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JELO6 PROJECT

FEBRUARY 23-26, 2024

 

Open Call

UNI.VERSUS Art Room

invites you to participate in the first edition

of JELO6 Project,

that is going to take place in February 2024

at Zappio Megaro,

at the same time with the events AJMIG and

WE FASHION FORWARD.

Smaller venues will host satellite events.

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Are you a creator active in the field of Contemporary Jewelry?

Is jewelry a source of inspiration for you,

an occasion and reason for creative expression, or your passion?

Do you want to promote it as an art form?

As a means of commentary and personal statement?

As a research tool?

Do you want to educate the public by presenting your unique point of view,

and learn from this interaction?

Let's co-create the supporting environment. 

 

The initials JELO6 are an abbreviation of the description:

JEWELRY + OBJECTS + our 6 SENSES.

More on the vision and statement of JELO6, you will find on our page titled MANIFESTO.

 

The JELO6 PROJECT aims, through collective action, to highlight and promote Contemporary Jewelry, both in Greece and Abroad, enhancing awareness and the exchange of views, while at the same time hoping to consolidate a dialogue between Greek and international designers /makers or entities active in the field of Contemporary Jewelry.

In particular, it aims to:
– Inform and familiarize the public with issues related to Contemporary Jewelry as a form of art and as a means of creative expression.
– support the individual creators as well as the creative groups of the field.
– offer a platform that allows for the gathering, meeting and collaboration of all interested parties (artists, galleries, collectors, museums, or other institutions that promote arts and culture, etc.) through communication and networking.

- PEACEFUL ACTIVISM

JELO6 PROJECT is organized by UNI.VERSUS ART ROOM and Niki Stylianou, co-Founder of the Anticlastics Team and Athens Jewelry Week festival.

  • TARGET AUDIENCE:

JELO6 PROJECT is addressed to jewelry schools, independent designers/makers, groups, and galleries from all over the world, that consider jewelry as an art form and that through their personal work and action try to expand the boundaries of and enrich the field of Contemporary Jewelry. JELO6 is open to proposals for solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, external actions, performances, workshops, talks, etc. There are no restrictions regarding the material, size, or form of the works to be presented. However, the conceptual background of the proposals submitted needs to address the subjects of: jewelry, the human body, the dimensions of space and time, as well as the senses that we have developed in order to perceive these.

PLEASE NOTE: Established companies or brands cannot take part in the event.

As the goal of the event is to present to the wider public the specificities, diversity, and artistic dimension of Contemporary Jewelry, special attention will be given to proposals that underline the multidimensional character of contemporary artistic creativity in the specific field, while focusing on its ideology and its aesthetics.

Artists, groups, galleries, or schools who decide to apply must be prepared to bring their work in person and join us at the opening.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION, DEADLINES.

Those interested in participating in the JELO6 project, please send an email at jelo6project@gmail.com, sending:

ARTISTS:

-Name, Address, Telephone, E-mail, Web/Blog, Place and Date of Birth Artist
-CV
-5 representative photos of finished pieces/works that the artist wishes to exhibit. Each photo must depict a single piece photographed against a white background. Dimensions: 10x15cm. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. File type: JPG, JPEG. Each photo should be titled according to the example below:
Name Artist_Description_Title.jpg (JohnSmith_Brooch_UnderTheSkin.jpg)
-Short Statement of the Artist (up to 120 words) presenting the conceptual background of the collection, the Artist's sources of inspiration, the techniques and materials he uses, etc.

GROUPS:

-Regarding the group/collective as one entity:

-Brief description about the group (140 words max), its statement about jewelry, design methods, and/or line of research regarding the particular project intended to be shown during AJW

-Group Information: Name, address, phone number, e-mail, web/blog address.

-list of participating artists.

-Regarding each listed artist/member of the group/collective to participate:

-3 Photos representative of the artist’s work concerning one collection. Each photo should show only one piece, photographed on a white background. Dimensions: 10x15cm. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. Format: JPG, JPEG. Each photo should be named as follows: Artist Name_Description_Title.jpg (JohnSmith_Brooch_UnderTheSkin.jpg)

GALLERIES

-Regarding the Gallery:

-Gallery Information: Name, address, phone number, e-mail, web/blog address.

-Proposal /description of the particular project intended to be shown during AJW 2019 (140 words max)

- List of participating artists

-Regarding each listed artist represented by the Gallery to participate:

-3 Photos representative of the artist’s work concerning one collection. Each photo should show only one jewelry piece, photographed on a white background. Dimensions: 10x15cm. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. Format: JPG, JPEG. Each photo should be named as follows: Artist Name_Description_Title.jpg (JohnSmith_Brooch_UnderTheSkin.jpg)

SCHOOLS

-Regarding the School:

-School Information: Name, address, phone number, e-mail, web/blog address.

-Brief description/cv about the school, its statement about jewelry, design methods, and/or line of research (140 words max)

-Proposal /description of the particular project intended to be shown during AJW 2017 (140 words)

- list of participating students

-Regarding each listed student represented by the School to participate:

-3 Photos representative of the student’s work. Each photo should show only one piece, photographed on a white background. Dimensions: 10x15cm. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. Format: JPG, JPEG. Each photo should be named as follows: Artist Name_Description_Title.jpg (JohnSmith_Brooch_UnderTheSkin.jpg)

All information submitted must be authentic and current. (The collection should be part of a body of work put together within the last two years and it should not have been previously exhibited in Greece).

Applications must be sent by October 10, 2023. No entries past the deadline will be accepted.

 

  • PARTICIPATION FEE:

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APPLICATION FORM:
The process of submitting the application for participation has a cost of 25 euros. Please use the following PayPal address: nikistylianoujewelry@gmail.com.

The Jury that will review the applications and determine the final list of participants will be announced after the publication of the final list.

PARTICIPATION IN THE ORGANIZATION:
To confirm your participation in the JELO6 PROJECT once selected, the amount of 700 euros + 24% VAT (applies to Greece and all non-EU countries) must be paid to the organization.

Participants must make the respective payment by November 15, 2023, in order to confirm their participation. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the cancellation of their application/selection.

Bank Details:
Name: Niki Stylianou
Bank: Alpha Bank
IBAN: GR6801403840384002101018923

Swift/BIC: CRBAGRAA

 

  • SELECTION / CRITERIA:

Participants will be selected by the Jury according to the following criteria:
1) Conceptual approach, research process, final project coherence
2) Originality of design, composition, as well as materials' qualities and use.
3) Craftsmanship and/or technical innovation.

The names of the Artists who will be selected to take part in the JELO6 PROJECT event will be officially announced by email on October 20, 2023.

  • VENUES:

ZAPPIO MEGARO, UNI.VERSUS ART ROOM

  • DELIVERY OF THE PROJECTS UNDER EXHIBITION:

For the entire internal process, as well as the delivery of the pieces to be exhibited, we will organize online meetings where we will provide you with all the related information.

PLEASE NOTE: JEWELRY, OTHER THAN THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE PHOTOS YOU HAVE SUBMITTED WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION.

(IN CASE OF SALES DURING THE EVENT, the JELO6 PROJECT team DOES NOT BEAR FINANCIAL CLAIMS OR TAX RESPONSIBILITIES).

OBLIGATIONS OF THE ORGANIZER:

The organizer is responsible for the curation, coordination, and communication of the entire event. Specifically, she is accountable for:

  1. Ensuring, if necessary, the smooth cooperation among the various entities involved.

  2. Managing event communication and advertising through print media (magazines, newspapers), radio, social media, press releases, and private guided tours by journalists.

  3. Producing a catalog that will showcase all the participants' contributions and printing a map illustrating the locations of individual events.

Additionally, the organizer will be in charge of organizing, curating, and promoting the central exhibition within the JELO6 PROJECT framework. This exhibition provides the selected artists with the opportunity to showcase their work at ZAPPIO MEGARO.

Regarding other events included in the JELO6 PROJECT program (e.g., external exhibitions, seminars, lectures, performances, etc.), once proposals are selected, the organizer will offer guidance and assistance to participants in selecting venues.

Please note: Setting up, Off_JELO6 exhibitions, is the sole responsibility of participating individuals or teams. We might be of help though. Let’s be in touch.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The following terms and conditions apply to exhibitors participating in the JELO6 PROJECT.

The organization reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions without notice.

-CONDITIONS TO ADMISSION

All exhibitors must submit a complete application package by the stated deadline. All information submitted must be true and up to date. Only complete applications will be considered. The organization has the right to accept or reject any application. Decisions are final. Applicants agree that if their application is accepted, this contract is valid and both parties agree to it. All entry fee payments must be made on the due date.

The organization will not be responsible for the costs of transportation, shipping, and insurance of the exhibits.

The organization and ZAPPIO MEGARO will provide security at the exhibition area. However, it is the sole responsibility of exhibitors to assume the risk of loss or damage. We recommend that participants insure their jewelry against any theft, loss, or damage that could occur during the event, including any transport or storage.

-SALES AND COMMISSIONS

The organization allows artists to sell or receive special orders or commissions during the exhibition, without the intervention of the organization. The organization does not manage sales or orders/assignments between artists and potential customers. The use of invoices in every case of sale is mandatory and should be observed according to the applicable regulations. It is the duty of artists and exhibitors to comply with these regulations in case of sale/transaction during the festival. The organization has no claim or tax liability, therefore, it has no credit terminal/debit card for this purpose.

-PHOTO/VIDEO:

Participants agree that the organization has the right to use the photographic and/or video art material provided by the artists, as well as any visual material produced during the exhibition, for advertising purposes in various media channels, including the Internet, catalogs, posters, magazines, short films etc. 

-CANCELLATIONS:

The jury has the right to cancel any entry if it deems the information provided by the entrant

to be false or if the entrant does not comply with the criteria and dates specified. Cancellation of the contract by the participant in case he decides to leave after depositing the payment means a fine of 100% of the total value of the participation. Refunds cannot be made unless otherwise agreed in writing by the organisers.

 

For more information on the application process and participation:

uni.versus.art.room@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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