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Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
The annual date with art jewellery
Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair is the most important artistic jewellery event on the Catalan calendar, staring this month of October, its 9th edition, which will revolve around the relationship between that discipline and gastronomy. Under the auspices of the Arts Santa Mònica international artists, galleries, schools, groups and conferences are being brought together transcending the limits of this location and opening up activities in other galleries around the city.
The response this year exceeded all expectations, with a high percentage of artists who have never before participated in previous editions. Joya 2017 will have 48 selected jewellers, chosen for their originality, innovation, use of new techniques and experimentation with new materials, 6 winners of prestigious international prizes, 3 galleries, 2 collectives, 3 international schools and 7 national ones that make a total of more than 300 creators from around the world.
Joya will showcase pieces from the Florentine gallery Alchimia Gallery, the Austrian kunst.wirt.schaft and the Chilean Ergo, as well as the AGC (Italy), one of the most important online art jewellery information platforms, which will present the work of nine renowned artists, and Assamblage (Romania), with seven artists who are exploring new ways of interacting between the jewels and the body, not as mere accessories but as independent art objects.
The schools taking part with Joya include Escola d’Art La Industrial, Escola Municipal d’Art Arsenal, Llotja Escola Superior de Disseny i Art, Escola Massana Centre d’Art i Disseny, EADT Escola d’Art i Disseny de Tarragona, EASD Mestre Mateo, Escuela de Arte 3 (Madrid), Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Holanda), Evening College for Jewellery Design (Austria) and Hawk-University of Applied Sciences and Arts-Faculty of Design-Metal-Design (Germany).
The event also includes lectures by Rebekah Frank (executive director of the Art Jewellery Forum), the artist and teacher Gésine Hackenberg and the curator and writer Bella Neyman, whose talk, under the title 'Placement', makes reference to the exhibition that was commissioned at the Reinstein|Ross gallery in New York in May 2015, where jewellery made by professional jewellers and street artists, working in the public realm, collaborated on a new collection. And Off Joya, with unmissable exhibitions like 'The Alchemical Egg' at Hannah Gallery by Klimt02,' Jewels & Chocolate ', a dialogue between 11 jewellers and 5 master bakers at the Xocolata Museum (Comerç, 36) and' Gioielli in Fermento 'or visions of wine and its processes represented by a series of jewellers in Ocaña Apotheke (Pl. Reial, 13-15). Given that both jewellery and wine are particular interpretations of chosen raw materials, to turn a natural element into something precious and unique.
Ylenia Deriu, vine branches and brass necklace for "Gioielli in Fermento" / Off Joya
Silvia Beccaria, Bijou à Boire gorget for Gioielli in Fermento/Off Joya
Gésine Hackenberg, Grape necklace for Gioielli in Fermento/Off Joya
Eva van Kempen, I'm not an addict necklace for Jewels & Chocolate/Off Joya
Elin Flognman, Space Potato brooch for Jewels & Chocolate/Off Joya
Corrado De Meo, I colori della notte brooch for Gioielli in Fermento/Off Joya
Claudia Steiner, Rough Edges rings for Jewels & Chocolate/Off Joya
Angela Ciobanu, Drops of wisdom and light brooch for Jewels & Chocolate/Off Joya
- From 05 October to 07 October
- Arts Santa Mònica
- La Rambla, 7 08001 Barcelona
- Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
- 11-14 h + 16-21 h
- 14-16 h: exclusively for conferences
- Entrance prices:
- general 5 Eur. (valid for 3 days), students 3 Eur. (valid with student card). Conferences 10 Eur.
- Tickets available at: www.ticketea.com www.joyabarcelona.com