Open call for Land Jewelry 2020


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An art project for jewelry artists living in countries surrounding the Baltic Sea
Application deadline: 15.03.2020
With project Land Jewelry we invite jewelry artists living by the Baltic Sea to create land art. The
project consists of several phases, the main event of which will be a week creating land art on
Öland, Sweden, in the summer of 2020. We are hereby calling for participants.
The thematic background for this project is the Baltic Sea and the numerous environmental
problems it is facing today, including eutrophication, marine litter and declining biodiversity, among
many others. Nine countries surround the Baltic Sea and about 15 million people live on its coast. It
is an intensively used ecosystem and part of this project is to raise awareness about its ecological
situation. This sea we live by matters and the acts we take can make a difference. We ask
ourselves and you to think about the situation and how it can be spoken about through art. The
Baltic sea unites nine countries, it has many names and its relevance is undeniable. In this project
we aim to honor it and let it be a source of inspiration.
Altogether ten artists will get the opportunity to interact with the Baltic Sea environment on the
eastern shore of the Swedish island Öland and create ‘jewelry for the land’ using only found
materials of the area around them - natural or human-made. Therefore another important point is to
challenge yourself and your practice as a jewelry artist in creating something possibly very different
from what you usually do.
What is the relationship between jewelry art and land art? What are the differences or similarities?
What happens if you change the scale from that of a body to that of a landscape?
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