AUTOR 2016 International Contemporary Jewelry Fair – the 15 edition – will be held during the weekend 16 – 17 April in Bucharest, Romania.
Throughout the last 7 years, AUTOR has grown bigger, wider, better. It turned into the complete and perfect event we wanted, and it has now expanded to the amplitude of an annual event. Starting this spring, AUTOR will happen once a year.
Your only chance to … See the newest contemporary jewelry collections from designers
reaching in form all over the world: more than 150 artists have sent their proposals for the first annual edition of AUTOR Fair !
THE « AUTHORS » : AUTOR 2016 will bring together the Fantastic worlds of 70 artists:
Adriana Díaz Higuera — Aleksandra Atanasovski — Alessandro Morosani — Ana Barbu Uzura — ANA BRAGANÇA — Ana Marchetanu — Ana Oglejan — Ana Wagner — Andra Lupu — Andrea Vaggione — Andreia Gabriela Popescu — Atelier Jamais — Christine Jalio — Contemporia — Corina Mardari – Corrina Goutos — Cleopatra Cosulet — Doru Dumitrescu Wearable Sculptures — Egle Sitkauskaite — Elina Spyridou For Innocenti — Emma Nacht — Etay Malka — Hakan Aktug — Helmi Lindblom — Ioana Enache — Isabelle Busnel — Isabelle Géréec — Iulia Ivan – JOC -art en joia (Júlia Ortega Canalda) — Jonathan Hens — Julia Baudler — Katerina Stoyanova — Katherine Dannenberg — Katja Toporski – Konstantinos Georgopoulos (Giftforever) — kostadinos jewellery — Krama — Loredana Cleja — Lucienne — Madara Keidza — Malute by Luiza Teodorescu — Mariana Tanasescu — Marilena Karagkiozi Design — Mesteshukar ButiQ — Miriam Mirna Korolkovas — Monotip — Moogu — Noha Nicolescu — Panayiotis Panayi — PÿR — Roxana Davidescu — Ruta Naujalyte — Sara Chyan — Sara Marzialetti — Simeon Shomov – SI Sabato Isabel – Simona Ghiga – Contemporary Jewelry – snob. (Iza Visoianu) — SunYoung Kim — Sylvie Lissa Alusitz — T–SQUARED Tami Eshed — Thorning Astrup // aarhus — Utopic by Mona Vulpoiu — Vika Mayzel — Vika Tonu – Ye Seul Seo – Yujin Lee.
Tami Eshed – Israel – « Recycled Powder » collection – T Squared – Selected for AUTOR 2016
« Keep thinking green! » says Tami. « In this specific collection, I have decided to create a limited edition of pieces, which are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner. Instead of dying the pins, necklaces and rings with a standard Epoxy paint, I have decided to use the powder of leftover metal paint as the main coloring ingredient. »
« Sponge » by Konstantinos Georgopoulos Giftforever from Greece ★
“I’ve always been fascinated by objects such as wood, rocks or bone carved from the power of nature, or “bizarre” forms and combinations such as a root stuck between two rocks or a garnet crystal as a rough diamond inclusion. The greek sponges that can be found mainly in the sea of Kalymnos Island was -this time – my inspiration.”
★ Pressure by Panayiotis Panayi from Cyprus★
Since the dawn of man, we humans had an intrinsic desire to further evolve our species.This intellectual tendency that leads us to our goals, leaves us oblivious to any negative consequences to our surroundings or ourselves. We will pursue our goals at any cost.
These days we have managed to lose control, we have imprisoned our spirit and we are fed on a daily basis a banquet of stress and pressure to further accommodate our own ambitions or the ones of our peers.
The collection is inspired by that burden; by the pressure that seems to distinguish modern man. This collection is made out of titanium (lightweight elastic, hard metal). As it wraps around the finger it applies a small amount of pressure.
Isabelle Busnel necklace My work explores all the stereotypes of classical jewellery. After a first collection playing with the kitsch imagery of cheap and popular jewellery (owls, skulls, cameos, tigers…), my second body of work focuses on the aesthetics of pearls. In my last new collection I investigate the attraction of stones. I am still using silicone rubber as material but this time I am adding translucent coloured silicone to mimic stones. White is still predominant in my necklaces and magnetic brooches but I give them a new twist with a large range of colours.
For AUTOR 2016, I am planning to show a mix of the “pearls” and the “stones” collections.
« Pink Crush » by Andra Lupu, from Romania
Birds by Youjin Lee from South Korea. Selected for AUTOR 2016
« My jewelry shows calmness and quietness in a various and showy society using gray metal’s own characteristic. I combined the wood and metal to express heavy hearts and worries because of incompleteness communication between people. »« reCYCLE Collection » by Cleopatra Cosulet from Romania. Selected for AUTOR 2016 – reCYCLE Collection - Brooch – Sterling Silver – Recycled Plastic – Miyuki Delica 11/0 (cylindrical glass beads) – Fireline (nylon) Thread -
« In the physical, concrete level, we are the result of our actions , reactions and interactions. Their amount structurally determine the whole assembly which we are part of. Its isuues are also ours issues. Yet by awarness and appropriate behaviour the equilibrium can be restored.The collection is a honest and transparent statement, revealing the intentions of personal involvement and its purpose. The materials used (recycled plastic, Sterling Silver, patina, glass beads, nylon thread) and the colors chosen reveal the implicit message: « Let’s do something that matters. »
Tule design by Helmi Lindblom, Finland [Photography by Ninni Vidgren]
« I would like to tell the stressful world, but I can not. Nor do I want to underline the seriousness of
￼our time and human insecurity. Instead, I want to bring people something to hold on to.
With my current work I try to get the viewer to forget the seriousness so often connected to art. I wish that my pieces will encourage approaching touching and wearing them. I hope that the wearers lose themselves in the repeated movement of their fingers on jewelry’s surface and into the varying fingertip feelings. »
“Meat Animals In The Grass”, 2016 by Ana Barbu /UZURA from Romania ★
« This collection’s theme is the city and its aberrations, the way it makes us live, in small safe antiseptic spaces, the way it makes us eat, packed food of unknown origin, the way it makes us move, traveling in cars and running on treadmills, etc. My choice of expressing this frankensteined urban life is by using the idea of diorama, of architectural small scale models, but not to represent buildings and townscapes, but a traditional, natural, almost idyllic landscape populated with animals that now we usually grow for food in industrialized farms. »
[Re]Born by Rada Ureche from Romania
« [Re]Born is a collection that emphasises on the recycling of materials, giving us an impulse to reuse or to give another destination to the objects we think we no longer need. It represents an unspoken dialougue between the perfect shapes, texture or finish and the small marks of crafting that remain visible as a humble recognition of our human flaws and imperfections.
By using the keum-boo technique we wanted to highlight the beauty and different shapes of melted silver, showing that we can prevent the waste of potentially usefull materials. As gold fusions with silver, so does every action or innaction we have upon the world we live in.
Materials used: recycled sterling silver, 23.5k gold sheet. »
« Thinking Building » collection by Etay Malka from Israel
« This project deals with the architecture in Tel Aviv. The differences in the city today are mainly reflected by the character of the buildings and their height. Bauhaus buildings with 2 floors and rounded balconies stand alongside the skyscrapers, offices and cranes. »
THE UNPREDİCTABLE FORM/FOAM collection by Hakan Aktug from Turkey
By Corrina Goutos – representing Germany, from America
Based on my exploration of the archetype of The Souvenir, my current collection looks at the things we take, imbue with a memory, place or moment, and the objects and traces that we leave behind in the process. The ephemeral dialogue between man’s rituals and nature’s forces; between environment and inhabitants.
In a culture of convenience, consumption and transience, I seek out the lost and found objects and site installations that have the memory of a person. They are the unfinished stories of affection, and neglect, visible in objects we interact with.
”Loss” by Christine Jalio from Finland –
“The “Loss”- collection is a continuum of my earlier “Past, Loss, Future”- collection which tells a story of aging, personal loss and life before and after big turning points in life. In the new ”Loss”- collection I have been concentrating on personal loss, sadness, and loneliness; on what happens after you loose someone you love. I have gone even deeper into the emotional turmoil of an individual person and tried hard to capture these feelings in my work. The pieces have a sense of comfort and safety to them and look very heavy, but are actually really light. Like a person who carries great sadness within, I wanted my pieces to be very quiet and scream very loud at the same time.”
We are also happy to announce the support of our international friends for this edition of the fair: Bijou Contemporain, The Jewellery Activist, Art Jewelry Forum, The Morning Bark, Current Obsession, Mar de Color Rosa, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo.