"Minerals of the World in the Art of Contemporary Artists

8 June 2018
Press Office of the Amber Museum

For the fourth time the contest of jewellery and stone-carving art takes place in Kaliningrad. This year it has been decided to dedicate it to the mineralogical treasures of Russia – impressive natural resources, which exceed many regions of the world in quality and quantity, as well as to remind of our old traditions of working precious, semiprecious and ornamental stones. There will be works of artists from 16 regions of the country.

The biennial of jewellery art has been held in the Amber Museum since 2012. At the exhibitions of the First, Second, and Third All-Russian Contests there were works by jewellers from Kaliningrad, Kazan, Kostroma, Makhachkala, Moscow, Nizhniy Tagil, Rostov-on-Don, Rybinsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Togliatti, Tula, Ufa, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Zlatoust. Number of exponents of the previous contest was 150 authors, number of works – 571. We are expecting new regions to appear in the list this year.

To work in the jury, experts of high qualification have been invited from the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts (Moscow), Saint Petersburg State Institute of Culture, Union of Russian Artists, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, AO "Jewellery Trade. North-West".

Work of authors submitted for the contest will be considered in five categories: "Russian Mineral 2018" , "Russian Artistic Heritage", "Ornament. Between Past and Future", "The Best Amber Work", "3D Technologies in Contemporary Art". Grand Prix is meant for the work made with high level of technical skills and  perfectly embodied the author's idea.

The contest will result in the exhibition "Minerals of the World in the Art of Contemporary Artists" that is opening in the Amber Museum on 8 June. One of the bright events of the contest days will be opening of the parallel exhibition from ANNA NOVA Jewellery House. Its founders Anna and Oleg Barinovs see their mission in preservation and development of high-level artistic traditions of the national stone-carving and jewellery art.

Traditionally, a scientific seminar is taking place within the contest, also an educational programme is going to be realized for students of the Kaliningrad Art and Industrial College.

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