Fusion - Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery

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MAVA - Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón in collaboration with World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) and Fundesarte is thrilled to announce the first ever European wide call for submissions for the third edition of the Fusion: Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery 2024.

Jewellery creators who produce pieces made primarily from glass are invited to participate in the call. Submissions should be unique pieces, with a sculptural and artistic concept, capable of being used as an ornament for the human body, regardless of market trends. The jury, made up of experts from various sectors will select and curate the pieces featured in the 3rd FUSION.

The selected works will be part of an exhibition that will be shown first at the MAVA - Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón, in Spain and will be open to travel. A catalogue (English / Spanish) will be published with images of all the pieces, contributing toward disseminating the variety and quality of European crafts.

3rd FUSION aims to offer a representative sample of this subsector of craft and bring together in a single exhibition, young talents and established artists who work around the versatile material of glass while simultaneously showcasing synergies and collaborations between artisans from different fields.

Submission Guidelines
The call is open to craft makers based in Europe.
By ‘jewellery’ we mean all those unique pieces, with a sculptural and artistic concept, capable of being used as an ornament for the human body, regardless of market trends.
The pieces must be made primarily of glass.
Each participant will be able to propose up to three pieces or ensembles. Submissions can be individual pieces or a series of pieces. The selection committee will choose up to a maximum of three pieces per crafts maker (counting the ensembles as a single work).

Deadline for applications is 21 January 2024!

Selection Process
A jury, composed of experts from various sectors (design, crafts, teaching, arts, etc.) will be in charge of selecting the pieces that will be exhibited. The jury will assess the quality, design and creativity of the artworks.
Those selected will be notified by email and the list of pieces, along with their author(s), will be published on the WCCE, MAVA and FUNDESARTE websites on 12 February 2024.

Exhibition Details
The selected artists will need to send their pieces to the MAVA - Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón, Avda. de los Castillos s/n, 28925 Alcorcón - Spain, between 26 February & 8 March 2024

The exhibition with all the selected works will be opened at the MAVA on 3 April 2024 coinciding with the European Artistic Craft Days. It will remain in principle till 26 February 2026.

Additionally, a bilingual catalogue (English/Spanish) will be published with images of all the pieces provided by their authors and the data contained in the documentation provided.

Participation Conditions
The participants will be responsible for shipment of the works (including packaging and insurance for the transport).
The organisation will not be held responsible for any breakage, theft or deterioration of the pieces prior to their arrival at MAVA.
The images that are sent will be used to edit the catalogue of the exhibition, as well as for the dissemination- in any means- of the exhibition in other venues where it can be exhibited, and must be free of copyright.
Once the exhibition is over, the participants will have a maximum of 3 months to collect the works from MAVA. After 3 months, the destination of the pieces will be decided by the organisation.
Participation in this call entails full acceptance of the specified conditions.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 21 January 2024
Selection Announcement: 12 February 2024
Delivery of the selected works at MAVA: between 26 February & 8 March 2024
Exhibition Opening: 3 April 2024
Exhibition Ending: 26 February 2026

We look forward to your creative submissions and the celebration of contemporary glass jewellery at the Fusion - Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery 2024!

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21/January/2024

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