During Milan Fashion Week, from the 22nd until the 25th of February 2018 at Palazzo Giurenconsulti, in Milan. Artistar Jewels is the event that brings contemporary jewellery under the international spotlight.
The latest jewellery trends will be showcased through both unique pieces and small series, emphasising their artistic value, technical testing and stylistic research.
170 international designers from more than 30 countries will participate in this 5th edition, showing more than 450 artworks that will be all sold on Artistar website as of February.
Another prestigious token for the designers participating in the exhibition will be to see their creations published in the volume Artistar Jewels 2018, with the contribution of the photographer Andrea Salpetre, and edited by Fausto Lupetti.
The distribution of this book will be worldwide, enriched by the introduction written by Eugenia Gadaleta, Marketing and Communication Manager of Artistar Jewels, together with fashion journalist Maristella Campi.
The creations of three great protagonists of the contemporary intellectual and artistic scene – the Japanese conceptual artist Yoko Ono, the Belgian Pol Bury and the Parisian artist Faust Cardinali – will frame this event by adding that final international touch.
Artistar Jewels: an exhibition and a competition.
A team of experts will be judging the participating designers, assigning several awards. Among these, the three winners will have the opportunity of joining Artistar Jewels 2019 and being featured in the special content section of the 2019 volume.
As a reward for young talents, one under-27 designer will be granted a free course at the goldsmith school in Milan (Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana).
Finally, two selected designers will also participate in two international fairs during 2018: Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam and AUTOR International Contemporary Jewellery Fair in Bucharest.
An exhibition that is a competition and that will result in a tour, as 30 creations selected by the jury will tour major European galleries and international concept stores.
The winners will be announced on February 23rd at Palazzo dei Giureconsulti during an exclusive event by invitation only.
Here are, among the participating creations, our favourite.
Enzo Carbone – Founder of Artistar Jewels
Artistar Jewels is getting bigger and bigger thanks to the effort of the team and of the partnerships that we have established over the years.
This is something more than an exhibition, it is a structured project aimed at giving value to the real talent and we are working so that we can ensure an international high level event, real visibility and business opportunities to our artists.