be found for preview on October 1; attendees can register on-line right here. The reside public sale is in-person and requires a ticket to bid. The silent public sale is on-line and no buy is required.
NEW BOOK FROM GALLERY LOUPE
The brand new e-book Shade Mild Air: Thomas Gentille accompanies the eponymous 2018 exhibition at Gallery Loupe. All of the works are offered in full coloration and precise measurement. Features a preface by Patti Bleicher, Loupe’s director; a dialog between Gentille and Lindsay Pollock; an essay by Julie Metzdorf reprinted from Artwork Aurea; and a listing of Gentille’s awards, solo exhibitions, and works in public collections. Gentille contributed a number of writings and pictures, together with the general design of the publication. 184 pages.
BRILLIANT & BLACK—AUCTION CATALOG, VIDEO, AND MORE
Sotheby’s has posted its catalog for its Good & Black exhibition. See it right here. One of many headline acts within the Good and Black promoting exhibition needs to be the In Bloom ring by Los Angeles–primarily based designer Maggi Simpkins, says JCK. Learn the article to see the ring within the strategy of fabrication. Additionally try the newly launched video Entering into Your Energy with Johnny Nelson.
Web site Non Particular is a collaboration between the textile and jewellery designers Naama Levit and Hilla Shapira—an set up, efficiency, and video documentation that current jewellery, clothes, and textile design. Inspecting notions of utilitarian objects, the jacket and jewellery items designed for attachment and detachment recommend infinite choices of relationships with objects. Produced in collaboration with Brooklyn Steel Works, Brooklyn, NY, US. Watch the video.
TV PROGRAM TO AIR IN DECEMBER
Craft in America’s Jewellery explores the artistry and affect of private adornment, introducing viewers to the huge scope of this type of human expression. That includes Tom Herman, Harriete Estel Berman, Artwork Smith, Gabrielle Gould, and Jesse Monongya. It could have an early digital launch—we’ll maintain you posted!
ARTICLES FROM GARLAND
Garland just lately revealed two featurettes on jewelers. Keri-Mei Zagrobelna writes about Frances Stachl, a New Zealander whose Hōroi O Ringaringa (Wash Your Arms) ring responds to the pandemic and explores the cultural nuances via language and interpretation; be taught extra. And take a look at Vicki Mason’s new jewellery sequence that explores the wattle blossom right here.
ANALYZING WES ANDERSON’S USE OF JEWELRY
Wes Anderson at Cannes for the screening of The French Dispatch—which this AJF staffer is dying to see when it lastly, lastly opens in October—prompted Marion Fasel, the founding father of The Adventurine, to think about the director’s use of bijou in his movies. “The jewellery thread weaves all through a number of productions,” she says, “like [his] different signatures”—symmetrical units, tales advised in chapters, and many others. Try her findings.
YET ANOTHER REASON WHY ART JEWELRY IS BETTER
The demand for ever-more luxurious jewellery isn’t waning, however an absence of stock, in addition to transport delays and labor shortages, are forecast for this fall, with value will increase positive to comply with.
YOWZA! INDIAN WEDDING JEWELRY
Tania Kottoor shares the ceremonies, traditions, and spectacular jewellery of her Indian-Catholic Wedding ceremony. On NYCJW’s weblog, Future Heirloom.
INDIAN MARKET GETS MASS MEDIA COVERAGE
Vogue reported on 15 artists to look at for at this yr’s Indian Market, together with jewelers Pat Pruitt, Robin Waynee, and Keri Ataumbi. Learn the article.
SURPRISING NEWS: GENTRIFICATION THREATENS (JEWELRY) ARTISTS
In Birmingham, UK, jewelers—who’ve labored within the Jewellery Quarter for the reason that 18th century and proceed to make 40 p.c of British jewellery—fear that gentrification will push them out. Learn the story.
SCRUTINIZING CELEBRITY JEWELRY …
Frank Ocean followers are going nuts over a million-dollar necklace from his new jewellery line, Homer. However why are so many pop stars doing the whole lot however releasing new music? Might it’s, the Atlantic asks, that pop stars are, on some stage, simply influencers with manufacturers to monetize?
… AND THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY
In Tiffany & Co.’s new advert marketing campaign, “About Love,” that includes Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Beyoncé turns into the primary Black girl to put on the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond since its discovery in 1877. As a part of the partnership, Tiffany & Co. will donate $2 million to scholarships and internship packages at Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities. However the advert has prompted criticism a few longstanding fact—that the entire diamond trade is vastly suspect.
METALSMITHS FEATURED IN AMERICAN CRAFT’S THE QUEUE
Learn the interview with Amy Weiks and Gabriel Craig.
WHAT WILL THE NEW CARRIE NECKLACE BE?
Within the authentic Intercourse and the Metropolis, Carrie wore a gold necklace displaying her title in flowing script that turned one of many TV present’s enduring product hyperlinks. Jewellery designers working with the reboot of the sequence hope their creations have an opportunity to grow to be an iconic a part of this system. Discover out whose jewellery may be within the operating within the New York Instances.
CHECK OUT KOFU, JAPAN’S JEWELRY CENTER
In Kofu, the capital of the Yamanashi prefecture, you’ll discover 1,000 jewelry-related corporations, a signature gem-cutting approach, the Yamanashi Jewellery Museum, the Yamanashi Prefectural Jewellery Artwork School, and rock crystals, rock crystals, rock crystals.
JESSICA CALDERWOOD GETS THE SPOTLIGHT
Colossal featured Jessica Calderwood in an August article. “A give attention to blended media is on the middle of Calderwood’s broad physique of labor, which spans metalsmithing, jewellery, and wall-based ceramics, and plenty of of her tasks mix supplies like enamel, porcelain, polymer clay, and felted wool to additional evoke craft types.”
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
What do you do when one gem isn’t sufficient? (Oh, boy, what a bother to have…) Stack them, one on prime of the opposite, for a maximalist and hanging impact. The New York Instances seems to be on the pattern in stacked gems.
Nichka Marobin tells AJF, “As a result of pandemic, I’m not going to the cinema like I used to, however I’ve an enormous assortment of flicks for all events and for every temper.
I just lately watched A Late Quartet (in Italian, Una Fragile Armonia), directed by Yarom Zilberman, and I additionally would recommend all the films with the good French actor Fabrice Luchini, and, in fact, Star Wars!
PRIZE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
See the finalists for the Museum of Arts and Design $50,000 2021 Burke Prize, which honors excellence in modern craft. The winner might be introduced on October 21, 2021. Whaaaaa? No jewellery artists?!!
ARE YOU GOOD AT CROSSWORD PUZZLES?
Are you able to resolve the August 30, 2021, New Yorker crossword clue for 36 Throughout? “Jewellery usually not worn in chilly climate.” Eight letters, begins with a T. … “Tummy chains,” those worn with bikinis? Too many letters!
SHINE ON, YOU CRAZY DIAMOND QUILTER
Did you notice the groovy jewelry-print trousers worn by a determine within the Bisa Butler quilt on the duvet of the most recent American Craft journal?! Learn the article and take a look at Butler’s web site. (The picture at left isn’t the duvet in query but it surely includes a man sporting pants in the same print.)
WHO NEEDS ZOOM?
Christoph Grainger-Herr, chief govt of the Swiss watch model IWC, appeared on the Watches and Wonders luxurious truthful in Shanghai and took conferences with purchasers with out ever leaving Switzerland—as a result of he attended as a hologram. Learn the story within the New York Instances.
Quiet Magnificence: The Jewellery of Eleanor Moty. Moty is thought to be one of the distinguished proponents of latest American studio jewellery. Her experiments with photoetching and electroforming attracted consideration within the 60s and 70s. Mid-career, she shifted to summary works whose designs have been impressed by the pure inclusions throughout the nonprecious gems used of their fabrication. This monograph offers a richly illustrated overview from her beginnings to the current. Buy signed copies from the Racine Artwork Museum retailer for US$65 plus transport.
The catalog for Goldsmith ’20, which befell June 23–July 24, 2021, is on-line. The work of over 30 worldwide and native metalsmiths reveals the progressive methods and particular person instructions via which at this time’s metalsmiths have discovered room to discover, all whereas paying tribute to SNAG’s first ever exhibition, Goldsmith ’70.
PIONEERING CRAFTS COLLECTOR DIES
Sandy Grotta and her husband started gathering in 1957. By the 80s, they lived in home by architect Richard Meier that was a whole a murals. “Sandy dressed the half, too,” writes Glenn Adamson in his remembrance in ARTnews. “Typically garbed all in white, she was additionally among the many first folks to gather modern studio jewellery in an formidable means. She thought nothing of sporting ‘wearable sculptures’ on an on a regular basis foundation.” Grotta was a Titanium member of AJF. She was 87.